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There’s a popular saying that goes, “The way you start your day sets the tone for the rest of it.” Indeed, morning habits can significantly impact your productivity, mindset, and overall well-being.

Spring is such a beautiful time to start forming new habits – spring is the season of growth and renewal.

Whether you’re an early riser or someone who hits the snooze button a few times before reluctantly rolling out of bed, incorporating positive habits into your morning routine can make all the difference. Today I’m sharing 8 morning habits that you should consider adopting to kickstart your day on the right note and set the stage for a successful day (and yes, a successful life).

  1. Skip The Snooze Button: Skipping the snooze button is crucial for maintaining a healthy sleep routine and starting the day on the right foot. Hitting snooze disrupts our natural sleep cycles, leading to fragmented and poor-quality sleep. This can result in grogginess, increased stress levels, and a negative impact on our overall well-being. Embracing the first alarm helps us cultivate a sense of discipline and intention, setting the stage for a more productive and energized day.

2. Start Your Day With A Tall Glass of Room Temp Water (and 1-2 always before coffee or tea): Starting the day with a room temperature glass of water is a simple yet powerful habit with numerous benefits for our health and well-being. After a night of sleep, our bodies are naturally dehydrated, and rehydrating with water upon waking kickstarts our metabolism, aids digestion, and flushes out toxins accumulated overnight.

3. Practice Gratitude: Taking a moment to reflect on what you’re grateful for sets a positive tone for the day ahead, fostering a mindset of abundance and appreciation. Numerous studies have demonstrated the profound impact of gratitude on our mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Research has shown that practicing gratitude regularly can lead to increased happiness, improved relationships, and enhanced overall life satisfaction. Cultivating a grateful mindset can reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, boost resilience in the face of adversity, and promote greater feelings of optimism and joy. Gratitude is real, and it’s spectacular.

4. Move Your Body for 20 Minutes: Whether it’s a brisk walk, yoga session, outdoor bike ride, dance party in your kitchen, or quick workout, incorporating physical activity into your morning routine boosts energy levels, improves mood, and enhances overall health. It also will keep you more focused throughout the day, and more creative! It doesn’t matter what you do – what matters is that you do something you enjoy – that’s how you’ll ensure it gets done!

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5. Plan Your Day: Spend just a few minutes outlining your priorities and tasks for the day ahead. This allows you to approach your day with clarity and purpose, maximizing productivity and minimizing stress. When you know where you’re going today, it helps you feel empowered, organized and on top of your day.

6. Limit Screen Time: Such a biggie. Resist the temptation to immediately reach for your phone or computer upon waking. Instead, allocate time for all the things I’ve mentioned in this post. Engaging with digital screens right after waking can bombard your senses with information overload, potentially increasing stress levels and diminishing mental clarity. This habit can also prevent you from fully embracing moments of tranquility and introspection that are often vital for setting intentions and priorities for the day.

7. Read for 10 Minutes: Taking just 10 minutes to read in the morning can yield numerous benefits for your mental and emotional well-being. Reading in the morning enhances cognitive function, sharpening your concentration and improving your ability to retain information throughout the day. It also offers a moment of solace and introspection, providing a valuable opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and immerse yourself in a world of imagination or knowledge. Whether it’s fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or articles, this short reading session can inspire creativity, broaden your perspective, and instill a sense of accomplishment, all before the day’s demands begin!

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8. Set Intentions: Before diving into your daily routine, take a moment to set intentions or affirmations for the day. Visualize your goals and aspirations, cultivating a positive mindset and empowering yourself to make the most of every opportunity. This goes so beautifully well with our gratitude practice above, and planning our days. Some examples of intentions:

  1. “Today, I choose to approach challenges with resilience and positivity, knowing that every obstacle is an opportunity for growth.”
  2. “I intend to cultivate gratitude and appreciation for the blessings in my life, fostering a mindset of abundance and contentment.”
  3. “I commit to prioritizing self-care and nourishing my body, mind, and soul with healthy choices and positive habits.”
  4. “I set the intention to embrace each moment with mindfulness and presence, savoring the beauty and joy that surrounds me.”
  5. “I affirm my capability to create meaningful impact in the world, channeling my passion and talents towards purposeful action and service.”

Incorporating a few to all of these 8 morning habits into your daily routine can transform your mornings from rushed and chaotic to calm and purposeful.

By making small but meaningful changes, you can set yourself up for success, productivity, and overall well-being. Remember, consistency is key, so commit to integrating these habits into your morning routine and watch as they positively impact not only your days but your life as a whole.

Embrace the power of mornings and seize the opportunity to start each day with intention, mindfulness, and vitality.

If you feel ready to make your well-being and happiness a priority this year, I invite you take a deep dive in our powerful self-care community, BUSY TO BLISS.

Sending you lots of love,

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Erica Diamond


Teaching women how to prioritize SELF-CARE, Erica Diamond is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Lifestyle and Parenting Correspondent on Global TV, Founder of Bliss Essential (, Professional Speaker, Host of The Erica Diamond Podcast, Course Creator of Busy To Bliss (, Author of the women’s entrepreneurial book 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business, and Founder & Editor-In-Chief of the Award-Winning Lifestyle Platform® (previously®). Erica Diamond has been named to the coveted list of The Top 20 Women in Canada, FORBES Magazine’s Top 100 Sites for Women and a Profit Hot 50 Canadian Company. Erica Diamond was the Spokesperson for National Entrepreneurship Day and is a Huffington Post contributor.