There are a lot of books, blogs, and podcasts about morning routines. However, they mostly focus on the things you should do in the morning. Certain habits have no place in your morning routines, and you should avoid them.
Stop Eating Unhealthy
Many people love to eat a breakfast full of carbs and sugar in the morning. And even though it can be tempting to eat pancakes and maple syrup. They won’t give you sustained healthy energy throughout the day. You can avoid eating unhealthy in the morning by preparing your meals beforehand. This way, you will already have breakfast ready when you wake up and won’t be as tempted to eat something unhealthy.
Stop Checking Social Media
If you check social media as soon as you wake up, the first action of your day is giving into craving. That counteracts all the work you are doing to be more productive and focused. If you do other things, like eating breakfast, reading, or working out, before you go onto check your feed, you are teaching yourself that you have to wait before you can check your social media.
Stop Hitting The Snooze Button
Hitting a snooze button means you are taking away the good quality sleep you could’ve had because you are interrupting your sleep cycle and attempting to get into a new one. By hitting a snooze button, the first action of your day is admitting defeat, so do yourself a favor and get out of the bed as soon as the alarm rings.
Cleaning your living space or work area is definitely not a bad thing to do, but it is much better to do it in the evening. This way, when you wake up, you can start with a clean slate and don’t have to drag the mess of the previous day with you. There are many types of research that prove that having a clean space boosts your productivity and focus.
Stop Starting Your Day With Negative News
If you like to read the news as soon as you wake up, you need to be wary about what kind of information you are bringing into your life at the beginning of your day. If you are bombarding yourself with negative information as soon as you wake up, that will put you in a negative state of mind.