We begin by looking at the benefits of a morning ritual to show precisely
how it can benefit you. From there, we jump right into crafting your morning
ritual. The beginning of the morning ritual creation process will be
observing your current morning habits and determining what you want out
of your future mornings.
After that, we will give you morning routine tips for busy, slow, and devicefree
mornings. Finally, we end by discussing how nighttime routines should
be used in conjunction with your morning routines and how to keep
Whether you want to renovate your old morning routine or are starting from
scratch, The Morning Ritual can help you create the perfect morning
routine to increase your productivity, energy, and happiness. Let us get
HOW A MORNING RITUAL CAN BENEFIT YOU
Now that you have decided to start your
journey to creating the perfect morning routine, let's start by looking at the
benefits of using a morning ritual throughout your life. The fact that you
want to make a morning ritual means that you already know it is beneficial,
but you might not know exactly how it can improve your life.
All around, a morning ritual can benefit you in a number of ways. From
increasing productivity to decreasing stress, countless studies have shown
that having a morning ritual is great for maximizing your life. Let's take a
look at exactly how a morning routine can benefit you.
The most beneficial aspect of a morning ritual is that it boosts your
productivity for the rest of the day. Whenever you wake up and jump
straight into your morning ritual, you maximize your time and get started the
right way. Since your morning ritual adds something to your life, it helps
you to be productive from the moment you wake up.
If you are willing to be productive the second you get out of bed, you will
likely be more productive for the rest of the day. In other words, momentum
from your morning routine will likely follow well into noon, afternoon, and
night, allowing you to have a beneficial and productive day as a whole.
Boosts Energy Levels
Another benefit of morning rituals is that they boost your energy levels.
Most people hate mornings because they feel sleepy and groggy. Morning
rituals can help boost your energy, allowing you to tackle the day and enjoy your mornings more.
Whether you like to read in the morning, take a shower, or workout, your
morning routine helps to wake you up abruptly. This cuts through morning
grogginess, helping you feel more energized, alert, and capable during the morning and day.
Happiness seems like such an odd result of a morning ritual. After all, how
could a morning routine really make you feel any more content or happy
with your life? Although it is easy to think these thoughts, morning rituals
actually improve your happiness in a number of ways.
One reason that morning rituals increase happiness is that they lower
stress. People tend to find mornings incredibly stressful. Whether it is
oversleeping, rushing around to get your kids ready, or not being able to
find all of your needed items, mornings come with a lot of stress and anxiety.
When you use the morning ritual correctly, a lot of the stressful parts of the
morning are naturally taken care of. They are completed the night before,
or you wake up early enough to complete them stress-free whenever you wake up.
Another cause for morning stress is being thrown into your work life or
social pressures too quickly. If you jump on social media or scroll through your emails, you might not have a chance to fully wake up, making you feel stressed practically the second you open your eyes.
However, with a morning ritual, you cut out time in your day to focus purely
on yourself and not get invested in work or social pressures too early. As a result, you do not feel as stressed and instead feel more optimistic in the mornings.
Having a morning ritual increases happiness because it also improves your
relationships. Whenever you eliminate stress and focus on yourself more
healthfully, your relationships naturally improve, especially with those
who are around you the most.
By cutting out time for yourself every morning, you are able to deal with
your own issues and not project them onto your partner or family members.
It can also help you to assist your children in their morning routines,
creating a stronger bond with them.
Develop Healthy Habits
In many ways, we are our habits. If our habits are unhealthy and damaging,
we will be unhealthy in our life. If you repeatedly hit the snooze button, you
very well may have several unhealthy habits that you need to break and
healthy habits you need to form.
Having morning rituals is a great way to develop healthy habits that last
throughout your lifetime. Whether your new healthy habit is working out in
the morning or waking up at the same time, the habits will impact your life
and extend elsewhere.
Will You Actually See These Benefits?
Whenever people start telling you the benefits of different techniques or
habits, you may naturally wonder if you will see the benefits for yourself.
This is a natural and wholly understandable question. Luckily, you should
see the benefits of a morning routine rather quickly.
Many studies have been conducted to test how morning routines impact a
person's life. Almost all of these studies show that having a good morning
ritual will benefit your life for the reasons listed above and more.
Not to mention, there are plenty of anecdotal stories that supplement these
studies. Some of the most successful people in the world all have a great
morning routine that helps to kickstart their day. Mohammed Ali, Arianna
Huffington, and Elle Russ are just a few examples of successful people
who use morning rituals to improve their lives.
It is important to mention that you might not notice benefits immediately.
After all, your body must adjust to waking up earlier, but it should not take
long to see the benefits. As soon as you get used to waking up and not
pressing the snooze button, you should start to see the benefits pretty