Getting your day started off on the right foot is essential for your physical and mental health. When you have a good morning, it puts you in a great mindset for the rest of the day, and it can help you be more productive. If you struggle to be productive in the mornings, one of the best ways to approach this challenge is by developing a consistent morning routine. Here are some tips to help you develop a morning routine that will set you up for an amazing day.
Eat Breakfast To Fuel Your Day
Breakfast, or your first meal of the day, gives you the energy you need to get your tasks done and will also balance your blood sugar and fight cravings. If you don’t like making breakfast, try prepping it the night before my making overnight oats, a smoothie bowl, or put a scoop of protein powder and MCT oil in your morning coffee.
Create A Tranquil Space
While you don’t have to clean your entire apartment first thing in the morning, doing a little bit of tidying up can help you get in an organized headspace for the day ahead. Start by making your bed, and then if you have anything out of place, quickly put it away. That way, when you come back home after a long day of work, your space will be pleasant and comfortable.
Don’t Check Your Phone
Before you jump right into the barrage of emails, texting, and social media that you will be dealing with for the entire day, do something that doesn’t involve your phone at all to give yourself a break. Read a chapter in your book, journal, do some gentle like stretching or meditating- anything where you can really disengage from the chaos of the world and make yourself happy. Just 20 minutes to yourself can help you clear your head and get in a positive mental state, even if you have a really tough day coming up. Do you find that you have a hard time putting the phone down? Put it on airplane mode and stick it in a drawer, then move to another room.
Plan Your Day
Before you head to work, school, or whatever else you have to do, take a few minutes to get an idea of what your day is going to look like. You can write it out, organize a calendar on your phone, or just take stock of it mentally. By getting an overview of things like meetings, projects that need to get done, and social engagements you have planned, and scheduling when you’re going to get them done, things will feel less overwhelming – plus you will be less likely to forget an important engagement.