5 Bad Habits to Avoid Doing in the Morning

December 10. 2023

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Written By - Ravi Shankar (GoodMindKeeping)

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Here we analyze the 5 most common lousy morning habits sabotaging people's days and provide expert tips for creating uplifting, focused, and intentful routines instead. 

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1. Break the Snooze button habit

Slamming the snooze button repeatedly dampens the sleep quality you need to function. 

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2. Never Skip Breakfast 

Breakfast is truly the most vital meal of the day. Breakfast eaters more productive and mentally focused than skippers. 

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3. Curb early morning phone use

Another notoriously lousy habit is immediately grabbing your phone as your feet hit the floor. 

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4. Stop Rushing through it

Rushing around frazzled, you're also more apt to misplace things, forget essentials, skip meals and head out the door already frustrated.

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5. Cultivate an intentional morning mindset

Just as detrimental as any external morning bad habit is falling into cycles of negative self-talk first thing. 

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This story aimed to illuminate why bad habits like sleeping, skipping food, overusing devices, rushing and ruminating hold many people back from uplifted, purposeful days.