if you are looking for some good habits to implement into your morning routine, consider drawing a few from this list :)
1. Drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up.
- Why? This will help your body get rid of toxins, improve your metabolism, increase your level of alertness, help you rehydrate, and more.
- How? Keep a glass of water next to your bed and make it a habit to fill it up before you go to sleep. Or, simply make it a habit to drink water when you get down to your kitchen.
2. Get out of bed immediately after waking.
- Why? Hitting snooze multiple times leaves you more tired than you were when you first woke up because of the incomplete sleep cycles you just made your body suffer through. Also, getting up instead of scrolling on your phone will help your brain reinforce that the bed is for sleeping only, thus making going to sleep at night easier.
- How? Set your alarm across the room so you have to get up to turn it off. If the cold makes you want to get back into bed, keep a throw on top of your bed that you can wrap around you.
3. Make your bed.
- Why? I used to not make my bed (I am a messy person by nature) because I would just think that the bed would get messed up that night anyway. But making my bed now makes me feel good, because I’m already accomplishing something early in the day. It sets my day off to a productive start. Also, it looks nice, and I like getting into a folded bed at the end of the day.
- How? Just do it as soon as you get out of bed. Also, once you fold your bed, you’re less likely to get back in it.
4. Don’t use electronics until you are at work/school.
- Why? It’s hard to find times to disconnect from the world and have a little me-time. I think it’s important to allot time for introspection and self-reflection.
- How? Turn your phone on Airplane mode before you go to sleep and then only use it to wake up. Better yet, buy an actual alarm clock and turn your phone off at night.
5. Eat a healthy breakfast.
- Why? Eating breakfast energizes you, reduces your cravings later in the day, increases your concentration, and more. Start your day off right!
- How? You can prepare your breakfast the night before or include it in your meal prep for the week. Or, if you want to make your breakfast in the morning, you can make it an enjoyable experience by listening to music, a podcast, or an audiobook.
6. Remind yourself of what you’re looking forward to.
- Why? Mornings can suck if you aren’t a morning person. Revving yourself up for the day can make getting up feel worth it.
- How? Make a list of things you are looking forward to the night before so you can look at it in the morning.
7. Stop drinking coffee.
- Why? Coffee is dehydrating, and dependence on coffee sucks, especially when you try to get off it. Also, dependence decreases caffeine’s effectiveness. There are plenty of other options.
- How? Try tea, green smoothies, or simply a glass of water with lemon. Or, you can try for better sleep habits.