Wake Up Earlier
I have, on more than a few occasions hit the snooze button a few too many times so that we can curl up in our cozy beds for just a few more minutes. However, this is probably not working in our favor. The truth is that the earlier you wake up, the more time you have in your schedule. This is time that can be dedicated to a slower-paced morning and even new hobbies. You might also end up going to bed earlier!
Make Your Bed
Kickstart your daily mood by feeling organized and clutter-free before you even leave your room. By making your bed first thing in the morning, you have already started your day by accomplishing a simple task. Finishing one task encourages you to finish another and then another. Don’t let excuses come between you and a fresh start every day!
Eat a Good Breakfast
You’ve heard it a thousand times: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Your body just went all night without food and needs to be nourished to function properly. While making eggs and toast may be in the cards some mornings, breakfast doesn’t always have to be an elaborate spread. If you know your morning will be rushed, consider making a snack the night before to grab on your way out the door. Your body will thank you for it!
Make time each morning to do something that fills your cup! Set aside all distractions such as your phone and social media to focus on reading a book, writing in a journal, or whatever it may be for you. This will start your day on the right note, and you will develop a positive mindset before tackling the day before you. 15 to 20 minutes is all it takes!
Get Some Exercise
Whether it’s taking your dog for a 15-minute walk or hitting the gym for a morning session, just get moving! Exercise has many proven benefits, such as releasing endorphins and helping you to feel more awake. Find whatever exercise works best for you and set aside time in your schedule at the beginning of each day.
Listen to Something Motivational
Everyone could use a little more motivation, especially in the morning! Whether it’s a YouTube video, a podcast or even a Spotify playlist, fill your morning routine with inspirational and positive words. These resources offer a free and easy way to feed your mind healthy thoughts for the start of a great day and beyond.
What you think about first in the morning can greatly affect your attitude for the rest of the day. Get in the right headspace and give yourself a much-needed confidence boost by creating a list of positive affirmations. These reassuring personal statements will encourage you to do and be your best throughout the day!
Instead of reaching for that steaming cup of coffee every morning, try drinking water instead. Water is necessary for our physical and mental health with a general recommendation of drinking 8 glasses a day. Water doesn’t have to be boring either! Try infusing it with different fruits that will have you looking forward to drinking it each morning.
Plan Your Day
If you’re anything like me, I thrive off of having daily goals. This gives my day direction and focus. Start each morning by spending time focusing on achievable goals you can accomplish throughout the day. Write them in a planner, on your phone, or on a sticky note on your mirror. Each evening, cross the finished tasks off the list. There is something extremely satisfying and encouraging about knowing you were able to get those things done, even if the rest of the day didn’t go as planned!