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How to Create a Morning Routine for a Stress Free Day

As a property manager, do you struggle to get out of bed in the morning? Do you feel rushed and stressed as soon as you start your day? How about your tenants or your team? Do you notice them rushing out the door?  If so, take some time to promote a morning routine!

A morning routine can help everyone start their day off on the right foot and reduce stress levels. In this blog post, we will discuss how to create a morning routine that works for you and the members of your community. We will also provide tips for staying motivated and avoiding distractions. Let’s get started!

What is a morning routine?

A morning routine is a series of activities that you perform every day, typically when you first wake up. The activities in your morning routine can vary depending on your personal preferences and goals. However, most routines share some common elements, such as reading, exercise, and breakfast. Creating a morning routine can help you improve your productivity, mental clarity, and overall well-being.

Why are morning routines important?

Morning routines are important because they set the tone for the rest of your day. They are especially important for property managers and tenants because they can help create a sense of community.  If you start your day feeling rushed and stressed, it’s likely that those emotions will carry throughout the day. On the other hand, if you start your day with a sense of calm and purpose, you’re more likely to feel positive and productive throughout the day.

How to promote a morning routine within your community

Now that we’ve discussed the importance of morning routines, let’s talk about how to promote a morning routine within your community.

One way to promote a morning routine is to lead by example. If you have a morning routine, share it with your tenants! You can post it on your property’s website or social media pages, or you can distribute it in a newsletter. You can also encourage your tenants to share their own morning routines with you.

Another way to promote a morning routine is to offer incentives. For example, you could offer a discount on rent for tenants who participate in a morning exercise class or community garden. You could also host a contest for the best morning routine, with prizes for the winners.

Finally, you can create a morning routine board in your property’s lobby or common area. This board can include information about the benefits of morning routines, tips for creating a routine, and examples of routines from tenants.

Creating your morning routine

Now that we’ve discussed the importance of morning routines, let’s talk about how to create one that works for you. The first step is to identify your goals. What do you hope to achieve with your morning routine? Do you want to improve your productivity? Are you looking to reduce stress levels? Once you’ve identified your goals, you can start brainstorming activities that will help you achieve those goals.

Some common activities that people include in their morning routines are reading, exercise, and breakfast. However, there are endless possibilities when it comes to creating a routine that works for you. The important thing is to choose activities that you enjoy and that fit into your schedule.

Once you’ve selected the activities for your routine, it’s time to start putting them into practice! The best way to do this is to gradually add new activities into your routine over time. For example, if you’re trying to add exercise into your routine, you might start by walking for 20 minutes every other day. Then, you can gradually increase the frequency and duration of your walks until you’re exercising every day.

Remember, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to creating a morning routine. The important thing is to find what works for you and stick with it. With a little bit of planning and effort, you can create a routine that will help you start your day in a calm and positive way.

What are some tips for staying motivated?

One of the best ways to stay motivated is to set a goal for yourself. For example, if you want to read more, set a goal of reading one book per month. Having a specific goal will give you something to work towards and help you stick to your routine. Additionally, it’s important to find activities that you enjoy. If you hate running, there’s no need to force yourself to do it every morning. Find an activity that you look forward to, such as taking a yoga class or going for a swim.

What are some distractions I should avoid?

There are all sorts of distractions that can get in the way of your morning routine, but one of the biggest culprits is electronics. Checking your phone or email first thing in the morning can start your day on a negative note. You may feel overwhelmed by all of the tasks you need to do, or you may get caught up in checking social media. To avoid these distractions, try to disconnect from electronics for at least 30 minutes after waking up. This will give you time to focus on your morning routine and start your day stress-free.

Practice and encourage your team to try these simple things to remove stress from the day:


  • Exercise
  • Stretch
  • Hydrate
  • Eat a nourishing breakfast
  • Enjoy a mindful cup of coffee or tea
  • Deep breathing exercises
  • Dance!


  • Meditate
  • Visualization exercises
  • Journal
  • Listen to a Podcast or TED Talk
  • Say affirmations
  • Do a word puzzle
  • Listen to a feel good playlist
  • Write a list of 10 things your grateful for


  • Make your bed
  • Get creative and draw
  • Tidy up your space
  • Open the windows and let fresh air in


  • Set an intention for the day
  • Plan your day or week
  • Review your goals
  • Make a list of 3 things you’d like to get done today

There you have it! These are just a few ideas to get you started on creating a morning routine that works for you and your community. Remember, there is no perfect way to do this. The important thing is to find what works for you and stick with it. With a little bit of planning and effort, you can create a routine that will help you and your community start your day in a calm and positive way.

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