Did you know that establishing a personalized morning routine can have tremendous physical and psychological benefits for you? Studies have shown that consistent morning routines boost happiness, increase productivity, and reduce stress levels. Another benefit is that morning routines allow you to start your day with intention. In other words, you control the day, the day does not control you.

 As with many things in life, small changes can lead to huge results. Think about the compounding effect money has when you invest in your savings routinely. That same principle can be applied here.

The beauty of a morning routine is that there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Try out some exploratory routines to see what makes the most of your time and leaves you feeling energized and in a positive state of mind.

Take a look at some of these options to see what might work best for you:

  • Set goals
  • Create a schedule for your day
  • Eat a healthy breakfast
  • Express gratitude
  • Engage in physical activity
  • Meditate
  • Participate in a religious study
  • Get out in nature
  • Connect with like-minded people

The options are endless! Be sure to choose a routine that works for you as an individual. Keep it simple and take it out for a test drive. Make sure you monitor how you feel after each activity so you can identify the ones that are worth keeping and discard the ones that did not work for you.

Take a moment to think about what resonates with you the most and evaluate what you can commit to in your life at this present moment. The only thing that is left to do, is to get started!