Need to switch up your morning habits for starting your day? If so, you’re not the only one. Waking up in the morning is a hassle for most of us. It’s almost impossible to get out of bed on some mornings. We have to do our hair, get dressed, shower, get our minds mentally prepared for traffic, and so on and so on.
No matter how tedious it is to get your day started, we all know that it has to be done and the first moments of your day can set the tone for the rest of the day. Let’s make it worthwhile by creating a morning routine full of meaningful habits. This will ensure a great start to your day.
1. No Snooze
Snoozing your alarm is a recipe for disaster. It feels good to get those extra 5 minutes of sleep in, until you wake up 30 minutes later and realize you’re going to be late. I know, I’m a victim of it. Many of us have to pull and pry ourselves out of bed. When you hit the snooze button, your body thinks it’s a false alarm and you really don’t have to get up. Also, try not to use your phone as your alarm clock. Make sure you have an actual alarm clock that is loud enough for you to hear it. I have noticed that setting up an alarm that gets louder over time is the best way to wake up, as this slowly wakes up your brain, instead of startling you out of deep sleep.
2. Hydrate In The Morning
There’s so many benefits of drinking water when you first wake up in the morning. Drinking water when you first wake up can flush out any harsh toxins in your body, fire up your metabolism, fuel your brain, and most of all, it hydrates you. Water in the morning always makes me feel ready to conquer my day. Add water into your morning routine for a chance at an awesome day.
3. Breakfast In The Morning
Eating breakfast helps you burn calories throughout the day by kick-starting your metabolism. Your energy levels for the remainder of the day depends on the breakfast you eat in the morning. Try to eat more calories early in the day and fewer calories throughout the rest of your day to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Breakfast fuels your brain and body to be able to tackle the many tasks of the day.
4. Morning Affirmations
Being positive to yourself in the morning can set the tone for the rest your day. We should always practice positive self-talk. It builds our self-esteem and makes us feel better about ourselves. A morning affirmation could include, “I am an amazing person and I add value to those around me” or “I will celebrate all wins today, no matter big or small”. Set at least three affirmations for yourself to get your morning going in a positive way.
5. No Phone
Your phone is always a distraction, no matter how long you use it. When you first wake up, the last thing you should do is put your face in your phone. It takes away a lot of valuable time that you can use on making that breakfast, making sure you’re not rushing out of the house when it’s time to leave. All of your time in the morning matters, so you should use it wisely. Try to get your day started without having to use your phone.
Your day is dependent on the first few moments when you open your eyes. Make the day count with meaningful morning habits.
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