A great day starts with a great morning. Your morning routine sets the tone for your professional, academic, or personal activities throughout the day. Here are five of the key steps you can take to ensure your day gets off to a good start.
1. Make Goals and Plan Ahead
Eliminate large decision-making tasks first thing in the morning. Instead, make a list of your goals. This can help you feel more control over what you want to accomplish.
2. Wake Up at Your Best Time
Getting enough sleep is vital. Both night owls and early risers can feel accomplished on the right amount of sleep. Using a sleep calculator can help you determine what's the best time to wake up without feeling groggy.
3. Distance Yourself Digitally
Many people are in the habit of checking their email or social media first thing in the morning. However, it can actually be more productive to avoid your phone. You can charge it on the opposite side of your room so that it's not as easy to reach.
4. Make Your Bed
Making your bed is a small step, but it demonstrates the value of little things. Accomplishing this goal can motivate you to get larger tasks accomplished during your day.
5. Get Your Body Moving
Some of the most famous celebrities start their days with a little exercise. Getting your blood flowing can put a positive spin on your day. Another benefit is that you don't have to think about working out later.
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