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Here’s Why Successful People Have Morning Routines And You Should Too

Written By Jenna Hushka

  • ambitious women,
  • lifestyle,
  • morning routine,
  • productivity,
  • routine
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 I’m sure you are familiar with those articles that go something like ”Why These Billionaires Are Waking Up At 4:00am Everyday” or “15 Things You Should Be Doing Each Morning In Order To Be Successful.” 

I am sure you’ve also sat there reading them, thinking, “Why aren’t I doing exactly that?”

I too, was caught up on taking meticulous notes of these tactics in hopes I could replicate their morning routines to produce immediate success. Except, there is one major problem with this: The reason these articles have truth, is because those routines and stories work for that particular individual, which might not be what works best for you. 

"Your morning routine's purpose is to put you in the best possible position to take on the day ahead of you."

You see, the purpose of a morning routine is not just waking up at 3:34am, running 6 miles before dawn, cooking and eating eggs Florentine while transcribing the local radio news, but it’s about what works for you. 

Your morning routine is just that: Your morning routine. Its’ purpose is to put you in the best possible position to take on the day ahead of you. The minute I stopped trying to replicate someone else’s morning routine, and found what worked for me, is when I started valuing this ‘morning routine’ excitement. 

So, how can you create a morning routine and actually stick to it? 

  1. Start small.

    It’s great to be inspired by impressive routines of million and billionaires, but you must keep in mind what has taken them years to perfect might be unrealistic for you. The more unrealistic the routine is, the less likely you are to follow through.

    Start with what you already know. Do you enjoy reading? Carve out 5-10 minutes when you wake up to read in peace. Do you enjoy working out? Perhaps one day this week, go work out in the morning, instead of at night. Do you want to become more organized? Start by writing out one goal you have for the day each morning.

  2. Rise and Shine…and Repeat

    You wouldn’t dare leave the house without deodorant, right? Well that too, was once a habit you had to create.

    A habit takes on average 66 days to form. No wonder, you haven’t stuck to waking up 30 extra minutes before, when you tried this for a total of 3 days in a row. Trust me, I know how nice that extra half hour is, but if you truly want to be effective in your morning routines, you need to fight through that habit forming stage.

    Without the repetition, you’re telling yourself, “Sticking to this morning routine is not that important to me.”

    Try keeping tally of each morning you stick to the routine. Two months fly by a lot quicker than you realize.

  3. Don’t Obsess Over The Perfect Details

    What can often hold back true progress is your own self-talk. Remember your morning routine is supposed to set you up for a successful day, not stress you out.

    You read these articles of people’s perfect routines, and fill your mind with how it should be, that is, when life never gets in their way. In an ideal world, you’ll have your schedule laid out and you’ll stick to it religiously. But in a more realistic world, one morning you might run out of coffee. You will come down with a little bug. You will need to leave even earlier for a work project and forget to eat.

    Point is, life happens and it does not mean you should give-up on your progress. If you miss a day, get right back into it. Don’t let it make a dent, and most of all do not get in your head.

In conclusion, your morning routine can set you apart from the A players and the B players, but in order to make it work, you need to focus on what works for you rather than what might work for someone else.



Jenna Hushka

Jenna Hushka is a writer, business lady, and thought creator. She has a mission to inspire others through uplifting words, and a little sarcasm. Living in Los Angeles, she finds her passion meeting people and finding ways to learn from everyone. She has traveled to over 30 countries and continues to write with articles reaching thousands of views.

Check out some of her articles, including: Learning to be happy where you are now.