|Plus, if someone claims science or research backs something, Google it to check out the actual studies behind it. If a study wasn’t done on humans, those results should be taken with a grain of salt.
A lot of research has gone into morning routines. But de Graaf warns that they’re very difficult to study, since people’s lives outside their mornings have so many uncontrollable factors. Plus, studying someone’s mornings would require watching them (ideally in a controlled setting).
That’s one of multiple reasons why we don’t have a definitive best, science-backed morning routine, she said.
“The main thing is starting the day with a sense of purpose,” de Graaf said, regardless of what that looks like for you. “If you feel a sense of purpose and you feel motivated, that is a really important marker for health.”
Of course, there’s one recommendation we can make for your morning routine: Reading Insider Today.