The morning can be a time when we’re at our most sluggish. Often, we’re jolted awake by the unwelcome sound of the alarm and yank ourselves out of bed begrudgingly. At that moment, we’d do anything for a few extra minutes – or hours – of sleep. We’ll stumble into the bathroom, relying on a warm shower to invigorate us just long enough to reach that precious first dose of caffeine.
Without the morning pressure of sprinting out of the house to work, we have the chance to truly enjoy our mornings. To move at a relaxed, yet purposeful pace. And to use the initial few hours of the day to set the stage for many productive, successful hours to come.
Routines are what settle us during unfamiliar, stressful and unconventional moments. And none is more fundamental than the start of your day.
Feeling refreshed and energized each morning can change everything – from how efficiently we do our work, to how well we communicate and interact with others, to how engaged we are in accomplishing daily tasks.