Morning Routine For A Productive Day

Morning Routine For A Productive Day

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Morning Routine For A Productive Day. What time you should wake up always depends on what time you went to bed last night? If you are planning to start a morning routine, then you got to make sure you get enough of sleep.

It’s always advisable to have 8 hours of sleep. However, it doesn’t matter if you are getting one or two hours lesser than 8, as long as you don’t feel sleepy and tired in the morning. Are you prepared to start your morning routine?

Morning Routine For A Productive Day

What Is The Best Morning Routine

I don’t know about you, but to be honest I wasn’t a morning person before. I dreaded waking up so early. Unfortunately the later I woke up, the less time I had to complete my tasks on the ‘To-Do List’. There were days when I had to force my eyes to stay open in the wee hours of the morning just to complete my work.

When I started feeling lethargic and was losing focus that’s when I realised that I had to change my daily routine. I trained myself to go to bed earlier in order to wake up early. My routine starts at 6 am now and I can proudly say that I am much more productive and energized compared to how I was before.

How Do I Start My Day?

Below are the 7 habits that I practise every morning in no particular order. I work from home, so there is no rush for anything except that my cats are usually waiting to be fed. That’s one thing that needs rushing every morning.

A Glass Of Water & Stretching

After I wake up each morning, the first thing I usually do is brush my teeth and drink a glass of warm water. This is then followed by some light stretching to wake my body up. By this time my 9 cats would already be bothering me to fill their bowls with food.


Malaysia is a very hot and humid country, so enjoying a morning shower is a must for me. It helps me feel fresh and motivated to start my day. I love the fragrance of shower foam to help me feel energized and ready to take on the world.

Devotion Or Meditate

When I am all nice and clean, I would spend about 5 to 10 minutes to pray and give thanks. I am not a highly religious person, but I feel calmer when I get to spend some quiet time with God. To give thanks, to make requests and also to moan at times.


People always say “Eat Breakfast Like A King” so you would feel energized the whole day. As a Malaysian, I am spoiled with a wide variety of popular food for breakfast. There are hawker stalls everywhere selling yummy food. But being health conscious, I do tend to watch what I eat and prefer home-cooked meals. However, it is never easy to say no to a delicious plate of Nasi Lemak or Roti Canai.

Journaling And Planning

Again I would spend another 5 or 10 quiet minutes to fill in my journal pages and plan my day ahead. I usually prepare my to-do list before I go to bed, so in the morning I just go through all the tasks and see what should be done first.

Enjoy The Outdoor

What I look forward to every morning is to walk out into the garden and get some fresh air before I take on any task. Listening to the birds chirping and looking at all the flowers blooming always has a positive effect on my day.

Time For My Mobile

I spend more time on my mobile compared to my laptop. My first task is to check my blog and social media. This is usually the time when I reply to comments or give feedback to any social media statuses that catch my attention. I also spend some time pinning on Pinterest.

When all these are done, only then would I start taking on one task after the other. I usually complete all my task by 4 pm (without skipping lunch). So usually I have many extra hours to spend doing other things which include spending time with loved ones (my cats included), doing some paper crafting projects, creating new pins (I am starting to get addicted to Pinterest) and many other activities that I enjoy.

Simple Morning Routine For A Productive Day

There you go, my Morning Routine For A Productive Day. Are you a morning person? What’s your morning routine? Do share your views in the comment section below.

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  1. I’m not a morning person at all. I used to be but now I don’t sleep well from chronic pain so all of that changed. I am starting to think that if I follow your morning routine, that it might turn things around for me. I can see how being more active in the morning would help me get thru the day faster.

    1. karenmonica says:

      I am sorry to hear about your chronic pain. Hopefully, you would be able to find a suitable morning routine πŸ™‚

  2. Neely Moldovan says:

    Such a great morning routine. Having a great morning routine really can help have a great day

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes, a great morning routine really does wonders πŸ™‚

  3. chelf says:

    journaling and planning is the best way for me! It puts me in such a good mood and helps me have a clear goal and plan for the day πŸ™‚

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes, journaling and planning are great ways to start a morning routine πŸ™‚

  4. Joline says:

    Nice tips. I’m not a morning person at all but I’ve gotten into the habit of drinking a glass of water first thing. It helps wake me up!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Drinking a glass of water every morning does have many benefits for our health πŸ™‚

  5. I am mostly a morning person for sure. I like to wake up about 30-45 minutes before everyone else in the house. It gives me a chance to journal, shower, and prep for the day before the kids are awake. And, like you, I prefer to take a shower in the morning because it’s hot and humid in South Texas, too!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Definitely, there is nothing like a morning shower in a hot and humid country πŸ™‚

  6. Christa says:

    I start my day with water and stretching, too! It really helps me embrace the day.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Water and stretching help to keeps the body refreshed and energized.

  7. I do the majority of these! I don’t typically shower in the mornings because I’ve usually got a workout planned for later in the day. But journaling is a new thing I’ve been adding to my routine and it’s fantastic.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Glad to hear that you are enjoying journaling πŸ™‚

  8. Shar says:

    I can relate to your morning routine, as mine is relatively similar to yours. Morning time should be enjoyed first, to have a great & productive day ahead!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes, I believe everyone should have a relaxing morning routine. It does wonders πŸ™‚

  9. Lina Melo says:

    Love so much your morning routine! Mine is so similar to yours. However, I would love to implement it by drinking water in the morning. I’ve heard is bery healthy

    1. karenmonica says:

      Try drinking one glass of water every morning. Trust me you will feel refreshed and energized πŸ™‚

  10. I always start my day with coffee, followed by stretching and water.

    1. karenmonica says:

      As long as you are enjoying your morning routine, that’s great πŸ™‚

  11. Tonya Morris says:

    I need to establish a routine like this! So interesting that you’re feeling more energized after implementing a daily morning routine!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes, do give it a try. Most importantly is to enjoy your morning routine πŸ™‚

  12. Geraline Batarra says:

    Great tips..! I can’t start a hectic day without breakfast. Only after a cup of coffee and pancakes will I do my daily task.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I can only start thinking with a full tummy πŸ™‚

  13. Melanie williams says:

    Sounds like you have your morning routine sorted. Mine can be a bit more disjointed, but I do my best to stick to a routine xx

    1. karenmonica says:

      As long as you are enjoying your morning routine, there is no problem if it is disjointed πŸ™‚

  14. Courtney says:

    Ooooo so many helpful tips! I always start my day with water. Water is so good for you and your body!!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes, water is the best to start a brand new day πŸ™‚

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