Tips to Set Up Morning Routine

5 AM Morning Routine

Tips to Set Up Morning Routine


Joining the 5 AM morning routine is the best decision that anyone can make during their lifetime. Being active in different spheres of life and wanting to accomplish a lot in the short duration can be overwhelming and stressful. Even if the days are planned, the uncertainties during the day can destroy the schedule. Stress and anxiety due to tossed schedules are the modern age demons impacting day-to-day lives. While we work towards our schedules more diligently and blame ourselves for not following plans, we fail to understand the cause of the misery.

The body clock is the most important thing which needs to be reset to wake up early.

What is body clock?
The biological clock of the body is affected by the daylight and the darkness of the night. The body clock or circadian rhythm as it is called is responsible for functions such as regulating sleep and waking up the pattern, body temperature, hunger and the balancing of body fluids. With proper body, clock happens the release of Melatonin which is a sleep hormone.

 What disturbs the body clock?

  • Irregular Meals and sleep habits
  • Screen time is overlapping the bedtime.
  • Shift work
  • More caffeine

 How to reset body clock?

  • Understand how much sleep do you need
  • Plan the day around workout schedule
  • Limit coffee after sunset
  • Create a relaxing night time routine
  • Keep the home calm and quiet during night time
  • Avoid using gadgets 1 hour before bed-time.

 How did I reset my body clock to 5 AM?

Though my day looked well balanced, I still was making mistakes with my sleep timings. Here is the process flow which I used for setting my body clock to 5 AM Morning Routine.

  • Understood my need for 8.5 to 9 hours of sleep.
  • Planned early morning workouts ( 5 – 5.30 AM)
  • Time-boxed my work
  • Figured out the time when I could take a nap.
  • Fixed the duration of the nap.
  • Post sunset worked on the time which is strictly NO-WORK( Laptop/Mobile) time.
  • Decided on the time interval when I can hit the bed. ( 8.30 to 9.00 PM)
  • Getting up at 5.00 AM and journaling about the changes also helped a great deal.
  • One day when there are no commitments I let the time flow as it is, just to restore the will to get up at 5 AM once again.

Loving whatever you do is the first step of doing it regularly. As the days passed by I jotted down the changes that I had with this new schedule. This reinforced the wish to get up early otherwise it is easy to give up.

With 5 AM Morning Routine, I am super productive throughout the day, and the stress has gone down multifold. My routine work ( Checking and replying emails)  gets done before people wake up giving me an extra edge.

There is an immense calmness at the dawn as if the universe is ready to listen to all your wishes. All it needs is for you to get up at the right time and ask. Let’s do it one step at a time.

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Snehal Joshi

Snehal is a Certified Nutrition Coach by National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is writing about her persuits of Nutrition Science since last 4 years.

  • B. Karpagam
    Posted at 15:40h, 18 February

    Good one. One more motivation for me to rebecome 5 amer. Nowadays im not able to do it. Reason for it – all that you ve stated that hampers getting up early. Will soon post that ive joined your bandwagon.

    • admin
      Posted at 12:02h, 19 February

      Let’s do it !

  • Surbhi Prapanna
    Posted at 20:49h, 18 February

    hey! Excellent information, I would love to try it. agreed, wake up early has plenty of advantages..thanks for sharing wonderful tips to do that. dropped by #SuperBloggerchallenge2018, please visit my post too, here is link

    • admin
      Posted at 12:02h, 19 February

      Surbhi thank you so much for stopping by…Would love to know more about how do you implement it..

  • Tina Basu
    Posted at 12:56h, 19 February

    Waking up early has a lot of advantages. But I face a weird situation – I co-sleep with my toddler and h wakes up the moment I leave the bed!!!

    • admin
      Posted at 14:02h, 19 February

      Well, then you might have to wait for a couple of years 🙂

  • zainab
    Posted at 23:09h, 19 February

    Waking up on time and setting a schedule goes a long way. But, its so hard for me to find that balance. I like to sleep little when kids go to school.LOL

    • admin
      Posted at 21:18h, 21 February

      You may as well sleep a lil more as a nap and use that nap to get up in the morning…try and let me know how it works.

  • Mann
    Posted at 23:56h, 19 February

    Wow…glad it worked for you. At this hour…I am reading post here on linky…my biological clock is totally confused right now. I am not gonna make it at 5 am!!!! 😞

    • admin
      Posted at 21:19h, 21 February

      It works for everybody, I can say it by my experience. Try it and see. All you need is the will to control a temptation of using a gadget post a certain time.

  • Sitharaam Jayakumar
    Posted at 11:20h, 20 February

    Your tips on how to gradually reset the body clock and switch over to a new time schedule are really good. #Superbloggerchallenge2018

    • admin
      Posted at 21:17h, 21 February

      Thank you so much..Hope you follow and become a 5 am’er soon

  • Varsha Bagadia
    Posted at 15:13h, 20 February

    Your post is great and helpful, but sigh I have two fidgety kids who have a clock of their own. I’ve been trying to plan early mornings but all in vain as of now.

    • admin
      Posted at 21:16h, 21 February will help more. I am sure. But again, everybody has their own convenience which works out well in this fast-paced world.

  • Neha Tambe
    Posted at 18:52h, 20 February

    I want to do this, but currently with two small kids I never get a full night’s sleep. I have made a few changes to stick to a routine, in a couple of years I plan to be a 5am’er.

    • admin
      Posted at 21:15h, 21 February

      I hope you will be a 5am’er soon neha..All it takes is little bit of willpower. I was also not an early riser when my daughter was a toddler..

  • Geethica
    Posted at 19:38h, 21 February

    I am also a 5 Am lady or rather a mom. Personally, also I like to get up early. But I use this time to go for a walk first. I have experienced that when you get up early you have plenty of time in the day ahead. But you need to rearrange your sleep pattern to yield best results.

    • admin
      Posted at 21:14h, 21 February

      Absolutely Geethica. We have to rearrange the sleep pattern for sure. Life is much better if we wake up early in the morning

  • Paresh Godhwani
    Posted at 22:59h, 21 February

    Waking up early is important to stay disciplined and I have never faced issue waking up early. Body clock and other tips are very new for me. It was interesting to read this.


  • Namratha
    Posted at 00:28h, 22 February

    If only I would join the 5am club. Great information to be tucked away for future use as for now I am firmly a night person plus I have a small baby who does not allow me to sleep through the night. Hopefully in the near future


    • admin
      Posted at 12:55h, 23 February

      It is about what suits you. You can surely use this information for future.

  • anupriya
    Posted at 13:28h, 22 February

    I have been trying to join the 5 am band wagon for a long time, but 6 am is what I have been able to achieve. Yet I am not loosing hope. And your post provides the much needed motivation.

    • admin
      Posted at 12:54h, 23 February

      Thats a good feat too Tina. Just trying to keep it consistent is the key. So happy that you have already joined the bandwagon. Thank you for dropping by.

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    Posted at 22:21h, 22 February

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    • admin
      Posted at 12:54h, 23 February

      Hey Tina..thank you so much for dropping in. Happy to see your comment. Loved your article too. Happy that you are the most read blogger in the challenge..Way to go..

  • Santhya Sekhar
    Posted at 15:07h, 31 May

    Beautiful article! I’ll try to use these tips and try to follow it!

    • Sindhu Sankar
      Posted at 15:26h, 05 June

      This is totally achievable. I’m going to put it to work right away.