While you may regret sleeping your days away, you will never regret the time you spent on your health.
2. Read a book.
Whether you’re a former bookworm or an aspiring bookworm, taking a couple hours every morning to travel to another world or read up on your own is certainly time well spent.
3. Write in a journal.
Take a few minutes to write your thoughts down. You don’t have to start a novel, just write down what is stressing you out or what you’ve been thinking about lately.
4. Make a healthy breakfast.
Fueling your body with healthy foods bright and early is an excellent way to kick-start your day, and can even encourage healthier eating throughout the day.
5. Learn how to play an instrument.
This may seem like a stretch, but if you combine the morning hours you usually spend in bed every week, every month, you could probably start a one-person band by now. Pick up the guitar in your closet and play a few chords before you head out the door.
6. Learn a new language.
There are dozens of free apps for learning new languages. Download one and set aside a few minutes in your morning to learn something new and invaluable.
7. Go for a sunrise hike.
This probably won't be part of an everyday routine, but by the time 10am rolls around, you could have been up with the sun and up and down a mountain. (Or you could always just watch the sunrise from the comfort of your living room.)
Taking five minutes to clear your head and calm your mind in the morning can make a world of difference in your day.