5 Daily Morning Rituals to make you a morning person

Everyone should have daily morning rituals regardless of whether you’re a morning person or not. Having a daily morning ritual or routine will improve your daily function 10-fold. For those working 9-5 its paramount to have daily morning rituals, as is for parents too. Though I suspect for parents it’s definitely 10 times much more difficult to have a set daily ritual. Your bundles of joy I am sure will have a say in that so for parents I say go with the flow.

A ritual is a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order

A routine is a sequence of actions regularly followed

When I shared 10 things to do before 10am I realised I actually do have a morning routine. Now whilst this might get altered every now and again a routine is still a routine and works best when implemented. Though I won’t claim these 5 daily morning rituals have been life changing, I am happy to say they have helped. Making small changes in our lives can bring about great outcomes hence why I have mine.

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5 Daily Morning Ritual you should practice

  • Wake up and immediately make your bed 

For me once I am {finally} out of bed and I make my bed, it’s a done deal until bed time. I do not know when this change occurred because I could sleep for days and not have a care in the world. Sleeping is one of the many actions that I enjoy doing but when you’re playing adult, it has to end sometime. I would encourage everyone to follow this ritual every morning, once you’re out quickly make the bed and start your day.

  • Drink a glass of water with lemon 

I have mentioned many a time that me and water don’t mix but I believe in staying hydrated for the good of my body. So every morning {when I remember} I drink a glass of water with lemon and sometimes honey too. The water in the South of England is rather hard, it makes it less enjoyable to drink. But if you add some fruits and make your very own infused water, it makes a whole world of difference.

  • Shower and Brush your teeth 

If there is ever a month signal that says, like it or not your are now awake is a good shower. Though I don’t have much of a choice I do enjoy a good shower every morning. I love using rejuvenating and revitalising shower gels just to wake me up. It is also during my shower that I like to plan my day or even meditate a little.

  • Get dressed and plan your day 

If you’re anything like me and enjoys planning your outfits the night before then this is an easy step. I might not pick the items outright but I plan in my head what I want to wear. And sometimes I will get them out in advance to save time in the morning. Whilst getting dressed, I also love planning my day and what I want to accomplish. This doesn’t always work because life always throws spanners in the works but that’s ok.  Planning your day gives your structure and order during times of chaos.

  • Meditate for 10 minutes and start your day 

Now meditation can come in many forms, many prefer to sit down and meditate in a quite place. This is not always possible when you have to rush out the door every morning. For me meditation can happen anywhere, it can happen during my morning walk to work or even on the bus. I try not to make excuses of places where I can meditate because then I really won’t have the time. Use the time you have to meditate, it could be swapping 10 minutes of checking your phone for meditation.

Whilst I would love my ideal morning ritual to resemble the 10 minute morning rituals, it’s just not me. We all lead different lives so our morning rituals would be different but there are some things which are similar.

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  • Kara

    Routine is key to my morning otherwise things go to pot very quickly

  • lemon water is my thing every morning. i need to learn to make my bed but I’m always in a rush in the morning lol

  • I like this morning routine guide. These are great ideas.

  • Mari

    I do everything on the list when I wake up and I’m still not a morning person lolol. I have to get past my snooze button. I’m okay once I’ve taken a shower thought 🙂

  • Leah Shafik

    I love the idea of a morning routine. I have different ones on different days. Every Monday I wake up really early and have a long hot bubble bath and watch YouTube! It seems really weird but it’s just something I really enjoy doing on a Monday morning. Allows me the last dreggs of the weekend x

  • My morning routine is not too disimilar from yours – I get up, make the bed, shower, brush teeth and do my hair. I then usually relax by reading for 10-15 minutes before leaving for work

  • Some great ideas here – I could definitely make my bed first thing and drinking more water in the morning is such a good idea too.

  • Beautyqueenuk

    As soon as my alarm goes off I get put of bed or I would be hitting the snooze button and going back to sleep x

  • Lauren Perry

    My only routine is to sleep unfortunately. I try to make a routine but when you’re suffering from an auto immune disease the best thing one can do is rest.

  • Rosey G

    This is great! I kinda have a routine down but Iran probably not the best because I feel that I’m wasting time! I love the whole get dressed and plan your day because I could be in my pj’s all day and be lazy. lol

  • Ashlee

    I definitely need to try making my bed more often right when I wake up. I used to make it a point everyday but since have started slacking. Great tips!!

