Set a Regular Bedtime
Good mornings start the night before. Falling asleep and waking up on a consistent schedule is essential to reset your internal clock. After a few weeks, it will be easier to wake up without feeling groggy.
Quit the Snooze Button
Did you know that hitting the snooze button when your alarm goes off can have negative psychological effects? “Five more minutes” turns into ten more minutes turns into fifteen more minutes, which tells your subconscious that your commitments aren’t important. It’s time to start the day off right by jumping out of bed when your alarm clock rings.
Keep a bottle of water next to your bed to easily rehydrate when you wake up. When we’re asleep for the night, our body becomes dehydrated because we obviously can’t drink water in our sleep.
Make Your Bed
Starting your day off with an accomplishment generates positive energy. And what’s even better than leaving the house with a clean room is coming home to one!
Soak Up The Sun
Getting at least 30 minutes of sun before 9am heavily impacts our circadian rhythm, the sleep-wake cycle that repeats every 24 hours. Sunlight stimulates cortisol and serotonin hormones, which are associated with adrenaline and happiness, respectively.
Get the Blood Flowing
Opt for a 5-minute stretch session or a brisk walk to wake your body up. Exercise releases endorphins that will boost your mood throughout the day!
Create a space for reflection that is free of distraction with guided morning meditation. The goal is to focus your mind before the chaos of the day begins so that you can approach any situation rationally and calmly.
Get To Work Early
Save yourself the unnecessary stress of being late to work. Yes, you will have to wake up earlier, but there are more positives than negatives to this. For one, you’ll beat the traffic before it even begins, giving you time to grab a coffee or breakfast on the way. You’ll also show yourself and your superiors that you are committed to your career.
Review Your Top 3 Tasks
The night before, write down three things you want to accomplish that day. Planning for the day ahead is an effective decision-making skill that will make you feel less overwhelmed as the day goes on.
Eat Something Light and Healthy
Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But what’s most critical is the type of food you consume in the morning. Something small, light, high in protein, and full of complex carbs will keep your