The Secret Morning Routine Of Successful Bloggers

 

the secret morning routine of super sucessfull bloggers- sincerelykenzWaking up and having a plan in mind based on how I want to start my day is crucial for me. Mornings are extremely important to me, they set the tone for the rest of the day and are a fresh, clean start from whatever occurred the night or day before.

 

One of the biggest reasons why I like mornings so much is because they are allotted amounts of time where you can get inspired, feel motivated, be productive, and overall just start your day on a high note.  Here is my every day ( aside from when I have obligations such as work or anything of that nature) killer, productive morning routine:

 

The Night Before:

Believe it or not, I actually start my morning “routine” the night before. I like to take about a half hour the night before to tidy up my room, get myself organized and most importantly, write things down. I don’t know what I would do without lists, these things are like magical tools that can help you take over the world. I seriously write so many lists each and every day- I guess you could call me a “listaholic”. No, but really, taking some time to list out everything that you would like to get done the following day is very important if you want to have a productive morning. Taking the time to write these things down the night before allows you to get in the right mindset and focus on what you need to get done.

 

After creating this, it’s lights out! Using your phone for an elongated period of time before you go to bed can actually alter how much deep sleep you get. I try to put my phone on airplane mode about a half hour before I plan on going to sleep just so that it doesn’t affect my sleeping pattern. One thing that I always make sure I do before going to sleep is to set my alarm. Waking up a bit earlier than you’re used to won’t kill you- I promise! Waking up earlier gives you more time to get the things you want to get done, done. When I was still up at school I woke up most mornings at 6 A.M. I know it sounds crazy but I actually really really enjoyed this! Getting up this early allowed me to get some homework done, edit some blog posts, and enjoy my morning without rushing and cramming. Hey, don’t knock it till you try it!

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The Initial Wakeup:

Please please please don’t immediately check your phone when you wake up! Other people’s Instagram pictures and tweets really aren’t that important, I promise. I love to wake up and do something calming. I usually take some time to go over my mighty to do list and fuel my body with some water. Drinking water in the morning is extremely important because your body is basically in “starvation mode” all night long. Also, for all of my fellow coffee lovers out there- drinking coffee without drinking any water beforehand in the mornings is very bad for you! Be sure to drink a few cups of water before diving into your delicious cup of jo’.

 

After hydrating and  drinking my coffee (favorite part of the morning) I usually head over towards my to-do list and get some stuff done. Science says that your brain needs a 15-20 minute break after about 90 minutes of doing one single task. Stepping away from an activity can help new ideas flow and you can tackle work faster. Because of this, I usually take small breaks in between completing each of the tasks on my to-do list. I usually will check emails, scroll through social media, clean up my room, or get ready during these breaks.

the secret morning routine of super sucessfull bloggers- sincerelykenz

 

Fuel Your Body:

After I complete a few tasks on my to do list I’ll head over to the kitchen and whip up some breakfast. I almost use breakfast as a “reward” for getting things done, I won’t let myself eat until I get at least one thing completed on my to do list. Personally, this is a great incentive for me because I love food. As you all probably know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. They don’t say this for nothing- breakfast starts your body’s metabolism for the day and gives your body the energy it needs to get through the day. My breakfast isn’t usually too elaborate, I usually either have Raisin Bran and fruit or some type of egg white omelette and a half of a bagel. I love having big breakfasts because they keep me full for the rest of the day and give me enough energy to get done what needs to get done.

 

Back To Business:

After I get most of the things done on my to-do list and fuel up with a good breakfast I usually head to the gym to get a good workout in. People say this all of the time and I didn’t believe it for awhile, but working out seriously does make you feel so much better about basically everything. Exercise releases endorphins which really just make you happy. I love finishing up my morning routine with a tough workout at the gym because I love the feeling afterward. It’s always great to know that you got a good workout in.

 

That’s basically it! I love having a productive morning because it seriously leads to such a better day. Do you have a morning routine- what do you do?!

 

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  • Sara Kate Steadman

    So fun! I would love to hear how you plan out your blogging schedule!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

  • I have gotten in the horrible habit of checking my phone immediately after waking up. I need to stop, I just don’t know how! I’m also bad about drinking water before drinking my cup of coffee in the morning. I loved reading this!

    Tori
    http://www.mooretori.com

  • I love how you mentioned getting things sorted out the night before so your morning routine runs smoother! I also like to clean up a bit before bed and also layout my workout clothes for the morning 🙂 Great post!

    X,
    Cristina
    cristinawashere.com

  • Whitney H

    These are great tips! I always get a burst of energy right before bed and clean my kitchen because I HATE looking at a dirty kitchen in the morning! I need to break the habit of scrolling through social media as soon as I get it. I’ll try to do that tomorrow!

  • Greta Hollar

    Great tips! I also start the day with my to-do list and try to stay off my phone and TV as much as possible during “office hours”. But there are some great things I’ll take from this!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • This was so fun to read- I love reading morning/night routine posts! I love that you make a to-do list before bed- I couldn’t live without to-do lists haha!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

  • Coffee is the favorite part of my morning also! A good workout makes the morning also.

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlife.com

  • Starting your day off with a workout is great! I’m still working on not skipping!

  • M Q

    This was amazing! I love reading about others’ routines. I too start my morning routine at night!

  • Sarah Louise Zerbe

    I agree I get so much of my blogger business done in the morning.

  • Just the past few days I’ve been starting my morning with coffee and breakfast out on our back deck (after playing a long game of fetch with our lab!) and starting my morning off like that has been so much better for me, I accomplish so much more with my day, than I do if I sleep in!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  • Michelle Mink

    I’m guilty of having my phone with me as i fall asleep and as I wake up. It’s a habit i’m trying to break

  • Miss ALK

    I’ve been trying not to be on my phone right before bed too! It’s a hard habit to break but I think it’s definitely having positive results!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

  • Ashley

    I really wish I could get more work done in the morning! It am super productive during the summer, but when school starts up again and I am out the door by 6:45, it makes it difficult to get things done besides get ready and get out the door on time! Definitely going to implement some of these tips (not checking my phone) now and in to the start of my new school year!

    xo Ashley

    • that’s so funny! for some reason I’m always more productive during school rather than when I’m home for summer!

  • Lily

    Ahh I love this so much! I wish I could get all this done before work – but awesome list!! xo

  • Great tips and great post! Once I get up to go to bed, I try to not look at my phone any longer and I usually don’t look at it until I’m out of the shower in the mornings (unless I notice a text or someone is calling). Love this!

  • I am so bad about immediately checking my phone whenever I wake up but you’re right such a productivity killer!

  • Hannah Madison

    Drinking water in the morning is so important!

    XO,

    Hannah from HMS Jewels

    http://www.hmsjewels.com

  • Great tips for a productive morning! I love coffee but I am trying to drink water first thing in the morning (:

  • Kristin Thompson

    Loved getting a glimpse into your morning! I agree that prep the night before is super helpful!

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

  • Rob Dudley

    Great post cutie! 🙂 <3