Your day starts the second you open your eyes before you even pop your leg out of the covers. Getting that first hour just right can set the tone for the whole day. If you wake up feeling tired, get out of bed unhappy, struggle to motivate yourself to get in the shower and skip breakfast, you’re not starting the day on the right foot.
Starting your day with a positive morning routine helps you to wake up feeling alert, focused and excited about what your day may bring. Stepping out in the world like this, feeling bold and confident gives you the start you need to ensure your day is happy, productive and altogether fantastic. Here’s what you need to do.
Set Your Heating
Is there anything worse than waking up in the morning in a freezing cold bedroom? Then having to motivate yourself to get out from under your warm duvet? Install new heaters from warmrooms.co.uk and set your heating to come on for an hour before you wake up. This will make getting out of bed on a cold winters morning much easier.
Leave Your Phone
Don’t make checking your phone the first thing you do in the morning. This is giving it an awful lot of power over your happiness. Leave it in another room overnight and don’t check it until after breakfast. You don’t need to.
As soon as you get out of bed, do some simple stretches or a basic yoga routine. This will help you to feel alert and focused as well as kick-starting your metabolism and giving your circulation a good boost. See it as your morning warm up for life.
When you’ve finished your stretches, and your body is awake, do some exercise. This is the best time of the day to do it. You’ll feel great afterwards. Head out for a quick run, or do an online workout video if you are short on time. Go for a swim or gym session if you’ve got a little longer.
A morning shower is a great way to massage your muscles after your exercise and give you a last wake up boost before your day really gets going. Save long relaxing baths for the evening to give your mind and body a chance to unwind.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. What you have depends on your diet and lifestyle, but make sure it’s filling, nutritious and something you enjoy. Oats and eggs are both fantastic options.
Write Your To-do List
Sitting down and writing a to-do list for the day gives you a clear focus. Try to write it in order of priority and make sure you include everything you need to do, even the smaller things, so you get the satisfaction of ticking them off. Set yourself goals and targets, so you’ve got a plan for the day.
Getting your morning routine right sets you up for the day. But, it’s not a one size fits all deal. Try these out and add your own morning essentials until you find a pattern that works for you.