Mathematician Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon came up with a scientific formula for the best way to start the day.
How did she figure the formula out? She analyzed a survey about the optimal morning routine.The poll finds that the ideal time to wake up is 6:44am, then get out of bed at 7:12am, followed by a 10-minute shower, 18 minutes to eat breakfast and then 21 minutes to exercise.
To find out if your morning routine is optimal, here is the formula you can use:
- Doubling the amount of time for eating breakfast, then adding the number of minutes you spend showering and exercising.
- Next, subtract how long you slept from the recommended eight hours. Then, calculate the difference in hours between when you got out of bed and 7:12am.
- Divide the time spent eating, showering and working out by the sum of the sleeping and getting up times.
- Next, add together the number of minutes spent doing other morning activities, like getting ready or reading the news.
- And finally, divide that number by two to get a number that is the ideal length of time you should be spending on your morning routine.
- If the number is more than 37, you’ll get out on the “right” side of bed.
While it’s all very scientific, even Dr. Imafidon admits one size does not fit all when it comes to seizing the day. “Not everyone has the same routine, but a combination of the different elements should be key to ‘getting out of bed on the right side,’” she explains.
Source: NY Post