How to Create a Mindful Morning Routine

Kickstart the day the right way with a mindful morning routine.


Wake up refreshed and ready to go.

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Establishing a morning ritual can elevate your mornings and make sure you start your day on a positive note.Everyone’s morning routine will look different; just make sure to enjoy daily rituals that bring you pleasure.

By welcoming these practices in the early hours, you can set the tone for the rest of the day. Here are some influences on how to create a mindful morning routine to elevate your mornings.

Spend Moments in Mindful Meditation

There’s a reason why people say that the first few hours of the day are vital. According to Entrepreneur, these morning moments set you up for a day of success and happiness.

By choosing silence in the early hours, you’re inviting yourself to make the most of some ‘you time’ before anyone else awakens. Before the hustle and bustle of your days begin, devote some time to venture inwards, where true peace resides. Using mindful meditations each morning will provide clarity, connect you to your emotions, and enable you to feel prepared for whatever your day has in store.

Meditate in the morning.

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Express Gratitude Through Journaling 

Taking the time to appreciate the good things in your life naturally makes you more positive, according to Positive Psychology. Start your day off right by writing down three things you are grateful for. The physical act of writing down what you are grateful for allows you to become more mindful. You can even reflect on these little notes throughout the day to harness gratitude.

Write down what you are grateful for.

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Set Morning Intentions  

As you start your day, affirmations can be a powerful practice in preparing you to accomplish your goals, according to mindbodygreen. You can tell yourself: I am powerful,or “Any challenge I face, I can handle.” By setting your intentions in the morning, you can set the tone for your day and align your actions accordingly.

Set positive intentions.

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Start Your Day on the Right Foot With Exercise

What better way to start the day than with some mindful movement? When your mind awakens to the day ahead, allow your body to follow with a slow yoga flow. Or your movement of choice. Listen to your body and do what feels good to you.

Exercise can help you start the day off right because it increases endorphin production in your brain, the hormone that makes you feel good, according to Healthline. So as you rise in the morning, wave goodbye to stress!

Morning exercise will set your day.

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Read an Inspiring Book  

Getting up early to read is a great way to learn something new, according to the Basmo app. Retaining information becomes easier after a good night's sleep. Rather than reach for your phone first thing in the morning, reach for an uplifting book instead. Take time to discover something that inspires you, helps you to feel good, and adds to your wisdom. After all, you deserve it.

Read with your morning coffee.

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