The mornings can be hard for many people.
It’s easy to hit the snooze button ten times, but we all know that that’s not productive.
It’s important to get up and get ready for the day but it’s not all about the time in which you wake up. It’s about doing and not doing the right things that’ll help you make the most out of your mornings.
Here are ten helpful ways to help you make the most of your mornings so you can rock the rest of your day in a good mood.
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1. Eat a Healthy Breakfast and make that a morning ritual you stick with.
A good breakfast starts the day off on the right foot. Sadly, many people grab a coffee and a donut on their way out the door. Don’t be one of those people. Take the time to eat a balanced breakfast.
By doing so, you’ll feel more energized and less likely to reach for the sugary snacks during the day. It’s easy to whip up some oatmeal, eat a bowl of cereal, or put some eggs on a piece of toast.
2. Schedule Your Day so you have a good idea of what will be ahead of you.
Figuring out your schedule for the day so you won’t feel so overwhelmed with your to-do list is one of the best habits that morning people abide by. They know that looking back on their day and seeing all that that they need to get accomplished for the next, will set them up for another win.
Make a list of tasks in the morning that you want to complete during the day. Even though things may change as the day goes on, you’ll still have the main set of tasks set out in front of you. When you have a routine and schedule working together, the day will run a lot smoother than usual.
3. Exercise for at least 5 mins doing anything that will get your blood pumping.
Morning people all know that the morning time is the best time to wake up their bodies with movement. So the next time you roll out of bed, get up and get some exercise to get your blood pumping and your heart going so you can face the day with a calmer feel.
Exercise lowers stress and will get your metabolism going early in the morning. You can do lunges while you brush your teeth or a few stretches before breakfast.
Maybe even some jumping jacks or running in one place to get that blood pumping is all you need. You don’t have to do intense physical activity to get in a little exercise before you head to work.
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4. Make Your Bed so your night self will thank you later.
Making your bed might seem like a chore, but it’s actually a way to make yourself feel good and declutter your life just a little to start the day off with the right positive mindset.
Morning people all know that doing this one little act will unclutter the mind and that the room will be much cleaner for it.
Aside from cleanliness, you’ll be much happier at the end of the day to jump in your fresh bed for a great night of sleep. This can also be the first task accomplished for the day. You’ll feel a sense of pride to get one thing checked off that list.
5. Stay Offline just after waking.
It’s so easy to roll over and grab your phone in the morning, but don’t get on your phone.
If you start scrolling through social media, your mind starts to get overwhelmed. Your inner balance is thrown off as you look through images and videos. You cannot find balance in the morning with all of this stress and anxiety starting your day.
The world is at your fingertips most of the day screaming at you. Give yourself a break in the morning by just turning it off and allowing your mind to slowly wake up undisturbed from the outside world.
6. Don’t Multitask, stick with one task at a time.
Multitasking takes a lot of time and energy away from your life, especially in the mornings.
It’s tempting to have a million windows open in your mind in the morning but trying to do everything at once will really set your whole day back.
You need to focus on doing one task at a time in the mornings. Make breakfast then get your things together, get ready, and then put your clothing on for the day.
Multitasking is natural to many people as it helps push them to get more done, but it’s hard for the mind to focus on a few things at the same time especially when you are feeling tired. You’ll get a lot more accomplished if you finish a task then go on to the next one.
7. Drink Water first thing for your mind and health.
It’s important after a night of sleep to always re-hydrate. This may sound contrary to what a lot of people believe, but the body works really hard while you sleep. While you are busy dreaming, your body is restoring, digesting, and getting ready for the next day.
It needs help in the morning and the best way to help your body out is to keep a glass of water by your bed to reach for it in the morning. Cold water will help your entire body not only restore with ease but awaken it each morning. It’s good for you and it’s going to get you going.
Of course, many people love coffee in the morning. Just add a cup of water along with your coffee so you get the best of both worlds.
8. Open The Blinds straight away to wake yourself up naturally.
Sunlight is a secret weapon to awaken our bodies in the morning. Dr. Jeff Rodgers, a sleep expert, and dental sleep medicine practitioner asserts that when you wake up with sunlight, your body will naturally be more alert.
That waking up naturally with the sun will really limit the feeling of any grogginess.
All you have to do is open your blinds a little to get a dose of that freshness each morning. It’s tough to wake up many days, but allowing the light to shine through your blinds will really awaken your spirit as well.
You can even sleep with the blinds open a bit so the sunshine slowly seeps into your room when you wake up. Even if it’s cloudy, you’ll get a boost of light from outside and any little bit will help Rodger says.
If you have no light at all? Some people also swear by sunrise alarm clocks, which will help wake up automatically by shining on your bedside table just like the morning sun.
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9. Wash Your Face with cold water to invigorate your cells.
It’s important to keep you in your skincare routine. By washing your face with cool water in the morning, you will not only naturally wake yourself up but having a regular skincare routine will help give you a little pampering session each morning.
You will feel like you’ve gone to the spa so you’re less stressed out for the day all because you added this little self-care ritual to your mornings.
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10. Do Something Creative and make sure to enjoy your mornings.
Get up and do something fun or creative in the morning.
You can do silly things like dance to a funny song or play some funny videos that make you laugh. Not everything has to be serious when you wake up.
When you do something fun, you get to focus on something other than the serious things of your day. You can watch something on television, play with your family or read a few pages of a book to get you going in the morning.
Inviting creativity into your life is a great way to start the morning off on the right foot.
By doing so, you’ll feel pumped to face the day because there will always be stresses that come to you throughout the day, but you’ll be able to face them with a smile.
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Hi, my name is Rebecca and I am the face behind Everything Abode! I am a lifestyle and wellness writer based out of Vancouver Island. When I’m not writing or exploring mountains and beaches with my furry rescue, I love spending time learning creative ways to manifest a healthy home. Thanks for stopping by!
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