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Jumpstart your morning routine!

Let’s face it, not everyone is a morning person, and sometimes waking up can be a struggle. But, whether you’re a morning person or not, a good morning routine can do wonders for your self-care and set you up for success the rest of the day.

The difference between a good day and a great day can depend entirely on the choices you make as soon as you wake up. From eating a healthy breakfast to making your bed, you have the ability to change your mindset by creating a routine that works for you and your lifestyle. Below we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common morning practices that you can implement into your morning routine to increase productivity.


A good night’s sleep.

A healthy morning routine starts the night before. Studies show that most healthy adults need seven to nine hours of sleep every night to wake up feeling refreshed. Try turning off your phone at least 30 minutes before your normal bedtime to avoid screen time and promote healthy sleep habits.

Prep the night before.

In addition to a good night’s sleep, prepping the night before is a great way to eliminate stress the next morning. Simple tasks like packing your lunch or picking out your outfit are not only efficient but give you less to worry about when you wake up.

Get out of bed.

While it may feel good to hit the snooze button as soon as your alarm goes off, you may be doing your body a disservice. When you hit snooze, it forces your body to go in and out of sleep and can cause you to feel even more tired. As soon as your alarm goes off, try hopping out of bed to get your morning started right away!

Avoid social media.

Eliminate social media usage right as you’re waking up to allow your mind to stay at ease. The effects of social media can often be negative, so do your best to stay off social media until you’ve accomplished at least one goal each morning.

Make your bed.

Don’t think of it as a chore. Making your bed is a great way to start your day off on the right foot since it allows you to do something productive almost immediately. Plus, there’s no better feeling than getting into a freshly made bed at the end of the day.

Eat a healthy breakfast.

Remember to eat breakfast! According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly one-quarter of individuals in the United States skip breakfast daily. Stay away from heavily processed or sugary foods and choose more proteins, whole grains, and fruits. Don’t forget to drink lots of water to stay hydrated.

Get active.

Even the smallest amounts of exercise can help you feel energized and stress-free. Whether it’s a brief walk around your neighborhood, yoga in your living room, or lifting weights at the gym, get your body moving and your blood flowing to wake up your best.