How to Create a Mindful and Productive Morning Routine

A well thought out morning routine promotes wellness, calm and success throughout your day. I would like to say my mornings are perfect, and that I avoid all social media, drink plenty of water, have a perfect sleeps and wake up super fresh, however that isn’t always the case. What I do do is I try my best. I also have a 12 item menu of ways to make my mornings amazing, and even if I hit 10 out of 12 of them, well I think I am doing pretty well!

Whether you’re a morning person or not, creating a routine that promotes wellness is essential to staying productive and encouraging efficiency, and just having a great day.

Here’s my 12 item menu for the perfect mindful and productive morning.

  1. Great a good nights rest. They say that 7 to 9 hours sleep a night is ideal.
  2. Avoid the snooze button. Once that alarms hits, get up and go, go, go.
  3. Allow yourself enough time to achieve everything you need to. Make sure you set that alarm for a time that allows you to get everything you need to done before you have to leave for work/school drop off etc.
  4. Drink a full glass of water.
  5. Enjoy a warm drink. Take a quiet moment to have a tea or coffee.
  6. Eat a healthy breakfast.
  7. Take a moment to pay gratitude. I do this by way of a gratitude journal. It takes me five minutes and makes my day so much sweeter.
  8. Stretch your body. Just some light stretches for five minutes.
  9. Set your intentions. You can either create and read your own, or listen to an intentions playlist.
  10. Enjoy a meditation. This can even be a one minute meditation you find on YouTube.
  11. Prioritise important tasks. Try not to get distracted by the things that don’t matter.
  12. Take your supplements.