Do you ever feel like your schedule controls you, instead of you controlling your schedule? Establishing a productive morning routine is vital to have a successful day in terms of prioritizing your time, reducing stress levels, and aiding your own mental wellness. Encouraging a healthy start to your day comes down to one simple step. Right when you wake up, notice the first thought that pops in your head and write it down.
By doing this, you clear your mind, allowing for better decision-making throughout your day. Note: this is not your to-do list for the day. How you spend the rest of your time before you log onto emails is up to you. But below, we’ve rounded up tips and ideas to incorporate and create positive energy from the moment you open your eyes. Read on to find out how to update your morning groove.
• Do your best to get out of bed the first time your alarm goes off. Waking up early to give yourself enough time to complete your morning routine is crucial.
• Avoid looking at your phone for the first 20-30 minutes after waking up. Then give yourself a time limit on how long you can scroll before starting your workday.
• Make your preferred morning beverage—coffee, tea, or our pick, Kourt’s signature matcha latte. If it’s nice out, put your drink in a reusable to-go mug and go on a brief walk around the neighborhood.
• Physically write down everything you want to complete that morning in a place where you won’t forget. You can even manifest what you want to accomplish each morning using this journal.
• Fill up your daily water tracker jug to ensure you’re staying hydrated throughout the day.
• Squeeze in a quick at-home workout. Getting your heart rate up early in the morning can help start your day off with more energy.
• Use the 30-second cold blast shower trick to awaken your mind and body.
• Listen to a feel-good playlist to increase your vibrations and set the tone for a positive mood.
• This one technically falls under a bedtime habit, but avoid laying out your clothes the night before. The idea here is that you’re supposed to fully decompress before bed. When you create the routine of having a laundry list of things to do before you go to sleep (pack lunches, pick your clothes, etc.), you don’t give yourself time for “you” time, sex, or other things that help you wind down and ultimately make for a better start to the next day.
• Once it’s time to start work, knock out your most important task first. You’ll feel relieved once it’s done and then can ease through the rest of the day.
What does your morning routine look like? Let us know in our private Pooshies Facebook group.
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