Mornings are the ideal opportunity to take time for yourself and prepare for a successful day, an open secret known by talented creatives and business people. Tailor a routine to your lifestyle by considering your longterm goals, circadian rhythms, and family life. While every morning routine is different, proven shared elements include waking up early, avoiding the snooze button, working out in the morning, starting off with slow and relaxing activities, and practicing mindfulness. Mornings can also be used to spend time with family before the demands of the workday. Prepare for disruptions of routines by practicing acceptance and trying your best to remain mindful in order to stay focused and calm in the day ahead.
For more information about morning routines, check out What Does Your Morning Routine Say About You?
About the Author
Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander are co-founders of mymorningroutine.com where they continue to write about the productivity practices of inspiring people. Spall writes for The New York Times, Observer, Business Insider, and more. Xander works as a product designer and engineer. He works on various start-ups, products, and front-end development finding a balance between engineering, design, and product-making.