10 Ways to Optimize Your Morning Routine

By Kerry Weiss
Reviewed by Susan Ko, Ph.D.
January 27, 2023

For the night owls and sleep lovers alike, the thought of getting up in the morning is enough to make them burrow farther under the covers—and hit the snooze button. For them, just trying to get by in the morning can be a chore, never mind establishing a productive, energizing morning routine to get the day started.

Even if you consider yourself a morning person, you may find it challenging to create and stick to a.m. rituals that truly recharge you. But doing so is well worth the effort: Research suggests that having routines may buffer stress and boost resilience, especially during difficult times.

There’s no one perfect morning routine, but the closest thing to perfection is establishing a regimen that works for you. Here are some tips to consider to get the most out of your morning and set the tone for a better rest of your day.