Millions of people swear their morning rituals get their day off to a good start, including meditation, exercise and writing down goals.
A poll of 2,000 adults found brushing their teeth, having a shower, cooking breakfast and making the bed are some of the things they would be least likely to skip as part of their morning routine.
However, 32 percent hate oversleeping, as if they don’t get around to all their morning rituals, respondents can end up feeling rushed, frustrated and annoyed.
Though 43 percent said having a routine helps the rest of their day go well, 38 percent claim it helps them focus.
It also emerged 22 percent of those polled admit to waking up no later than 6 am so they can get all their morning rituals done before starting work, which takes 53 minutes on average.
And 34 percent believe they can accomplish more in the day if their morning routine is done right.
More than half also try and stick to their morning routine even if they’re away from home like staying in a hotel or friend’s house.
Of those who took part in the survey, via OnePoll, half said breakfast is the most important meal of the day, while 56 percent believe it helps them start the day the right way.
It also emerged 36 percent believe their morning routine has changed over the last two years
More than a third have introduced more self-care into their morning routine and 35 percent try to prioritize ‘me time’ in the mornings.
Mindful activities like indulging in a skincare routine, sitting down to meditate and saying positive affirmations in the mirror also made the list.
The Daily Rituals That Form Our Morning Routines
- Brushing their teeth
- Sitting down for a coffee/tea
- Having a shower
- Making the bed
- Drinking water
- Reading the news
- Choosing what to wear
- Taking vitamins
- Clearing away washing up
- Listening to the radio
- Cooking breakfast
- Hair care
- Opening the windows for fresh air
- Putting on makeup
- Wake up without snoozing the alarm
- Scrolling social media
- Getting the kids ready for school
- Taking the rubbish out
- Putting a clothes wash on
- Walking the dog
- Making their lunch for work
- Writing their to-do list for the day
- Saying positive affirmations to themselves in the mirror
- Arranging their work desk
- Writing down their goals
- Going for a run