How to Create a Success-Based Morning Routine

Creating a productive early morning routine is something a lot of people want, yet few actually do.

How you wake up each day and your morning routine (or lack thereof) dramatically affects your levels of success in every single area of your life. Focused, productive, successful mornings generate focused, productive, successful days—which inevitably create a successful life.

By simply changing the way you wake up in the morning, you can transform any area of your life, faster than you ever thought possible.

Here‘s how can you create a Success-Based Morning Routine:

#1 Set Yourself Up for Morning Success the Night Before

  • Don’t eat a lot right before bed

  • Limit your alcohol consumption

  • Write things that stress you out in a journal to release them

  • Engage in mindful breathing

  • Look back at the blessings you experienced in your day

  • Look forward to the wonderful night of sleep that lies ahead (mindset is important)

#2 Have Positive Bedtime Routines

  • Create your to-do list for tomorrow to “wake up knowing your priorities”

  • Figure out what you will be wearing the next day so you don’t waste precious time in the morning

  • Do something you enjoy and that relaxes you, like reading or taking a bath

#3 How to Get the Perfect Night of Sleep (Every Night)

  • Set an alarm 30 min before your bedtime to remind you to start your night routine

  • Create a "Sleep-Friendly Environment": declare your bedroom a “device-free zone” and leave all tablets, smartphones, and other computer-related devices elsewhere

  • Turn your thermostat to the ideal sleeping temperature of 65°F (18°C)

  • Use room-darkening curtains to keep out any outside lights

#4 Devise Your Perfect Morning Routine

  • Decide on your ideal wake-up time

  • Always wake up at the same time

  • Make a list of everything you want/need to do

  • Time each activity and adjust according to the time you have

#5 Stack Actions to Make Them Habits

  • Stacking essentially means: "After I do this, I do that..."

  • Find the right stacks for you, such as "After I wake up, I drink water. After drinking water, I brush my teeth" etc

  • Create a wide variety of small habits that only take a couple of minutes each

  • Anything works as long as it is positive and keeps you moving toward your overall goal!

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