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TL;DR A perfect morning routine has a positive effect on your daily routine and ultimately on your life.

Successful personalities like Richard Branson or Brian Tracy have their morning routine.

Richard Branson gets up at five in the morning and takes enough time for breakfast with his family. Brian Tracy does without his mobile phone in the morning and starts with the most important task according to the motto “Eat the Frog first“.

There is no morning routine. Only you can know which habits feel best for you in the morning.

7 good reasons why you should have a morning routine:

  • You start your day with a good feeling and more energetic
  • It’s easier for you to get out of bed.
  • You simply live more consciously and provide for more anticipation on your day
  • You take your time in the morning just for yourself.
  • You increase your well-being
  • You are spared stress and hectic activity in the early hours of the morning
  • You are what you do every day. Routines ultimately determine how your life will go.

21 inspiring ideas for your morning routine

Haven’t you been able to get anything out of the saying “The early bird gets the worm”? Have you always cheekily countered “what about the early worm, shouldn’t he have stayed in bed?” 😉

I hope this will change with the following ideas for your morning routine. I have arranged them chronologically for you: They range from shortly after getting up to leaving your house. Let’s go!


Prepare your clothes for the next day before going to bed

Maybe you also know this: You are standing in front of a full wardrobe in the morning full of nothing to wear.

Sometimes in the morning, there is an unnecessary amount of time for the right choice of clothes. To save you unnecessary stress in the morning, choose your clothes for the next day before going to bed. Because a stress-free morning routine already begins in the evening.


Start your day offline

Your first look in the morning goes to your mobile phone? Do you lose a lot of your time through Facebook and Co?

According to current statistics, 37% check their e-mails or mobile phone messages in the morning, while every fifth person is active on social networks.

Before you already plan your everyday life in the morning according to the agenda of other people, take your time for yourself. Choose consciously self-determination instead of heteronomy. This way you live much more consciously and perceive your emotional state better. A small habit, which can lead to more attentiveness.


Consciously perceive your body

Under stress, it can be easy to pay little attention to the body. Under psychological stress not only your thoughts but also your whole body are tense.

The latter is characterized, for example, by a poor posture, which in the long run can often lead to back pain, shoulder pain or neck pain.

Therefore breathe in and out deeply and pay attention to your body. How does it feel? Is it tense in some places? Then take another deep breath into this area and stretch the tense area.


Visualize your day

Your thoughts create your reality.

It is incredible what you can achieve with the power of visualization. Successful personalities like Jim Carrey, Arnold Schwarzenegger or Will Smith use it.

'Our thoughts, our feelings, our dreams, our ideas are physical in the universe. That if we dream something, if we picture something, it adds a physical thrust towards realization that we can put into the universe.' – Will SmithClick To Tweet

The visualization is a wonderful gift we humans have received. We are much more likely to achieve our goals and achieve what we want.


Thanks to the “self-fulfilling prophecy”. This is a psychological term that says: If you believe in a prediction, it is highly likely to occur.

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A Negative Example of How Visualization Can Create Your Reality

You’re facing an important job interview. For days before that, you’ve been thinking: “I’m going to get nervous and get muddled. They won’t take me anyway”.

And then it happens: In the conversation, you stammer to yourself and leave the interview with a very bad feeling. Because even during the interview you didn’t believe that you would make it. What you thought about yourself all the time has actually happened. You probably know that from other situations as well.

Because your thoughts have incredible power over you. They create your emotional world in interaction, which in turn influences your actions. And actions ultimately create your life.

But imagine that you believed in yourself and went in with positive thoughts. Imagine you could have felt the feeling of success before the interview, which would have occurred after the successful interview.

Thanks to visualization as part of the morning routine, you can actively shape your life according to your wishes. Try it out right after getting up:

  1. Close your eyes.
  2. Now imagine in detail how you would like to organize your day. What do you want, what will happen today? How do you communicate with your fellow human beings? How do you feel?
  3. Go even deeper into your imagination and already now feel all the positive emotions that arise during the presentation of your perfect day.
  4. Open your eyes and create your day exactly as you imagined it.


