DO: 11 HABITS FOR A PRODUCTIVE MORNING ROUTINE

Productive Morning Routine featured by top US lifestyle blogger Sylvie in the Sky; Image of woman walking down the street wearing a green jacket.

I always thought weekday mornings were supposed to be hectic, hurried, all around stressful. Even before kids, I was always rushing out the door, always 5-10 minutes late, forgetting things, sprinting from the train stop or parking lot, grabbing a breakfast burrito/croissant/breakfast sandwich and sugary coffee drink on the way in. Never my finest moment, and every year I pledged to be better. Then I had 1 kid, then 2 kids….and each time the mornings felt more crazy and I felt more out of control. I can’t remember what it was that snapped me out of it, but one day I made a pledge to be better, one small habit at a time. over the last few months, I’ve finally started to hit a groove and I feel more control over my day and my morning than ever before….even with 2 kids, a full time job, and this blog! A lot of my readers and fellow working mamas have been suffering through a similar cycle, and today I’m here to help break it once and for all, with my 11 Habits for a Productive Morning Routine. I do about 90% of these on the regular (i prefer lunchtime workouts), but I’ve been religious to each and every habit and now it doesn’t feel like work, just my daily morning rituals. I encourage you to try them, one at a time, until you don’t have to think of doing it and you find yourself wanting to do them each morning. And i promise you, the stress will fade, the minutes will slow, and you’ll have a productive morning routine in no time.

11 HABITS FOR A PRODUCTIVE MORNING ROUTINE

Productive Morning Routine featured by top US lifestyle blogger Sylvie in the Sky

1
 THE NIGHT BEFORE: MAKE THE LIST OF PRIORITIES FOR THE MORNING. 

2

GET IT TOGETHER: PREP AS MUCH AS YOU CAN BEFORE BED – OUTFIT, MEAL PREP, COFFEE TIMER, ETC

3
GET A JUMP ON THE DAY: WAKE UP 45 MINUTES EARLIER TO START WITH A FOCUSED, CLEAR MIND

4
WAKE UP WITH A SMILE

5
GRATITUDE & INTENTION: 5 MINUTE MORNING MEDITATION TO BREATHE, REFLECT AND SET INTENTIONS

6
A HEALTHY GLASS: WARM WATER WITH LEMON TO KEEP THE BODY’S PH LEVELS BALANCED 

7
BREAK A SWEAT: EVEN A 15 MINUTE WORKOUT BOOSTS OUR ENERGY & MOOD FOR THE DAY

8
STAY OFFLINE: NO SOCIAL MEDIA, EMAIL, OR ANY OTHER ONLINE DISTRACTIONS UNTIL A DESIGNATED BREAK

9
ON THE CLOCK: HAVE A CLOCK IN VIEW TO STAY FOCUSED. SET AN ALARM 10-15 MINUTES BEFORE GO TIME

10
WORD UP: READ AN INSPIRING QUOTE OF THE DAY, INSIGHTFUL ARTICL OR PODCAST, OR PLAY FEEL GOOD MUSIC

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CELEBRATE THIS PRODUCTIVE MORNING AND OWN THE REST OF THE DAY!

Now you tell us – what are some of your morning routine habits that help you feel good every day? I’m always looking for new productive morning routine tips, and would love to hear them below!

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15 Comments

  1. madelain wrote:

    Great ideas. I’m such the person to rush out the door. Planning the night before always helps!

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    Posted 2.7.19 Reply
  2. Shayrie Devane wrote:

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    Posted 2.4.19 Reply
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    Posted 2.4.19 Reply
  4. sri ramani wrote:

    loved all points especially eighth one as it is very important to be offline especially in the morning for giving some peace to our strained eyes and stressed brain!

    Posted 2.1.19 Reply
  5. Bindu Thomas wrote:

    I love all of these tips. I want to start drinking warm lemon water in the morning. Thanks for this tips.

    Posted 1.31.19 Reply
  6. Ivan Jose wrote:

    I definitely agree with you when it comes to prioritization and preparing ahead. We should certainly wake up with a smiel, it attracts a lot of positive energy.

    Posted 1.31.19 Reply
  7. Wonderful tips and one of tip I love the most is the prep meal, this will help me with tons of time and eating clean too.

    Posted 1.31.19 Reply
  8. I really like that you have your morning routine start the night before. My husband always tells me that we should get clothes set out ahead of time for easier transistioning, but I never do that so our mornings are always a little hectic.

    Posted 1.30.19 Reply
  9. These are great tips to make a morning flow better. I do several of these already. My favorite is prepping as much as you can the night before. I have been doing that for a few years now and it really helps our mornings flow so much better.

    Posted 1.30.19 Reply
  10. These are great tips, I try to get as much as I can the night before.

    Posted 1.30.19 Reply
  11. My fav tip was the one that suggested breaking a sweat. Ever since I began working out throughout the week, I’ve felt so much better physically and mentally. My energy levels have definitely surged (after the obligatory first couple of days of muscle soreness, haha). But it’s worth it. Now I can kick around the ball with my girls at the playground instead of sitting off on the bench watching them play.

    Posted 1.30.19 Reply
  12. Brittany wrote:

    These are some great tips for how to be productive in the mornings! Thanks for sharing these. I’ll definitely use them.

    Posted 1.30.19 Reply
  13. aisasami wrote:

    I am having trouble waking up in the morning because it is so cold and work is always a handful. I am trying to wake up early though!

    Posted 1.30.19 Reply
  14. Natalie Hollan wrote:

    Some days are easier to be productive then others for me lately. I like to set simple goals for the day, so I don’t overdue it.

    Posted 1.29.19 Reply
  15. I love all of these tips. I always drink a lot of water in the morning but I never knew the benefits of warm water with lemon. I definitely am going to have to give it a try.

    Posted 1.29.19 Reply