23 Ideas for your morning routine to set the tone for your day and mood
How do you like your mornings? Full of energy or you like slow mornings?
I recently had a consulting session with a client who seemed to have lost her motivation and will to work. She reached out to me to understand how to get out of this funk mood and as went along we made a few changes in her morning routine. It really helped her so it got me thinking to give you a few ideas for a morning routine that can help set the tone for your day and mood.
As I’ve often mentioned before, your morning sets the tone for the day. It’s usually based upon your personality, your habits, your mood, your energy levels. Anytime I work with a client on their productivity, I talk about their morning routines. More often than usual, making a few changes in their routine really makes a huge difference.
Here are a few ideas for your morning routines. You can try and see how it work for your energy, your productivity and motivation.
Plan your day
Listen to a podcast episode
Read a chapter from a book
Watch an inspirational YouTube video
Water the plants
Just enjoy a cup of coffee/tea
Take your dog out for a walk
Stretch for a bit
Skin care/ hair care
Create something (if you’re an artist or creator)
Catch up on important work emails
Drink a tall glass of water/lemon Juice
De-clutter/clear space (work or home)
Play a sport
These are a few ideas that can help you create a morning routine that will help you set a good tone for the day as opposed to just grabbing the phone first thing in the morning and instagramming/whatsapping. These are obviously some known ideas but the trick is to figure out what works for you and your energy levels.
Sometimes when my clients need to slow down a bit so as to deal with their emotions and pace and balance their energy, I ask them to go through a slower routine but sometimes when they feel really unproductive and lazy I ask them to choose activities that will keep them going and energized.
Therefore, choose and create a routine based on your current needs.