A-Z Series: What Are Some Morning Routine Ideas?

Morning can routines have many benefits

I have written about my own morning routine and the benefits before, so I will just go straight into some ideas that you could start doing each morning. Having daily morning habits has helped me a lot. I feel so much more focused, productive and alert that I wish I had done it in my younger years. Just doing some simple things can make a big difference!

Morning Routine Ideas To Start The Day:

Try Some Of These Ideas Next Time You Awake :


Start your day by reciting positive affirmations to set a positive tone for the day ahead.


Enjoy a nutritious breakfast to fuel your body and provide energy for the day.

Coffee or Tea: 

Sip on a warm cup of coffee or tea to help wake up and stimulate your senses.

Deep Breathing: 

Practice deep breathing exercises to calm the mind and reduce stress.


Engage in a morning workout routine to get your blood flowing and boost your mood.

Fresh Air: 

Step outside for a few minutes to breathe in fresh air and connect with nature.

Be thankful every morning
Be Thankful


Write down three things you are grateful for each morning to cultivate a positive mindset.


Start your day by drinking a glass of water to hydrate your body after a night of sleep.

Intention Setting: 

Set intentions for the day ahead, focusing on what you want to accomplish or how you want to feel.


Spend a few minutes journaling about your thoughts, feelings, or goals for the day.

Kindness Practice: 

Perform an act of kindness, such as sending a thoughtful message or doing something nice for someone else.

Light Stretching: 

Stretch your body gently to release tension and improve flexibility.

Make meditation part of your morning routine


Practice mindfulness meditation to calm the mind, increase focus, and reduce stress.

Nature Walk: 

Take a short walk in nature to enjoy the beauty around you and clear your mind.


Spend a few minutes organizing your workspace or living area to create a sense of order and clarity.

Positive Reading: 

Read an inspiring book or article that uplifts your spirits and motivates you for the day.

Quiet Time: 

Set aside some quiet time for yourself, away from distractions, to reflect or engage in activities that bring you joy.


Take a moment to reflect on the previous day and identify any lessons learned or areas for improvement.

Shower or Bath: 

Refresh your body and mind with a relaxing shower or bath to start the day feeling clean and rejuvenated.

Writing a to do list every morning can help you plan your day
To Do List

To-Do List: 

Create a to-do list for the day, prioritizing tasks and setting goals to stay organized and focused.


Disconnect from technology for a set period in the morning to reduce distractions and promote mindfulness.


Visualize your goals, dreams, or desired outcomes to manifest them into reality.


Engage in creative writing, such as journaling, poetry, or brainstorming ideas, to stimulate your mind and express yourself.

Xercise Your Mind: 

Express gratitude to someone in your life by sending a thank-you note or expressing appreciation verbally.


Practice yoga poses and stretches to improve flexibility, balance, and overall well-being.

Zen Time: 

Dedicate a few minutes to engage in activities that bring you peace and tranquility, such as listening to calming music or practicing mindfulness.

What do you like to do each morning? Apart from sleep some more of course.


jennyinneverland said...

All excellent ideas! On a regular morning for me, it usually always consists of breakfast, Yoga, exercise, then showering and getting ready for the day. I also try and do some journaling too.

Minimalist Father said...

Thanks Jenny. Sounds like you have a good morning setup. I have my own routine but admit sometimes I do just go back to sleep haha.