Ever feel sluggish in the morning? It’s those first few crucial working hours that can set the tone for your whole day. A bad morning creates a bad mood for the rest of the day. With these five simple tips, you can invest in the most important part of your day.
Plan the Night Before
Reduce the stress during your morning by getting the simple details out of the way the night before. Pack your bag. Prepare and pack your lunch. Put your keys, wallet etc. all together so you can quickly grab them before heading out the next day.
Wake Up Earlier
When you cut your mornings short, you rush. Everything is a mad scramble from getting the kids ready for school, to making sure you get yourself showered and dressed. By the time you get to work, you’ll be exhausted. By waking up earlier, you can give your mornings some breathing room.
Going for a run or hitting the gym in the morning, puts you in a winner’s frame of mind for the rest of the day. When you’ve worked up a good sweat and stretched your limits, you feel more confident that you can handle anything that comes your way.
When you take the time to eat a well balanced meal, you are giving your body fuel for the morning. Plus, you’re less likely to binge at lunch or snack mindlessly throughout your day. If you have children, eating together in the morning leads to more family time, and you’re setting your kids up to perform better in school.
Kiss Your Loved Ones
IMPORTANT: Send off your family with a hug and a kiss every morning. Doing something every day that shows someone else that you care. You will be a part of their good morning and brighten the rest of their day.
You probably already know which morning habits aren’t serving you, so why keep doing them? Instead, focus on what really makes your mornings better and work on making those new habits. What are some of your favorite early morning habits?