Your morning routine sets the tone for the day and getting it right can set you up for the whole day! Trust me, there is such a thing as waking up on the wrong side of the bed! A productive morning will turn into a productive day which in turn leads to you achieving your goals. I have compiled my top 5 tips to ensure you get the most out of those early hours. A new day is a beautiful thing, it’s another day to live, to experience, to learn, to love and to laugh. Make the most of each day and each morning. You deserve it!
If you’ve ever read my travel blogs. This is the view I woke up to on my first morning when I visited New York.
Prepare the night before
This is a sure start way to ensure everything you need to set you up right is taken care of. Prepare your day time clothes, your morning workout clothes, think about what you’re gonna eat for breakfast and if you can prepare that, do so. Don’t give yourself any excuses not get out of bed to have a kick ass morning.
Rise and Shine girl.
The mornings may be darker and colder but you can still make them great! Pick an alarm which is gentle and wakes you up with ease or a song that motivates you to get up. Startling yourself first thing with a loud blare will most probably put you in a bad mood. Pressing that snooze button is also not such a great idea. Yes, it gives you little extra rest but I’m sure you’ll agree if you’ve ever hit snooze, you don’t feel any less tired. If you’re an iPhone user, the last update came with a feature in the clock called BedTime, if you haven’t started using this you should. Programme in what time you want to wake up and how many hours you want to sleep for (7-8). It will wake you up with a lovely tune and send you reminders to get in bed in time. If you really need an extra helping hand in the morning, the Philips Lumie is a great alarm to help you during the winter months. It mimicks sunlight to wake you up gradually.
Start each day afresh!
Doesn’t matter what went down yesterday, today is a new day! Start with gratitude and meditation and some gentle exercise to get your heart rate up. I like to start every new day by getting straight out the door to walk the dog. Walking is an extremely meditative type of physical activity, you can get some fresh air, get your heart rate elevated and while the blood is pumping reflect on your goals. Set your intentions and make a plan for your day.If you can take some coffee with you, it makes those morning walks even better. If the weather is too cold or wet and you don’t have a dog, yoga is equally as good. Roll your mat out in your living room, put on some relaxing music and go through a nice gentle flow or head to your local studio.
But First… Coffee ☕️
From the fresh smell to the gradual buzz gives you. Theres so many reasons to love coffee, not to mention the many benefits your morning cuppa carries. I am currently obsessed with my Nespresso machine, so many different pods to chose from to give that instant wake me up. I also like to brew coffee, section some out into an ice cube tray and freeze, leave the rest in the fridge overnight. Push it through the french press, add a splash of almond milk and viola, iced coffee! 👌🏼
How do you like to start you day? Let me know your productive morning tips in the comments below or on instagram.