Waking up every morning with a purpose and a plan is always my goal. Making sure I’m mindful of certain things definitely lets me have a better or more productive day. So in this blog post, I wanted to share with you all how I start my day the right way from start to finish and everything in between. Let’s get started!
Wake Up And Stay Awake
It’s amazing how big a difference I’ve seen in my energy levels when I wake up and stay up. Hitting the snooze button is not the best for your mood. Most of the time, it will leave you feeling less enthusiastic and energetic than if you were to have just gotten up as planned. Fight the alarm!
Something I find comfort doing in the morning is taking a few moments for myself. Lately, that has consisted of Pinterest boards and kitty cuddles. Another idea is to enjoy a morning watching the sunrise. Try to find inspiration and motivation to continue your day with a smile. Just relax.
Have Your Morning Beverage
Whether this is coffee, tea, juice, water or whatever make sure you get that little taste of happiness in the A.M. I’m either trying to beat a headache or dragging my feet in the morning without my coffee. It’s something I can’t start my morning without. I’ve gotten so used to this daily activity that I’m lost without a good cup of joe.
Going along with morning drinks, get a meal in! Breakfast is, after all, the most important meal of the day. You’re gaining so much-needed nutrients that will boost your mood and appetite. Those who don’t make time for their morning munchies will pay for it later! Beat the hunger and eat your regular meals.
This is totally self-explanatory but I felt I should include this little blurb to remind everyone! Hygiene matters! Take the extra time to enjoy a long hot shower or bath when you get up. Pamper yourself a bit. I always feel super squeaky clean when I go the extra mile to make myself feel physically and mentally good in the morning!
Prepare Your Outfit The Night Before
Allowing yourself the opportunity to do a fresh load of laundry the night before, pick out your outfit, and plan what you’re going to wear each day is more helpful than you’d think. I’m positive we’ve all been there..wearing a pair of pants more than once? I for one, am totally guilty. But on the real, a clean pair of jeans can do wonders for your confidence so wash your clothes and feel the difference.
Give Yourself Time
Time management. Two words that can make or break your day. Like I’ve stated above, remaining conscious of where your day is going and what you have planned is absolutely 110% so important. One way I love to do this is my keeping a planner or calendar handy. I’m able to write down what I’ve got going on that day and can effectively plan accordingly. Try doing this in the morning while eating breakfast. You’re essentially killing two birds with one stone.
Play Some Music
It’s impossible for me to get ready in the morning without the help of some tunes. Grab your phone, portable speaker, or laptop and crank it up. With the help of my new Amazon Dot, I’ve been able to connect my favorite Spotify playlists and shuffle through them hands free. It’s been super fun creating collections of songs I know I’ll love waking up to the next day! A big mood booster for sure.
Do Something You Love
Each day you wake up, allow yourself to do at least one thing you love. That could be the Starbucks you like to splurge on, walking your dog, or taking the time to read a chapter from your favorite book. Whatever your chosen activity may be, remind yourself that you are worthy of the option you chose. It’s okay to do the things you want to do and love to do. Don’t get so caught up in your early morning hours and forget about what makes you happy.