Morning rituals enable us to connect with ourselves for a little while before the busy day really kicks off. They keep us grounded, give us some perspective, and set the tone for the entire day. These healthy habits are also essential for our emotional and psychological health both now, and into the future and they will change your life.
Setting up a beneficial morning routine today will see us stay the course throughout our lives, even when times get hard. Five experiments, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology in 2013, demonstrate that we’re just as likely to default to positive habits during periods of stress or turmoil as we are to self-sabotage…if, and only if, these were our underlying habits to begin with!
Because habits persist even when we’re tired and lack self-control, the establishment of a healthy daily routine is more important than most people think.
Once you begin to integrate these 9 simple rituals into your morning schedule, you’ll look forward to waking up each day – knowing you have a little piece of alone-time carved out just for you!
Get Up Early
Hopping out of bed at dawn is seen as a key ingredient to both success and health.
Research tells us that morning people are more proactive and do well in business – they get better grades in school, get into better colleges, and therefore enjoy better job opportunities. Morning people also anticipate problems and try to minimize them.
Once you begin to examine the waking patterns of the world’s most successful people, it’s clear this research holds true in the real world – most of the top CEOs rise between 5am and 6am.