alarm clock What is your wake up time

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Rise and shine: Boost your day by creating your very own morning routine

How you begin your day has a great impact on how the rest of your day will unfold. Create a morning routine to rise to the occasion.

alarm clock What is your wake up time

What is your wake up time? Photo: Adobe Stock

You don’t have to be a morning person to create a morning routine. But it’s definitely worth giving a bash: It has many benefits and allows you to set the tone for the day which improves confidence and productivity when tackling tasks.

Physical health

Start your day with a few stretches, a jog, meditation or yoga. Studies have shown that work-related stress can be more dangerous than second-hand smoke. Clear your mind with exercises and improve your physical health — it will boost your energy and get you motivated for the day.


When you start the day with a clear mind, you become more focused and ready for the tasks ahead. Setting a morning routine helps you to manage and prioritise your time which improves productivity and helps you to produce quality work.


A morning routine helps you to set goals, manage time effectively and prioritise tasks and to deliver quality performance which can be a great confidence booster. When you accomplish tasks, your self-worth improves and you trust in your abilities more and build resilience.

Improve relationships

When you are stressed, overworked and overwhelmed, these negative emotions can disrupt your relationships with others. It is easy to vent on loved ones when you are frustrated.

However, creating a morning ritual allows you to prioritise your work and relationships by managing your time effectively and this in turn will have a positive impact on your confidence and your relationships as a result.

Relieves stress

Anxiety and stress can have a negative impact on your physical health, your relationships and career. You can experience feelings of inadequacy when tasks overwhelm you and you feel you can’t get anything done. A consistent morning routine can allow you peace and mindfulness through meditation and prayer.

The more you accomplish throughout the day, the better you will feel which promotes peace, better sleep at night and an improved state of mind when you wake up in the morning the next day.

It’s important to develop a morning routine that suits your needs. The purpose of such a routine is to build positive habits that allow you to improve productivity while boosting your physical, mental and emotional well-being.