Six tips to make your mornings better[AD. This is a collaborative post]
If you’re anything like me, your mornings are probably rushed, chaotic and generally not that fun. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
With a few simple changes, you can make your mornings better; here are six tips that I’ve found really useful…
Get enough sleep
This one is pretty obvious, but it’s also essential. Most people need around 7-9 hours of sleep per night. If you’re not getting enough sleep, you’re going to be tired in the morning and that’s going to make it hard to get up and start your day. Make sure you go to bed early enough so that you can get a full night’s rest.
Sleep is crucial because it allows your body to recharge and repair the damage done during the day. Lack of sleep can lead to health problems, including obesity, high blood pressure, and heart disease. It’s also been linked to decreased productivity and creativity. So if you want to be your best self, get enough sleep!
Wake up gradually
If you’ve ever been jolted awake by an alarm clock, you’ll know how jarring it can be. It’s better to wake up gradually so that your body has time to adjust. There are a few ways you can do this: set your alarm for a few minutes before you wake up, or use an alarm clock that slowly gets louder over time. Either way, give yourself time to wake up slowly and avoid that feeling of being abruptly pulled out of sleep.
There are a few ways to wake up gradually:
Eat a healthy breakfast
There’s a reason that breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. Eating a nutritious breakfast will give you energy and help you focus throughout the morning. Skip the sugary cereals and pastries and opt for something with protein and healthy fats like eggs or avocado toast instead. You’ll feel better all morning long.
Most people drink coffee in the morning to help them wake up and get going. Caffeine is a stimulant and it helps you feel more alert and focused. If you drink coffee in the morning, make sure you don’t drink too much or you’ll end up feeling jittery and anxious. A cup or two should be enough to give you a boost without making you feel too wired. So don’t feel bad if you want to get your home espresso machine going and enjoy a delicious cup of joe in the morning.
Plan your day
One of the best ways to make your mornings better is to take some time the night before to plan out your day. This way, you’ll know what you need to do and you can hit the ground running in the morning. Make a list of everything you need to do and prioritize your tasks. Then, you can relax knowing that you have a plan and you’re not just winging it. One of the best ways to make your mornings better is to take some time the night before to plan out your day. This way, you’ll know what you need to do and you can hit the ground running in the morning. Make a list of everything you need to do and prioritize your tasks. Then, you can relax knowing that you have a plan and you’re not just winging it.
Exercise in the morning
Exercise is a great way to wake up your body and get your blood flowing in the morning. Taking even just 10 minutes to do some stretches or go for a quick walk around the block will make a big difference in how you feel when you start your day. And if you have more time, consider doing a full workout; you’ll be amazed at how energized you’ll feel afterward!
This can also help you to feel less stressed in the morning as well. Exercise is known to help reduce stress and anxiety, so if you’re feeling overwhelmed, try working out in the morning and see how it helps you to feel calmer and more collected throughout the day.
Make time for yourself
One of the best ways to start your day off right is by taking some time for yourself – even if it’s just 5 or 10 minutes. Whether it’s reading your favourite book, meditating, or listening to calming music, find something that helps you relax and clear your mind before starting your day. You’ll feel calmer and more focused as a result.
Moreover, if you have some time in the morning, try to avoid looking at your phone first thing. Checking emails, social media, or the news can be stressful and it can set the tone for the rest of your day. If you need to, set a specific time later on when you’ll check your phone or limit yourself to just a few minutes.