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 5 Energizing Steps to Kickstart Your Morning Routine

May 09, 20243 min read

"Establishing a morning routine is crucial for mental clarity and emotional stability."

Do you ever feel like your morning just slips away from you? Imagine starting each day feeling refreshed, focused, and filled with anticipation for what's to come. That's the power of having a morning routine designed not just to wake you up, but to set you up for success!


Establishing a morning routine is crucial for mental clarity and emotional stability. It acts as a foundation for your day, providing structure and predictability that can significantly reduce stress and anxiety. When you start your day with a set of deliberate, soothing activities, you signal to your brain that it's time to move from the restful state of sleep into a state of focused wakefulness. This transition, guided by a routine, helps manage mental energy more effectively, preventing decision fatigue and mental clutter. Moreover, a consistent morning routine nurtures a sense of self-discipline and accomplishment, setting a positive tone that can enhance your mood and boost your overall mental health throughout the day. By taking control of your mornings, you essentially take control of your mind, making each day more manageable and meaningful.

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Here are 5 tips that we've found really help with getting your day started right!

Step 1: Say No to the Smartphone

The first step is simple yet life-changing—keep your smartphone out of the bedroom. By sleeping with your phone in another room, you resist the urge to check it first thing in the morning. This prevents your mind from being hijacked by an overflow of notifications and emails as soon as you wake up. Instead, you grant yourself the peace and presence to start your day on your own terms.

Step 2: Embrace Gratitude and Reflection

Kickstart your day with a moment of gratitude or prayer. This isn't just about spiritual practice; it’s about setting a positive tone for the day. By taking a moment to reflect on what you're thankful for or seeking peace through prayer, you cultivate a mindset of abundance and calm that can carry through the entire day.

Step 3: Hydrate Before You Caffeinate

Before you reach for your morning coffee, drink a glass of water. Overnight, your body becomes dehydrated, and drinking water first thing in the morning is crucial to rehydrate your system, kickstart your metabolism, and help clear your mind. It’s a simple step that has a profound impact on your physical well-being.

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Step 4: Affirm Your Day

Spend a few moments with yourself reminding that it’s a new day filled with new possibilities. Personal affirmations can play a significant role here. Whether it’s a simple mantra like, "Today is full of opportunities," or a list of your strengths and upcoming goals, this practice helps sharpen your focus and reinforce your self-worth.

Step 5: Get Moving

Building your morning routine for success is about more than just the steps you take; it's about creating a ritual that resonates with your personal needs and goals. Each morning offers a new beginning—a fresh chance to build the life you want, one day at a time. So why not start tomorrow with these five steps?

Remember, the best morning routine for success is the one that works best for you. Feel free to tweak and adjust these steps as you discover what makes you feel most prepared, most energized, and most excited to tackle the day ahead. Let's embrace each morning not just as routine, but as a personal ritual of success!

Check our this RISE UP Buttercup Podcast Episode “Building A Morning Routine For Success"

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Founder & CEO of A Higher Way Of Living; Host of the RISE UP Buttercup Podcast and The Entertainer Mindset Podcast

Amy Gerhartz

Founder & CEO of A Higher Way Of Living; Host of the RISE UP Buttercup Podcast and The Entertainer Mindset Podcast

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