A few easy tips to help you start your day the right way
It is a well-known fact that how you start your morning will affect the rest of your day. By repeatedly snoozing your alarm and having to rush out the door, you are setting yourself up for a chaotic day. In comparison, waking up a little earlier and adding a few minor changes to your morning routine will hugely improve your daily mind set.
Here are some of our top tips for a manageable morning routine to ensure you have a positive and successful day ahead.
Even if you’re not a morning person, exercising as soon as you wake up can set you on a positive path for the rest of the day. Due to the steady release of endorphins, regular exercise can do wonders to lift your mood in the morning. From a brisk walk around the block to a few sit ups or even some yoga to warm up your muscles, as long as you get up and get moving, this will certainly have an energising effect on your day.
Dress smart, think smart
Spending a few more minutes focusing on your appearance in the morning will significantly boost your confidence. Showering, cleansing your face and brushing your teeth and hair may seem obvious steps in your morning routine, but they are important grooming habits. By dressing to impress and investing in some self-care time, you will boost your mood and be prepared to face the day.
Make your bed
Although this is a dreaded chore for some, making your bed every morning is a simple, but effective step to incorporate into your morning routine and it will make for a productive day. In fact, Naval Admiral William McRaven, the commander of U.S. Special Operations, has been quoted as saying, “If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another.”
Eat a healthy and substantial breakfast
Although you may have heard it many times before, breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day. A breakfast full of healthy grains, protein and fruit will make you less hungry throughout the day, as well as giving you more energy to tackle the tasks ahead.
Make a to do list
In the morning, write down a few important but manageable tasks that you hope to achieve and tick them off during the day. Not only will this clear your mind and make you feel on top of all your errands, but you will also end your day with a sense of accomplishment.
Your morning routine really can make or break your day. Follow the five simple steps laid out above and see for yourself what a difference this makes to your overall energy, mentality and productivity.
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