Mornings can be daunting, especially the getting out of bed part, but research shows that early-risers are more likely to be more successful and optimistic throughout their day. Planning your perfect morning is essential to getting off on the right foot each and every day.
1. Create a schedule
Set a time to wake up every morning. Being on a schedule allows your body to adjust to its internal clock so that waking up (and falling asleep) becomes easier.
Make mornings “me” time. We are all guilty of scrolling through social media before we get out of bed to see what we missed while we were catching some Z’s but this prevents us from getting our day started. Turn your phone on airplane mode to have a more productive morning.
When your alarm goes off in the morning, don’t give into the snooze button! Instead, get in the habit of spending five minutes meditating and setting your intentions for the day.
4. Do some Yoga
Don’t leave your bed without your morning stretch! Practice some gentle yoga poses to enliven the body and connect the mind so that you can handle whatever your day throws at you.
5. Change your space
When you get out of bed, it’s time to adjust your room from nighttime to daytime. Let some light in and make your bed.
6. Drink water
Have a glass of water. Adding lemon to the mix will boost your immune system, metabolism and recharge your system.
7. Have a Snack
It is important to fuel your body before a workout without feeling too full. Have a snack that is rich in protein and carbohydrates for energy that will sustain your whole workout.
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Get moving! Working out in the morning speeds up your metabolism so that you are burning calories throughout your entire day. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins that will ensure that you start your day on a high note. Drink water throughout your workout to stay hydrated and energized.
9. Eat Breakfast
After your workout, have a big, healthy breakfast… you deserve it! Replenish your muscles with protein.
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After you get a good sweat in, wash it all away with a refreshing shower. It will continue to wake you up so that you are all ready to go!
11. Have a Skincare Routine
Use a basic cleanser and warm water to the remove dirt, oil and shedding (yuck) that builds up overnight. Follow up with a moisturizer that contains SPF to hydrate the skin and protect it from the sun’s harmful rays.
Try one of these skin care products to improve your daily routine:
12. Get Ready
Continue getting ready for your day. Apply makeup, style your hair and put on an outfit. Get comfortable to take on your day.
13. Do Something You Love
While your morning is coming to a close, take your remaining time to be selfish. Do something that makes your happy as a thank you to yourself for taking care of your body and mind.
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