Last week, we told you the secret to having a great morning routine… was planning the night before. But what we didn’t discuss is the importance of your environment. Even just making a few of these tweaks below can have a huge impact on how you start your day.
Here are a few tips for getting your environment right.
Set Your Alarm OutSide Your Room – While this might be extreme for some, the fact of the matter is, it works. If you find yourself constantly snoozing, putting your alarm in the other room can help you get up and moving. Once you’re out of bed, it’s much easier to stay up and get your day started.
Sleep in your morning clothes – If you wake up and find yourself just going back to bed, sleeping in your morning clothes is a great way to “hack your psychology.” As soon as you wake up, you know exactly what you need to do… get up and put in the work.
Alternatively, you can lay out your clothes for the day in a spot you won’t miss them, particularly if you’re trying to add the exercise habit to your morning routine.
Have A Clean Room – Waking up to a messy room is a quick way to start your day discouraged and overwhelmed. Even just tidying up your room a little bit the night before can go a long ways in priming your mind for a focused and productive morning.
Sticky Note By Your Bed – This is something I’ve been experimenting with over the last few months, and I always find myself more excited to greet the morning. I’ll place a sticky note at my desk with a motivational quote or my 1-2 items I want to get done for the day. It makes hitting snooze much more difficult when I know I have important things to do.
Hopefully, by implementing just a few of these tweaks will help you finally get your morning routine going and make it stick.
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