How to make your mornings beautiful

This post is about optimizing morning routine and finding the most efficient way to make your mornings beautiful.

My research for the topic

The topic I was suggested was ‘how to optimize a morning routine’. I went through some articles on the internet and here are 3 things that I found.

1.) Internet is full of ‘tips’

Everyone seems to be suggesting ‘tasks’ that you should do for a good morning routine. For example here are some common ‘tips’ :

  • Exercise
  • Drink water
  • Don’t open emails till noon
  • Turn off your phone
  • prepare the night before
  • Visualize your goals for the day
  • Do the hardest tasks first (eat the frog)

….. and endless tips you can find on the internet. Many of them are useful and work really well. However…

2.) They feel hollow

I found that reading all those tips was too overwhelming. It all felt like too much information without any real insight about the morning. So even though the tips are useful, they felt like ideas without any foundations. These foundations are the qualities which make the tasks meaningful. We will see them later in the article.

I mean it feels too dry to talk about the morning routine without really understanding what a morning is!

3.) Not all tips work for everyone.

All the articles I read present the tips as if they will work for everyone! Each one of us wake up at different times, at different place and under different circumstances. So we need to figure out what works best for us.

So what do I want to offer you?

My blog is about reaching the depth of any topic and asking the fundamental questions. My blog is about developing insights which need to work with the ‘practical tasks’.

I don’t want you to go through your mornings mechanically, completing task after task. I want you must understand the essence of a morning, and then live it in a way that works best for you!

What is a morning?

Morning is a change in consciousness. Waking up is not an ordinary phenomenon. It is a great event. It is like being born again. That means every morning is a new opportunity to live, to do something you always wanted to do!

What do you want out of your morning?

This is the most important question to ask before setting up any morning routine. This is where your uniqueness plays the most important role. Morning sets a mood for the entire day. What you do in first 2-3 hours of the morning is really important for the entire day. So it is really important to define what exact rhythm you want to set up for your mornings.

Answering this question, I come to four important qualities that I want my mornings to have. As I said earlier, these are the foundations. Once you understand your foundations, you can choose or create ‘tasks’ which help you achieve those qualities.

1.) Gratefulness

Being born again is something to be grateful for. As soon as I wake up, I want my mind to be filled with gratefulness. I want to be deeply grateful for each and everything that I can think of:

  • I am grateful for being alive
  • I am grateful for having air, water, food, healthy mind and body, home, wealth and wonderful relationships
  • I am grateful for having the opportunity to help others and create wonderful things….

what exercises you can set for yourself to be grateful?

It works differently with everyone. Some people can keep gratefulness journal, while others can just join their hands and pray! But the important point is to feel deeply grateful!

2.) Aliveness, awareness

After being grateful, I want to be as alive and aware as I can be. I want to feel and live. I want my senses, perceptions and alertness to be at its best.

What exercises can you set up to be more alive and aware?

Physical exercise, mindfulness and meditation are a few ‘tasks’ you can do to achieve this quality. You can come up with your own exercises that make you feel more full of life!

3.) Joy and Enthusiasm

After being grateful and alive, I want to be full of joy and excitement. What can I do to bring more joy and excitement?

  • When I visualize achieving my goals, I am filled with joy and excitement
  • When I observe nature, I feel joy
  • When I do physical exercise, I feel joy and excitement because of the release of endorphins.
  • When I meditate, I feel joy

What brings joy and excitement in your life? Set up the tasks keeping in mind these qualities.

4.) Satisfaction

After feeling gratefulness, alertness, joy and enthusiasm I am ready to do something which can satisfy me. I am now ready to take actions. Here are a few things that satisfy me:

  • Completing the most difficult task with great focus and concentration
  • Hard work done for something that is meaningful to me
  • Completing a challenge or a project that I set up for myself

What makes you satisfied? Find out the answer to that questions and set up the tasks that can help you do that.

Conclusion

These were the qualities that I want my mornings to have. You should try and have your own answers and then decide on the activities that will help you achieve that. Remember the question:

What do you want from your mornings?

Find out those qualities. Focus on those values. They will lead you to your desired routine. Because again, no routine is perfect for everyone. You have to find your own routine with the qualities that you desire. Here are some questions to help you:

  • Which was the best morning of my life?
  • What were the elements and qualities of that morning?
  • How can I bring those qualities in my every morning?
  • What activities I can set up to fulfil the qualities that I want my mornings to have?
  • Do I really need a routine? What if I can achieve beautiful mornings without emphasizing a routine?

