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I Tried A Bunch Of “Successful Morning Habits” And Several Have Made A Difference In How I Approach My Day

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Hi, I'm Fabiana! I consider myself a person who loves a good routine.

The author smiling at the camera

My current morning situation involves me snoozing my alarm multiple times before jumping out of bed to throw workout clothes on, do an hour workout, make a quick smoothie, and then rush to take a shower so I can start my workday on time.

So for the past several weeks, I've been doing some trial and error to figure out how I can start my day in a less stressed, rushed way. My goal is to find a calming routine that will set the tone for a productive and positive day.

Here are the 10 tips that have helped me the most:

(These habits and tips aren't meant to be universal — since everyone is different. But I wanted to share my full experience in hopes that some or all of it would be useful!)

1. I set an earlier alarm to allow myself to slowly wake up.

The author's alarm clock

2. I try my best to avoid scrolling my phone as soon as I open my eyes.

The author waking up and smiling at the camera

3. I keep a big water bottle on my desk so I can drink it right away.

The author's XL water bottle

4. I make my bed before I begin any other morning task.

The author's bed, freshly made

5. I quickly journal my morning thoughts.

The author's journal

6. I make it a point to say a few things I'm grateful for each morning.

7. I do a quick stretch to wake up stiff muscles.

8. I purposely wear an outfit that I feel good in for my morning workout.

The author in matching leggings and a sports bra

9. I take my time applying my morning skincare.

The author's morning skincare products

10. I write out that day's to-do list.

The author writing a to-do list

Do you have any morning habits that you love and have made an impact on your day? Tell me in the comments below!