Write down three things you're grateful for

'It's not the lucky ones who are grateful. It is the grateful who are happy.' - Francis BaconClick To Tweet

With gratitude, you bring more abundance into your life. For you direct your gaze to the positive. On that which already exists and not on that which you lack. Thereby you automatically experience feelings of happiness and increase your well-being.

A study about the positive effects of gratitude

The psychologists Dr. Robert A. Emmons of the University of California and Dr. Michael E. McCullough of the University of Miami also proved that gratitude makes people happier. For one study, they divided their subjects into three different groups: The first group spent a week writing down what they were thankful for. The second group, on the other hand, noted things that bothered them on a daily basis. The last group recorded events that did not affect them either positively or negatively. After ten weeks, the first group felt much happier compared to the last two groups. They trained more and became less ill. [source]


Acknowledge you for yesterday's sense of achievement

What did you do particularly well yesterday?

Did you perhaps drink more water than usual? Or did you tell someone how much you liked the person?

Even if it is something small: Acknowledge yourself with all your heart and write down your success. Because our inner critic is sometimes louder than we want. Through the experience of success, you keep his voice small and let your successful moments speak louder.


Start your day with a positive affirmation

Start every morning this morning with a positive affirmation.

Positive affirmations are self-affirming sentences. For this, you select a guiding principle, according to which you would like to direct yourself the whole day. A sentence that will positively influence your daily routine and your way of thinking. For example:

  • I am filled with gratitude and show it to my fellow men.
  • I am self-confident and let my light shine today.
  • I love challenges and master them successfully.
  • I am free and choose self-determination. I can make my own decisions at any time.
  • I am a gift to the world and leave a trace of joy in the universe.

Thanks to positive affirmations you can positively influence your thoughts and direct your gaze to what you want to create. You automatically live more consciously and are more careful with your thoughts and actions.


Stretch and stretch yourself neatly right after getting up

Why do you actually feel such a big urge in the morning to stretch yourself properly?

In your sleep, you move much less than during your waking hours. Your muscles, ligaments, and fasciae are in rest mode. By stretching your limbs you wake them up and stimulate your blood circulation.


Flood your room with light

Daylight awakens and promotes the production of the happiness hormone serotonin. Light also breaks down the sleep hormone melatonin, which is produced in the dark. Therefore open all blinds immediately after getting up and air your room completely.

For the darker season, a light alarm clock is recommended, which gently and naturally gets you out of sleep. It emits light that becomes brighter and brighter about 20 to 60 minutes before the wake-up time. This makes you wake up much more relaxed and start your day more relaxed.


Drink a warm glass of lemon water

According to Ayurvedic medicine, which has been in existence for over 5000 years, warm lemon water strengthens your health immediately after getting up. Immediately after getting up, your body is still in the detoxification phase, as your metabolism has not yet completely started.

The rule here is: less is more.

A glass of warm lemon water in the morning is perfectly sufficient to achieve positive effects. We recommend still water with half a squeezed lemon to avoid irritating your stomach.

8 health benefits of warm lemon water after getting up:

  1. Strengthening your immune system with vitamin C
  2. Boosts your digestion, which also helps you lose weight and prepares your body for breakfast.
  3. Detoxification of your body. Lemon water stimulates the formation of enzymes in your liver, which helps to remove toxins.
  4. Deacidification of your body and preservation of a healthy PH value. Despite its acidity, lemon is surprisingly one of the most basic foods. The deacidification prevents inflammations, which can be caused faster by an over-acidification of the body.
  5. Better brain performance due to high magnesium and potassium content
  6. More beautiful skin due to the high content of antioxidants, which combat free radicals
  7. Relief of joint and muscle pain
  8. Reduction of slime formation and prevention of colds
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In addition, you should drink liquid after getting up anyway. You can’t drink water while you sleep, which can easily dehydrate your body.

