All of us may not be morning people, but all it takes is implementing a few simple steps to do it right. Read on to discover how to make your mornings easier and better with these 10 hacks.
Get Enough Sleep
This one’s a no brainer and probably one of the most important things you need to keep in mind to make your mornings start on a fresher, energetic note. A lot of us don’t get enough sleep, and as a result, we wake up feeling drowsy and sluggish. Make sure you get atleast 8 hours of sleep and try to sleep early at night.
Have a Simple Breakfast
Start your day with a simple and no-fuss yet healthy breakfast. Make sure you never ever skip out on your most important meal of the day.
Take a Warm Shower
Start your day on a fresher note by taking a quick warm shower. While a warm shower may not exactly energize you, it will loosen your tight muscles and get you feeling more relaxed and stress-free.
Start on a Positive Note
Instead of reading the newspaper while sipping on your cup of tea or just watching the news that is being bombarded with negative happenings around the world, start your day on a positive note by reading a page or two of a motivational book.
Meal Preps Help
Prepping your meals during the weekend or at night can be a huge help, especially if you want to eat home cooked meals but still don’t have the time to rush in the morning and do it all.
Do a Quick Workout
There’s nothing that can get you in the attack mode for the day than doing a few jumping jacks or literally engaging in any form of exercise. Starting your day with just a few minutes of exercise will not just help you feel more active but will also stimulate the release of chemicals that make you feel happier.
Smiling, even if you don’t necessarily have the reason too, can help. Watch some crazy cat videos or that funny gif your friend just sent you, and smile- it is one of the best ways to instantly lower stress and feel more upbeat.
Prepare the Day Before
Whether it means laying out the outfit you’re planning to wear tomorrow, or just making sure you have all the necessary files and documents ready in your office bag, prepping for the next day beforehand can be a huge timesaver, and can help you start your morning on a much easier and stress-free note.
Create a Checklist
If you have a super super busy day/week coming up, creating a checklist and putting it up on the refrigerator can help. Breaking down your tasks into small chunks always works!
Mindfulness works wonders in helping you glide through the day better. Whatever you do in the beginning of your day, give your full focus and attention to it and avoid multitasking on all levels- physical as well as mental.