  • Awww I am so happy to read this. I am a very bad at waking up and these tips will be very helpful to me.

  • I’m a morning person as long as it not 6:00am. My husband set the bed side alarm at 7:15 every single morning. Urgh. xx

  • I love the whole concept of mediation, it totally can set your day up the right way, but at tmes with a busy household it is a little hard to, especally when you have a toddler and a kitten.

  • The water in London is hard as well, I like the idea of lemon or berry infused water it sounds delicious x

  • I’m definitely a routine person, this is a great way to start the day.

  • I like making my bed immediately too. If I don’t do it immediately, I may never do.

  • Chloe Griffiths

    I wish I had time to do all these things but when you need to be up at 5am it’s not so easy xo

  • I always go straight in the shower when I wake up as it refreshes me and then I make my bed as soon as I get out as it makes me feel more ready for the day x

  • Blair Villanueva

    love these tips! These should be part of the daily lifestyle to kick that energy for the whole day 🙂

  • Kristen Koehler

    I love the first tip! I am a big believer in getting up and making the bed. It makes me feel good to see my room neat and it instills discipline in the kids. Nice list!

  • Valerie CottageMakingMommy

    I need to work on a routine like this. We have a pile of animals that go nuts the 2nd they hear me move.

  • David E

    I have done all of the first four but the meditation is definitely something I could use to help me better become a morning person. I know I should try it more often.

  • I love starting my day with Bible reading and time to reflect and think God. Then I drink water and start planning out my day and getting going for the day.

  • I usually have tea in the morning, but start drinking water around 10am 🙂

  • Emma Oxley

    I am completely not a morning person – I am trying to do the lemon water thing early in the morning, but the only thing that seems to work for me is putting my alarm clock way over on the other side of the room!

  • im defintiely not a morning person well i starting t think i am getting better as i feel more organised

  • Divya Budhraja

    I am definitely a morning person by nature! And, fortunately for me, my husband is too. I tend to grab my phone first things in the morning and I want to work on switching over to being meditative for the first ten minutes of the day!

  • Rose Mont

    These are quick realistic tips. All of us can do them and it should make for a better day.

  • Jodie Whitham

    Good routine – interesting how others start the day. Want to start mediation more. I’ve started to do more youtube exercises before cleansing, toner, moisturiser etc and then breakfast and pint of water. Then all about getting dressed, makeup and hair x

  • This is a good routine to have in your life even if you are not a morning person and it may even help you become a morning person. Doing these rituals everyday will help signal to your body that it is time to begin the day and get on with your tasks.

  • T-Nicole Johnson

    This is a great list. I have to try meditating. Maybe I’ll start with five minutes or so.

  • Donna

    This would not work in my house! I have 2 grumpy children to get out the door to school! I guess i could do it of i got up earlier but they always seem to hear me! Hahah, great advice though!

  • These are great ideas for things to do in the morning. I keep wanting to do the sun salutation yoga stretching routine every morning but I never seem to wake up in time.

  • Talya Stone

    I try to do most of these even the meditate one if I happen to wake up before the family I will lie in bed and meditate!

  • Bec Boop

    I love being a morning person. Some of these I already do but there’s some great tips!

  • Michelle/cocowouldapprove.com

    Meditation is a great way to start your day

  • shoshana sue

    Lol I rarely make my bed. Please yell at me Miranda. I do however always brush my teeth

  • I am pretty easy in the mornings, brush my teeth first and then coffee, after that I am ready for the day x

  • I never make my bed well once when the bedding is changed. The reason is I read about bed bugs and stuff and apparently they like well made beds so I have since not made my bed. I have a hectic morning routine but I do love routine x

  • I find a routine really helps me in the mornings as well x

  • Melanie Williams

    I am deffo a routine person, but find as I get older I deviate from routine lol 🙂 x

  • I try to start each morning with lemon water- another thing I find helpful is going to the gym as soon as I wake up. It gets my workout done for the day and I feel energized after.

  • Gareth Torrance

    Meditation might actually be something I should try… I tend to get up, washed, dressed and out of the door in about 30 minutes… I eat my breakfast in the car or at the office as well… So I never really leave time for myself in the morning.