I'm an early riser. Like, really early. That can be a little stressful at times - so to make sure the day starts on the right foot I've gone back to basics. I treat EVERY Morning like it's my 1st day on the job. I lay out my clothes for the next day, have my Lunch and Breakfast set to go... give yourself every advantage I say. The Experts at Healthline have some advice HERE.
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The Top 5 Morning Tips Are.
There’s a word for hitting the snooze button over and over? But it’s called drockling, and it’ll wreak havoc on your morning routine.
Drockling confuses your body’s internal clock so it’s hard to wake up refreshed. When you finally do roll out of bed, you’re more likely to be groggy and cranky. And is that really how you want to spend your morning?
DITCH THE PHONE
As tempting as it may be, reaching for your phone as soon as you wake - it's a no no.Checking social media and email can both be massive time sucks, leaving you with less time for your morning routine and rushing to catch the bus.
If you do find yourself with extra time in the A.M.., opt for something that can help keep you grounded, like light exercise, journaling... whatever floats your Boat and relaxes you.
SHINE A LIGHT ON IT.
Ever struggle to get out of bed on a dark, rainy day? It’s because your body needs natural light to reset its internal clock. That means if you don’t turn on a light, you’re more likely to burrow further down into your covers and call it a day.
You’ll start your day faster if you turn on the lights or open the shades as soon as you wake up.
MAKE THE BED
Let’s be real. It only takes a couple minutes to at least straighten up the covers, and hospital corners are optional.
Making the bed helps get you moving in the morning and gives you a sense of accomplishment. And think of how much calmer you’ll feel at bedtime when you climb into a nicely-made bed instead of a mass of tangled sheets and blankets.
If you turn on your favorite tunes (We can Help With That HERE) - you fire your motivation. So unless you’ve got sleeping kids you don’t want to wake, go ahead and pump up the volume. A bonus? Music makes you want to dance, so you’ll burn some calories, too.