So we’re obviously not going to do all the things that scientists, business moguls, and lifestyle gurus tell us we need to be doing each morning. For one thing, once you’ve added them all together, there simply isn’t the time to get them all done. However, there are still some really simple things which most of us can do to make our morning routine much better.
Make your bed
According to Charles Duhigg, author of “The Power of Habit” and “Smarter Faster Better”, making your bed is associated with increased productivity throughout the rest of the day. Plus, once you’ve made your bed, you’re far less likely to get back into it!
Turned the lights up high
Our bodies react to light and dark. We’re internally programmed to feel sleepy when it’s dark, and be awake when it’s light. So while getting dressed with the lights down low might feel like a more gentle transition into the day ahead, it may also be telling your body that’s it’s still night time and be making you feel even more sleepy.
Yes, so it’s not necessarily a tempting idea when we hear our morning alarm going off, but doing some morning exercise can make a real improvement to your whole day. It helps to clear your mind, get your metabolism going, and it boosts your mood.
Leave your email alone
A much more tempting suggestion, but we don’t mean ignore it all day. Instead, put off checking your emails first thing in the morning and start your day with an important focussed project.
Business consultant and author of the book “Never Check Email In The Morning”, Julie Morgenstern, explains that if you start your day with emails “you’ll never recover. Those requests and those interruptions and those unexpected surprises and those reminders and problems are endless… there is very little that cannot wait a minimum of 59 minutes.”