Waking up every morning is not always easy. Whether it’s because of seasonal changes, waking up when it’s cold and the sun hasn’t risen, or because of the daunting day you face ahead, leaving your bed in the morning can seem like an impossible feat.
Morning Routines are an effective and a pretty underrated way to make waking up a bit easier. Whether you take 15 minutes every morning to make your bed and wash your face or multiple hours to get a workout in and do a full skincare routine, having a structured morning helps keep you accountable and waking up on time every morning.
Implementing a morning routine is pretty simple and very customizable to every individual. All it takes is creating a repeatable process that you can make happen every morning.
After adding a morning routine to your day, you can anticipate less stress in the morning, better night’s sleep, more productivity, and even some health benefits!
If you don’t have a morning routine but are thinking you may want to add one, here are 4 signs that may indicate a Morning Routine will help make your mornings more bearable!
4 Signs You May Need a Morning Routine
Sluggish Feelings Into the Afternoon
Waking up sluggish and having that feeling linger into the afternoon is a total day killer. There are multiple reasons why you may feel sluggish when you wake up but one way to remedy this is to incorporate a morning routine for what you do every single time you wake up. Knowing what you have to do every morning, make your bed, work out, shower, etc. helps your body understand that once those tasks are done, it is time to kick start the day. As soon as your Morning Routine is completed, you should be refreshed and ready to start your day and rid yourself of those sluggish afternoon feelings.
Little Motivation to Get Out of Bed in the Morning
A possible explanation for this is not feeling ‘excited’ or ‘motivated’ to wake up in the morning. You may wake up dreading work or the amount of chores you have to do and when you wake up it is the first thing that’s on your mind. Introducing a morning routine to your day can help sooth those anxious morning thoughts by adding in a routine that you stick to and is the first thing you do every morning. You don’t need to tackle any of the tough tasks of your day before you wake up first and finish your morning routine. Post morning routine, you are ready to take on whatever challenges await you, good or bad!
Repeatedly Skipping Breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you are repeatedly skipping Breakfast there’s a chance that you are not waking up with enough time to have this vital meal. Having a morning routine can help you be more productive in the morning and help you complete tasks you need to get done including having Breakfast. Instead of running out the door every morning in a rush, introducing a morning routine to your day can mean more time to relax and have Breakfast and fuel your body with the energy that you need for the day.
Restlessness at Night
Restlessness at night is something that can deter your entire day. Not getting ample rest and enough hours of sleep can lead to groggy mornings and low productivity throughout the day. Having a morning routine can help alleviate this because it can help dissolve whatever it is that is keeping you up at night. If it’s the daunting tasks at work or a conversation you need to have, going to bed knowing that the first thing you are doing is your morning routine can help make those late night restless feelings decrease.