Getting your act together and becoming a highly organized and functional individual is not an easy job, especially for those who’ve lived their life in complete chaos and disarray up until now. However, many people find it easy to organize their lives and become successful people who have it all under control. If you want to become one of those people who have it all figured out, who live a steady, methodical life and who find time for everything, you need to start changing your morning routines.
Morning is the most important part of the day and if you want your day to be perfectly organized you need to start early. This is the secret of organized and successful people, they stick to a routine that allows them to get everything done in time and feel good about themselves while they do it. The right routine will promote a positive lifestyle and will bring about many benefits for you, all you need to do is start right now and stick to it.
If you don’t know where to start, we’ve prepared for you a list of the 6 most important morning habits you need to adopt if you want to organize your life and become successful.
Start your day early
The most important thing about having an organized life is to start every day early. If you find it hard to wake up, try to go to bed earlier, this will make it easier for you to wake up the next day. If you find it hard to start waking up way earlier all of a sudden, start by waking up 15 minutes earlier than your usual wake up time. Then increase it to a half an hour next week and gradually you’ll reach the desired wake up time without having any problems. Why is this habit so important? Well because if you get up early you’ll have plenty of time to get everything done without rushing from one place to another.
Forget about the phone
Scrolling down your Instagram or Facebook feed first thing in the morning is definitely not a habit of highly organized people, so if you want to become one you need to forget about your phone for the first hour of your day. Wake up naturally and get out of bed as soon as you’re awake. This will shake off the sleepy feeling we all have in the morning much faster. Plus, you don’t really need to waste time on your phone in the morning, you’ll have plenty of time to make up for your social media absence during the day.
Be happy by doing something that makes you happy
We all love doing what makes us happy, but we can’t always do just the things that make us happy. However, if you allow yourself to do the thing that makes you happy in the morning you’ll have a more positive attitude throughout the day and you’ll be more motivated to do all your chores in time. If it’s checking your phone, go ahead and grab it. But make sure you limit your time on the happy activity to 5-10 minutes so that you don’t waste too much of your time.
Ask yourself the right questions
As soon as you’re awake you need to ask yourself what do you want to do today if today was the last day on planet Earth? Don’t get too philosophical and focus on the small things that mean a lot. If you ask the right questions you will find the right answers which will help you resolve any problem.
Plan your routine
Planning your day ahead of time is the most important habit you need to adopt. Doing this in the morning is the best because you’ll have plenty of time to organize your daily agenda and follow it to the letter. This will make you feel useful because you’ll be crossing off things of your list and you’ll be doing everything in time and in order. Plan everything you need to do throughout the day (don’t push yourself too hard) first thing in the morning and your day is already half-way organized. It may look hard at the beginning, thinking about all the things you need to do, but don’t worry, over time it will become your second nature.
Regardless of how busy your daily schedule is, or how much you need to do throughout the day, always leave some free time for your enjoyment. Dedicate an hour to your pleasure and do the things that relax you and make you feel happy. Read some inspirational quotes, listen to your favorite music or do some crossword puzzles, whatever you like. Do this somewhere halfway through your day so that you can recharge and have more energy to continue with your busy schedule.