6 Things to Do when you wake up in the morning

6 Things to Do when you wake up in the morning


Your mornings set up how your day will turn out to be, and your morning rituals decide how your morning will turn out to be.

If you have a cranky start to your day, the entire day’s mood will be the same. Have a positive start to your day and the entire day’s mood will be positive.

How?
These six morning rituals will help you kickstart the day the right way – they take time to become a part of your daily routine – however, once they turn into habits, the results start appearing.

A. Stay away from your screen for the first 90 minutes

  • When you pick up your phone the first thing when you wake up, instead of enjoying the morning, instead of filling your mind with positive thoughts, instead of being grateful, you are filling it with unneeded information at the time.
  • Also, how important can any notification be, work is priority, but it starts after a specific time; and if it’s not work-related, then what’s the point of checking all the notifications at that moment.

B. Make your Bed

  • There are multiple reasons to making your bed first thing in the morning, one of them is accomplishing tasks. When you accomplish this micro task, you’ve set the mood to accomplish more of such micro tasks in the day and make the day a successful one.
  • The second reason is habits creation; when you do it on a daily basis – it quickly becomes a habit. It also allows you to instill such similar habits one-by-one in order to improve your lifestyle.

C. Be Grateful

  • The first thoughts of your day, when you wake up, should be positive. Think positive, have a positive approach to your day and more importantly, be grateful for everything you have and everything that you’re thankful for.
  • Gratitude fills you with positivity and happiness – you feel thankful for eveything that you get to do, that you get to be, that you have.
  • Every morning, be grateful for at least three things that are important to you and think about it for a while before you begin with your day.

D. Drink a Glass of Water

  • Once you’ve made your bed, and with gratitude on your mind, the next important thing is to have a glass of water in the morning.
  • It, of course, hydrates you after a good sleep, secondly, flushes out your body toxins and also gives your brain fuel for the day.
  • This goes without saying that you should keep hyrating yourself on a hourly basis and have sufficient amount of water over the day.

E. Go for a Run

  • This is a choice for people, whether to go in the morning or in the evening – but it’s crucial to have some exercise during the day.
  • Preferably, morning is recommended because it kickstarts your day like nothing else, you’re charged for the entire day and you’re pumped up for your next task of the day.
  • Also, it not only gives you a physical boost, but it has an impact mentally too, helps you to clear out your mind, your stress and helps you to think more clearly.

F. Plan out your Day

  • Usually, people do this task the day before, but if you like to keep everything on a day-to-day basis, then you should definitely plan out your day in the morning only.
  • Have a clear outlook of your day, what needs to be done and what needs to be prioritised and not do things on the go, because that definitely doesn’t work out long-term.

Every day of your life is important, and every day needs to be utilised at its best. In order to do so, the best way forward is to have a good morning routine and have a positive and fresh start to your day.

• Challenge #3 : Waking Up at 5.30 AM •

• Challenge #3 : Waking Up at 5.30 AM •

Technically, this should have been the first challenge because it all starts from here! Not necessarily 5.30 AM, it could be in that range whatever suits you, but this has been the best decision I made around 9 months back – it was the start of the domino effect.

It is a difficult habit to implement during the initial days, but when it becomes a habit, it’s the best thing in the world!
• I get the extra start to the day, which I wouldn’t before when I would wake up at 7/8/9
• It allows me to do more tasks in the morning and by the time I’d usually start my day, I’m done with most of the important stuff already!
• The peacefulness and the calmness around provides that extra boost, that alone time is the best when the whole world is sleeping and there’s simply no disturbance around.
• My day is more disciplined when I’m awake at the time I’m supposed to be and the whole day goes as planned! And, it’s a complete opposite scenario even there’s an hour or two delay and everything else thus gets affected – creating chaos in the mind!

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If there’s a habit to start with, my first suggestion would be this one!

This is the first thing you should do when you wake up in the morning.

This is the first thing you should do when you wake up in the morning.

When you wake up in the morning, making your own bed should be your first pursuit. Here’s why!

A. Habits Creation
It starts with a small step. Doing this every day helps you create a pattern, which then gives you the confidence to develop more habits for yourself, thus making your day more productive and organised.

B. Winning Mindset
Everyone says the same thing in the morning, ‘My bed is calling out to me; thus I need to sleep more.’ Making your own bed creates that WIN in your mind, that if I can conquer this first task in the day, it instills the mindset to overcome the other activities as well.

C. Achieving Confidence
When you’ve had bad days at work, when you struggle with your daily activities, and you come home and see the bed you made for yourself, it gives you the confidence that if I could achieve this micro task in the morning, I’ll wake up the next day and try accomplishing the rest of the day as well.

If you’re waking up early in the morning, or at least, if you’re making your own bed, you’re on a path to have an excellent start to the day/ achieved significant success in the morning with the entire day to conquer more.

If you aren’t, start doing so and notice how different your day turns out!