The morning routine is a buzz-phrase in recent months, but with a good reason. Your morning is fresh and gives you the chance to start your day on the right foot.
In this post, I will walk you through my morning routine from a working professional perspective.
Wake Up By 7 Am
My alarm is set at 6.45 am though my work day starts by 9 am. Why exactly 6.45? I have found that 6.45 is the best time that makes me feel well rested, but without groggy. If I sleep until 7, I feel groggy all through the day. If I wake up at 6.15, I feel sleep deprived and tired.
You might have seen videos and read books of successful entrepreneurs saying you need to wake up by 5 am to become successful.
For myself, I benefit from waking up early between 7-8, my mind is calm and fresh and I have enough time to be productive and work on my hobbies and projects.
However, it's not necessary to wake up at 7 am. People have different circadian rhythms and sleep preferences and some wake up at 8 am while others at 5 am.
You must find what time can work for you to have the best day.
Drink Water On Waking
I drink water as I wake up, and find it parched in the morning.
Benefits Of Water
Rehydrate your body
Flush out toxins
Improves mental performance
Starts your metabolism
Make Tea Or Coffee
If you're a tea or coffee drinker, it's a good time to brew the drink of your choice. The reason I drink tea in the morning is that drinking something warm makes me feel whole.
Make The Bed
It's easy to make a bed as the first task of the day. I feel my mind is orderly as I make my bed.
I use the "Wim-Hof" method of breathing, which involves 30-40 power breaths. Holding the breath for a short time and exhaling. This can relieve stress, improve concentration, increase energy, and supply oxygen to the brain and body.
I read, write, learn or work on my side hustles. I watch 15 minutes of YouTube videos when my mind is still awake.
I put myself in a comfortable position on the couch and then focus on slow breathing to make myself calm. Then I practice gratitude to uplift and get myself in a positive mood.
A shower keeps me fresh throughout the day. I generally go for cold showers as it improves the blood circulation, lowers stress, and increases the mood.
I pick my dress the night before and use it after my shower. After I get ready, the morning routine is done.
I consume a heavy breakfast with carbs to keep myself full. It's healthy to break your fast after a long night. So, plan a healthy breakfast accordingly.
These are the typical mornings of mine as a working professional. I believe morning routines can make your day productive and fill your mind with peace.