How to Create a Productive Morning Routine

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Mornings are my favorite part of my day. I love waking up and having a routine to get me started right! Mornings set the tone for the entire day, and when I have a productive morning, my day is so much more likely to be effective. Read my blog post about becoming a morning person.

Starting your day off on the right foot can set the tone for the rest of your day. Creating a productive morning routine can help you be more focused, energized, and productive throughout your day. Here are some tips to help you create a morning routine that works for you.

Wake Up Early

Waking up early can give you a head start on your day. Try waking up at the same time every day. This can help regulate your body’s internal clock and make it easier to wake up feeling refreshed. I try to keep this habit even on weekends, waking up about 30-45 minutes later than I would during the week to keep my sleep regular.


Drinking water first thing in the morning can help rehydrate your body after a sleep. You can also try drinking a warm cup of lemon water to aid digestion and boost your metabolism. I drink a ton of water in the morning, so I don’t have to feel bad about it when I get busy in the afternoon and forget to drink water.


Adding some exercise to your morning routine can help boost your energy levels and increase your overall well-being. Whether it’s a quick yoga session, a jog around the block, or a full workout at the gym, find an activity that you enjoy and that works for you.

I get up and go to the gym 5-6 days a week. Most days, I enjoy a combination of lifting weights and cardio, but if I’m feeling tired or groggy in the morning, walking on the treadmill and chugging water always helps me feel better (especially after a night of drinking!).

Plan Your Day

Take a few minutes each morning to plan out your day. Write your goals, prioritize your tasks, and create a to-do list. This can help you stay focused and on track throughout the day. I am constantly updating my personal and work-do lists to make sure I don’t forget about anything.

Have Breakfast

They aren’t kidding when they say breakfast is the day’s most important meal. Eating a healthy breakfast can give you the energy to power through your day. Try to choose foods high in protein and fiber to keep you full and satisfied.

I eat the same breakfast almost every day! I have a protein shake (here is my favorite low calorie, high protein I use), breakfast chicken sausage, and eggs, and I toast a piece of Ezekiel bread.

Avoid Distractions

Minimize distractions during your morning routine. Check your phone or email after you’ve completed your training. This can help you stay focused and avoid unnecessary stress. I have found that when I’m on my phone often during the morning, I’m more anxious.

Creating a productive morning routine takes time and practice. Feel free to experiment to find what works best for you. You can create a morning routine that sets you up for success with a little effort.

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