Five Minute Morning Routine

By doing this five-minute routine each morning after waking up, you can improve your entire day. Many people struggle with leaving the warmth of their bed after a good night’s sleep and usually roll out of bed feeling groggy and tired. That can all change by adding these simple little tricks first thing in the morning and taking only five minutes to do so. Before you know it, this will become a new routine each morning causing you to have even better days.


  1. Go turn off that alarm (30 Seconds). Place your alarm somewhere in your room that you can’t reach from your bed. This will make you get up and out of bed to turn it off and not let you hit that snooze button. Smile as you do this and tell yourself it is going to be a great day!
  2. Let in the natural light (10 seconds). Open the shades or blinds to let the natural light into your room. This is proven to increase your mood and signal that it is morning and time to start the day.
  3. Get moving (one minute). Take a minute and move your body. Whether it be jumping jacks, crunches, or even stretching, this movement will add energy to your body first thing in the morning.
  4. Meditate (one minute). Envision the day ahead and imagine how everything will go. Visualize your day in a positive way and recall the things you need to complete as well as conversations you have to have.
  5. Be thankful (30 seconds). Think about and say out loud what you are grateful for. This will begin your day with appreciation rather than negativity. Throughout the day you will be more caring and understanding.
  6. Make your bed (one minute). Not only is coming home to a made bed after a long day’s work a great feeling, but making your bed will also motivate you to leave your bedroom.
  7. Sing (remaining 50 seconds or so). Play one of your favorite songs that puts you in a good mood and sing along to it! Singing releases endorphins which increases mood and energizes your body.





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