How you start your morning can set the tone for the rest of your day.
A great morning routine can have many positive benefits including increased productivity and creativity throughout the day.
If inviting more inspiration into your day sounds appealing, then these three tips will leave you with some food for thought.
1. Commit to a Ritual
Many successful routines include a ritual of some sort, whether it’s reading for 10 minutes, journalling or walking the dog. Creating rituals that you do each morning without fail means they’ll become like second nature and take up far less thinking space. With less decision fatigue clouding your thoughts, there’s more energy left for creativity to bloom throughout the day.
2. Create Space in Your Mind
When taking inspiration from successful morning routines, you’ll often find meditation included on the list of rituals. Meditation has been found to help create clarity and calm throughout your day.
Have you ever wondered why some of your best ideas come to you when you least expect it, perhaps while in the shower, during a walk or drifting off to sleep? This is because your mind has been given the space for all that creativity to rise to the top!
In fact, one study found that after listening to guided meditation, people experienced increased creativity and improved brainstorming skills.
3. Rise Early
Many successful creatives have touted the benefits of rising early or, even better, rising with the sun. Akin to the calm before the storm, rising early gives a chance to relish this quiet period before the start of the working day to dedicate time to yourself. Whether it’s catching up on personal projects, cooking or writing that novel, it’s uninterrupted time to start the day as you choose. Ernest Hemingway was one famous author who cherished those first hours of daylight and wrote just as soon as the sun rose.