Important: According to health experts, you should rinse your mouth with tap water for about 30 seconds immediately afterward to protect your enamel.


Look at your goals and vision every morning

Why do you get up in the morning? What is your motivation, your vision, your purpose in life?

Whether it’s the goalscorer queen of the World Cup, pizza baker of the year or the dream of a farm:

Visualize your goals. Hang them up visibly and read them through every morning. This way you internalize them and don’t lose sight of your great vision. In addition, you are more likely to take daily steps that will bring you closer to your goal.

My tip: Divide your goals into short-term and long-term goals (for example one month, three years, ten years). Check them every month for up-to-dateness.


Meditate every morning

Many scientific studies show Regular meditation has been shown to change areas of the brain responsible for memory processes, self-perception and stress management. It can also reduce depressive symptoms [source].

Meditation is about being in the here and now. To train mindfulness and to be complete with you. Whether you want to meditate for 5, 10 or 15 minutes or longer is entirely up to you. For beginners, there are great apps, such as the App 7Mind or Headspace.

Here I have a nice guided meditation for you, which you can try out tomorrow.


Listen to your favorite song right after getting up

Do you know when a bar suddenly plays your favorite song? When a feeling of happiness runs through your whole body and your everyday worries seem to be forgotten?

Canadian researchers have long since proven that this is the case: Listening to music you like leads to the release of the happiness hormone dopamine.

My favorite playlist simply belongs to my morning routine. A good mood is pre-programmed. Especially if you also swing your hips and dance across the room! 🕺


Note the most important daily tasks and set a reward for achieving your goals

Create a to-do list every day with the most important tasks and sort it by priority. It’s best to start with the most important task right away, according to Brian Tracy’s principle “Eat the frog first! This means that you have already mastered the biggest challenge at the beginning of the day and can now tackle your remaining tasks without stress.

Make a daily note of at least one task on your to-do list, which will bring you closer to your long-term goals. Even if it’s just a small task. So you can be sure that you don’t lose sight of your long-term goal in spite of everyday duties.

In our article “Time management methods – 3 effective tips with which you can easily master your everyday life” you will also find further lifehacks for working on your daily tasks.

Another little self-motivation tip: Set a reward for your retirement. Whether it’s a tasty meal or a hot bath – this will give you something to look forward to.


Take a changing shower

A morning alternating shower not only helps you to stimulate your circulation and to wake up quickly. You also strengthen your immune system and your blood vessels, so that you don’t freeze so quickly anymore. In addition, the alternating shower is also a popular remedy for cellulite among women, as it tightens the skin.

Dutch scientists also investigated the health effect of alternating showers with 3018 participants aged 18 to 65. To do this, they had to take cold showers for 30, 60 or 90 seconds after each shower for 30 days. The researchers then examined the participants’ presence at work. The sick days of the test persons who finished their showers with cold water were reduced by 29% compared to the control group – and even by 54% if they also did sports. [source]

And this is how the alternating shower works:

  1. Start with warm water. Always guide the water jet from bottom to top and from outside to inside.
  2. This means that you start with your feet and work your way up slowly.
  3. Before you shower your body center with the warm water, you start with your arms. This gives your body enough time to get used to the temperature.
  4. Repeat the same process with cold water. Do not forget to pay attention to your body feeling and rather start with small temperature gradations.


Allow yourself plenty of time for a healthy, vital breakfast

Those who skip breakfast in the morning often have to struggle with cravings at lunchtime. The result: the infamous low for lunch sets in and performance drops to the basement. In addition, breakfast provides you with important energy and strength for the day.

eat healthy in the morning

What belongs to a healthy breakfast?

