Do you cringe in the morning when the alarm rings, rushing to work or study already feeling annoyed? The modern stressful lifestyle aggravates many health issues – it can even trigger or accelerate hair loss. The quest for a more balanced way of life has led to many trends in recent years, one of the most hyped-up being the morning routine.
Why are so many extremely successful people (think the likes of Oprah and Bill Gates) suddenly raving about the benefits of a morning routine? The claimed benefits are many, and they seem to make sense at face value – a routine can help us stick to healthy habits and make time for important self-care, and there are even some surprising perks for hair growth.
How morning routines work
The idea of a morning routine is to perform the same tasks in the same order every day. The magic happens once you’ve got that routine down – you know exactly what you’re doing and things start to go smooth like butter. If you tend to struggle with mornings, eliminating all decision-making with a set routine can be a life changer.
The benefits of a morning routine
The perks of a morning routine are endless. Many people find it creates a ripple effect that reverberates throughout the day – when you get off on the right foot at the start of your day, the positive momentum keeps going. Here are just some of the benefits of a morning routine to your general well-being.
1. Increased productivity
We all have a list of things in our heads that we should be doing but never find the time to; exercise, meditation, going outside for a walk, eating a healthy breakfast… The morning routine helps you start the day in a productive way by making time for those important self-care routines that tend to get put on the back burner.
2. Feel in control
A routine that suits your needs creates a sense of control over the day. We all feel pushed for time in our busy lives, so a morning routine is a great way to include a bit of me-time right at the start of the day. Rather than simply trying to survive through the chaos, it makes you feel like you’re in control of your day and consequently, your life.
3. Stress less
Ever had a chaotic morning that set you off on the wrong foot? Us too. One of the best things about having a morning routine is the reduced stress levels that come with it. When you know exactly what to do and how long it will take you, you can say goodbye to running out the door with unbrushed hair, an empty stomach and unmatched socks!
4. Gain time
Doing anything for the first time will always be slower and clumsier than doing it for the fifth, 10th or 100th time. Not only does a morning routine get you out of bed at the same time each day, but it also helps you tick those little bits and pieces off your list quicker because you know exactly what you’re doing.
5. Maintain healthy habits
Is there a healthy habit you’ve been meaning to start or keep up, but you just never seem to get around to? Incorporate it into your morning routine! All of us already have routines we don’t budge on, such as brushing our teeth every morning and night. The same can be done with other habits, too. When it’s part of a morning routine that you follow each day, it will become easier to maintain.
So, what is the ideal morning routine?
There’s no such thing! The ideal morning routine looks different for everyone. The main thing is, incorporate things into your morning routine that improve your well-being and set you up for a successful day.
For example, if you know exercise in the morning gets you in a good mood, do a morning walk. If you don’t have a lot of time, even walking around the block is a start!
Or, if you like a gentle morning that starts slowly, maybe start with a cup of tea or coffee, reading a book or meditating.
The difference a routine can make with hair loss
Here at Gro, we offer various treatments to help people suffering from hair loss, from hair products to supplements and hair loss treatments. Sometimes, treating hair loss is as easy as incorporating a daily treatment into your routine in the form of a capsule.
Hair loss treatment is a great example of a routine that brings benefits when maintained long term. Treatments can take at least 4-6 months to show results, and it can take up to two years to see full results.
Many people want to do something about their hair loss, but struggle to keep up the routine of daily treatment. It’s only natural to find it difficult to incorporate a new element to your day – sometimes life gets in the way and we simply forget. Morning routine to the rescue!
If you would like to find out more about hair loss treatments, we offer a 100% online process where you can discuss hair loss with an experienced Australian doctor. Your new hair care routine is at your fingertips, no contracts, no fuss.