Thank you for reading. I hope my insights were helpful.

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  1. I agree that gratefulness should be the first item in the list. Other self-help teachers talk about working out first thing and then get grateful. It makes more sense to me that one should get grateful before doing anything else. Nice job!

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  2. Wow. I love this. Yes, each morning (especially the more precarious our lives have become) is a “new birth, a new entrance into a new consciousness, as you say. I love your idea of asking myself: what do I want to do with my morning? Well done. Thanks for this great post.

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    1. Thank you Jane. I am glad you liked this! Yes, there is a need to look at a morning in a more fundamental and deeper way. Because I saw most articles suggesting things to do in the morning without any strong meaning behind it.
      This question ‘What do I want with my morning?’ gives a sense of meaning to that time of the day.
      Thank you very much for reading πŸ™‚

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  3. By far the best -morning routine- suggestions I have read to date! You are correct in saying many others are hollow and do not fit every life. You address the essence of beginning each day with individual focus and purpose! I can honestly say that I use some, but not all in the manner you outline, but I will be adjusting my morning focus!

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    1. Thank you Christy for your kind words!
      Yes, everyone is unique and thus should have their own unique morning routine. It is great to know that you are trying to find that meaning and qualities in your day. Just keep trying and experimenting and you will get there πŸ™‚
      I am glad that my writing helped you πŸ™‚
      Thank you and have a nice day!! πŸ™‚

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  4. I have to express my appreciation to you for bailing me out of this dilemma. Because of checking through the world-wide-web and finding tips which are not beneficial, I thought my entire life was over. Living devoid of the solutions to the problems you have resolved through your entire posting is a critical case, and those which may have in a wrong way affected my entire career if I hadn’t discovered your website. Your know-how and kindness in dealing with all areas was useful. I am not sure what I would have done if I had not come across such a stuff like this. I can also now relish my future. Thanks a lot very much for your impressive and sensible guide. I will not be reluctant to recommend the sites to anyone who should get support on this area.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Ella. I am glad you came across my blog and found it useful. All I do is try to dive into fundamental questions about any topic and try to come up with my own answers. You can learn to do the same in your life.
      I am really happy and grateful that I was able to help you in such a significant way. I hope this blog helps you move towards the direction of joy and fulfilment in your life.

      In future I will be more than happy to help you whenever you need or feel like. You can connect with me through the ‘contact me’ page and ask anything that I can help you with.
      You can also connect with me on facebook or instagram as a friend πŸ™‚

      Enjoy life!, Have a nice day and wonderful future! Thank you once again😊

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  5. I find the mornings, a miracle, it gives you another chance at life and I am glad that you mentioned and so this article resonated with me really well, the tasks can be mechanical if it doesn’t vibe with you so it’s really important to make it personal while maintaining a healthy and wonderful start to the day.
    For me watching sunrise and being grateful are the two most most important thing.
    This just sets my mind and soul right.
    Very insightful article.
    Loved it ❀

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    1. Thank you for your kind words😊. I am glad you enjoyed this post. Your insights are very nice! Watching sunrise and being grateful are surely the two best things anyone can do to have a great morning. Have a nice day! πŸ™‚

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  6. Your article has really taken care of people with different routines who may or may not be willing to follow the steps as stated and so your suggestions come flexible and are welcoming!

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  7. Have you heard of the 5 am club book? I only heard about it from a Youtube video recently. Your post reminded me of it. It talked about the 20/20/20 formula that includes moving, reflecting, and growing. It’s interesting how your conclusions connected with it such as meditating, exercising, and feeling gratitude. The first thing that came up when I think about the question “Which was the best morning of my life?” is having a good breakfast πŸ™‚ . It’s liberating to find our own answers to those questions and to question the foundation of our routines, so that we have meaningful foundations. Thank you for the inspiration!

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    1. You are welcome. I have heard about the book but never read it. I will surely check it out! It is great to see that the questions helped you find your own answers! That is the aim of my asking questions at the end of each post. I want my readers to find their own answers! Thank you for sharing this! πŸ™‚

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