I’ve collected several expert tips from nutritionists for you. Here is a small, healthy selection for inspiration[source 1][source 2]:

  • Overnight soaked oatmeal that you can spice up with fruit. These provide important fiber and complex carbohydrates, which provide a long-lasting feeling of satiety.
  • Smoothies with berries or quinoa porridge. Berries are full of antioxidants and have hardly any calories.
  • Fibre-rich muesli with low sugar content. With fruit and low-fat milk or yogurt.
  • Wholemeal bread (without white flour) with cottage cheese or lean ham, only thinly coated with butter or margarine
  • Nuts or oilseeds: sunflower or pumpkin seeds, linseed or walnuts
  • Eggs keep blood sugar stable and are an important source of choline, which is important for your liver and brain. They ensure that you eat fewer carbohydrates with your next meal.
  • Chia seeds are rich in fiber and antioxidants. They prevent inflammation.


Plan time to read or watch an inspiring video

When was the last time you read a book?

It can be incredibly relaxing to get lost in a story. To take a moment out of everyday life and just take your time. Especially in the morning before work.

But relaxation is not the only reason to look into a book more often. Reading can also make us more empathetic, train our brains and broaden our view of the world. Moreover, according to current science, it promotes creativity. [source]

I also like to watch an inspiring video in the morning. No matter what it is – you will surely start your day more motivated! 😊


Strengthen yourself in front of the mirror with nice words

Are you aware of what you think about yourself all day long? Are your thoughts about you rather positive or negative? Do you treat yourself as lovingly as other people?

Not only your fellow human beings deserve nice words. Also, you should not neglect yourself in everyday life. Make it, therefore, your morning routine to make you in front of the mirror a few honestly meant compliments. Because we do that much too rarely.

What do you especially like about yourself? What can you be proud of?

It is also incredibly powerful to look deep into your eyes in front of the mirror and say:

I love you. From the bottom of my heart.

Maybe it may feel strange at first. But you strengthen your self-esteem and with this morning routine, you will learn more and more to accept yourself. Self-love is the first step to be able to love other people and to unfold your authentic self. An incredibly beautiful feeling.


Take a short walk in the morning in the fresh air

Maybe you’ve already decided to go for another run after work and “due to time reasons” you didn’t make it anymore. When it comes to our health, we like to procrastinate.

You should walk about 10,000 steps a day to promote your health. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week or 75 minutes of intensive sports to at least maintain your health. [6]

A wonderful solution: Take a walk right in the morning. This will get your circulation going in the morning and you will feel more energetic. In addition, you have had a small sense of achievement in the morning and thus provide a positive minimum. Your health will rejoice – physically as well as psychologically!

'An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.' - Henry David ThoreauClick To Tweet


Make order in your room before you leave the house

What could be nicer than to enter your own four walls after a long day?

But not if you have to get things in order and can’t find your seven things. So make sure you have some order before you leave the house. Those who create order on the outside also create order in the mind.

Did you know? A total of 21% clean up their rooms in the morning.

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Leave a nice message for your partner in life

When was the last time you told an important person how much she meant to you?

Sometimes small messages can make a big difference. Because knowing that a person has thought of you is incredibly beautiful. If you want to give someone a good feeling, leave a little message in the morning for that special person.

You will surely sweeten her or his day. Knowing that you have given someone a little bit of happiness will also brighten your mood at the same time. 😊

Conclusion: A perfect morning routine has a positive effect on your daily routine and ultimately on your life.

Your life is the sum total of all days. And your habits determine how your days go. If you start your day in the morning full of energy and joy, much will change in your life.

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It’s worth starting slowly. Choose one or two ideas that you particularly liked and implement them for at least 30 days. Your brain needs at least this time to gradually get used to a new activity.

On average, the human brain needs about 66 days until an activity is actually so firmly anchored in the head that it can be carried out without much thought. Depending on the “effort” of the habit, this can vary.

Imagine starting every morning full of energy, gratitude, and anticipation for the coming day. Imagine you can change your life with little routines.

I tell you: You can do it.

I wish you much success! 🙂

What does your morning routine look like? Leave me a comment. I am curious to hear from your experience!

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