Hi everyone! I recently decided to change up my mornings so they could be more productive and positive. I want to share some of my favorite tips for a better morning with you!
Make your bed
I didn't ever care to make my bed in the morning, but recently it's the first thing I do in the morning and I think it sets a great, productive intention for the day!
Open the windows
Natural sunlight is so good to wake up to! I sleep with my shades the tiniest bit open, so it makes waking up easier and quicker.
Pick your outfit the night before
I love picking out my outfit the night before, I've been doing it for as long as I can remember! It makes it easier to just throw it on in the morning and not have to think too hard about it.
Plan your day the night before
Every night, I plan out the next day and what times I'll have obligations. I especially like planning out my morning in detail. It makes me feel more prepared and helps me figure out what time I want to wake up.
Get good sleep!
This one is honestly a little hypocritical, but it is very important to get good sleep so you feel motivated to get up and get going in the morning! Some things that help me get better sleep are melatonin gummies and blue light glasses. I have a whole post about this topic here.
Get in a workout
Working out hasn't always been my favorite thing, but I decided recently to try to go more often, just for half an hour, and I love it now! I have the luxury of getting to go at around 8:15 am, but even just going for a walk or doing a quick workout in your room can be super beneficial too!
Shower in the morning
I used to only shower at night, but after I started working out in the morning, I just changed my routine to fit that. I love showering in the morning now, I think it really helps wake me up and it makes me feel better throughout the day!
Have a good breakfast
Breakfast is the most important part of my morning! I think having a yummy breakfast to look forward to when you wake up is one of my favorite and most helpful tips. A good breakfast also helps keep me going until I have lunch (which is normally around 1:00 or 1:30... oops)!
Put your alarm across the room
I put my phone on my desk, across the room, so that when the alarm goes off I have to get out of bed and walk over to turn it off. I also use the app Alarmy, which gives you some sort of task to do in order to turn off the alarm. My favorite is the math problems! It helps my brain start working and wake up.
Don't press snooze
Do not press snooze!! This is another hypocritical one, but the best thing you can do is just get out of bed and get moving. Even if it's just walking across the room and sitting down, it helps your body wake up and be more alert.
Develop a routine
Keeping a similar routine every day makes it easier to just flow through it and not think too hard about the next step. I like eating breakfast first every day so that I can have energy throughout the rest of my morning.
Put something good in your ears
I love listening to music or a podcast when I'm getting ready in the morning. It helps improve my mood so much!
One chore in the morning
I like to do one productive "chore" type thing in the morning and save the rest for later in the day.
Keep a clean room
Keeping your room clean makes the rest of the day much easier to navigate, especially the morning! It also helps me feel less stressed and more organized.
Believe in yourself!
Lastly, believe in yourself! You have the ability to have a good, productive morning! Set goals and intentions and always remember that you are capable of whatever you put your mind to.
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