Three Ways to Make Your Morning Routine More Effective

An organized morning routine can set you up for a productive day. Here are three ways to make your morning routine more effective

March 28, 2022
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What is your morning routine like? A morning routine is a set of habits or actions that someone goes through when they wake up in the morning. It can look differently for different people. Some people wake up at dawn and go through a series of tasks before heading off to work. Other people may have a specific routine to getting ready for the day. And for some people, their only morning routine is to hit the snooze button over and over. 

Are you this guy?
Or this one?

No matter what your style is, being intentional about your morning routine and setting up regular, healthy habits in the morning can benefit you beyond the rest of the day. The right morning routine for you can improve your mental health, time management and overall well being. With that in mind, here are three ways to make your morning routine more effective. 

Plan Ahead the Night Before 

Did you know that the best morning routine actually starts the night (or day) before? That’s right, the most efficient morning routines are structured before the sun even goes up. Planning your morning routine the night before will set you up so that you know what to do immediately when you wake up. That way, you can save your precious morning hours doing what you want to do rather than thinking about what you want to do. For people with a foggy brain in the morning, this is a must-do! 

Once you have a plan for the morning (or mornings if you want to plan ahead for the week) make sure to write it down. Don’t rely on your morning brain to remember everything! Use a tool like Assembly’s Notebook to keep track of all your morning routine inspiration. 

Keep a Daily Agenda

As you’re planning your morning routine, put together an agenda to write it all down (as we suggested just above this!). Keeping a daily agenda can help you be organized and keep track of your activities and progress. Staying organized is key to productivity and consistency. Plus, you’re more likely to follow through on your goals after writing them down. Studies have shown that writing down your goals increases your likelihood of reaching them! 

There are a lot of tools out there to keep a daily agenda. You can go as simple as handwriting them on paper or you can go digital. If you go digital, make sure to use a tool that can meet all your needs and helps you achieve your goals. A fully customizable agenda tool like Assembly’s Daily/Weekly Agenda Flow makes planning easy.

Prioritize and Segment Your Tasks

When you are writing down your agenda, an important, but sometimes neglected, step is to prioritize and segment your tasks! Remember, the more organized, the more efficient! When you have your list of actions, take some time to think about what is most and least important to do in the morning. Sometimes the priority can be simply based on preference; for instance maybe you need a cup of coffee before anything else. Sometimes it can be dependent on what’s happening the rest of the day; maybe you have a due date coming soon so you want to set aside some time in the morning to review your work. 

Segmenting your tasks is also a great organizational tool. Some part of your morning routine could be dedicated to self-care and health like morning stretches or a sunrise jog. Other parts could be centered around work like checking your messages and emails. Family, hygiene, personal goals; there are so many different ways to categorize your tasks. 

Prioritizing and segmenting your tasks should be something that’s easy to do for your agenda. Make sure your agenda tool has flexibility capabilities like moving around priorities or putting together tags for your segments. Assembly’s agenda workflow can do that and more, and you can learn about the other features here

Get Organized with Assembly

Whether you’re trying to make your morning routine more efficient or just trying to be more organized, Assembly can help. Check out our “Four Tips to Getting Organized in 2022” blog post for more organizational inspiration. If you want to learn more about how Assembly can help you and your company thrive in organization (and more!), contact us today!

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