What is the best way to create a morning routine? There’s no one perfect answer.
There are lots of different ways to spend your first waking moments. The routines that work for young entrepreneurs depend on your school schedule, your family, your likes and dislikes, among other things.
The power in having a morning routine is using it regularly. Being consistent makes your morning routine work because you’re taking intentional steps to get ready for the day ahead.
So, here are three ideas for creating your own entrepreneur morning routine.
1. Get focused.
Working on your business shortly after waking up isn’t just a good idea for “morning people.” There are some good things about getting some work done first, even if you don’t naturally wake up early.
Some business and medical experts say the brain is most productive during the first one to 3 hours after a person wakes up. So, mornings are a great time to get your most important tasks done.
Or, you can use the time to get a task that you don’t like doing but needs to be done out of the way.
Need another reason to work early? It boosts your mood. Finishing one or two things on your to-do list makes you feel motivated and ready to go on with the rest of your day.
2. Get into the right mindset.
Consider starting your mornings with a mental health check. This can be done by having your favorite positive quote on your phone or laptop for an early dose of inspiration.
Other good ideas to get your mind ready for the day include doing stretches or taking some deep breaths. You can also Google ideas for yoga and meditation exercises to add to your morning routine.
3. Get in shape.
Mornings are a great time to do a few things to boost your energy. That’s why you probably see at least a few people walking or running as you get ready in the morning for school. You can do a few quick, simple exercises outdoors (or indoors, especially during really cold days or bad weather).
Another idea to start your day is to have something healthy to eat and/or drink during breakfast. Consider adding at least a small glass of water (to stay hydrated). You could also try any fruits or a healthier cereal that’s available in your home.
Takeaways to Create a Morning Routine
The most important thing to remember about morning routines is to just have one. What you choose to be part of that routine is up to you. Here are 3 ideas to consider:
- Focus on doing one or a few important tasks for your business
- Take some time to get your mind ready for the day
- Start your day with exercise and/or a healthy breakfast.
Pick one or a combo of these ideas and stick to it daily. These ideas will help you face anything good, bad, or somewhere in between that happens during the day.