The key to guarantee a good day is a solid morning routine. You have to find something that works for you and fits into your schedule. Below is what I would consider my perfect morning routine but you will need to do a bit of trial and error to see what works for you.
A sound morning routine is paramount to having a successful and productive day. Something as simple as a smile first thing in the morning can change the dynamic of your whole day without you even noticing it. The first few minutes of the day are SO important and how you spend them will determine the rest of the day – so if nothing else, make those two minutes the most positive you possibly can.
How do you start your day? Is the answer snoozing your alarm too many times, waking up with nowhere near enough time to get ready and as a result of that bypassing everything of importance and rushing out of the door and hoping you haven’t missed your train? Is that really the best way to start your day?
It’s easy enough to create a morning routine that fits in all of the important bits whilst still having enough time to just sit and enjoy your coffee, the hard bit is sticking to it. The only advice I can offer on that front is just try it out a few mornings in a row and see how well it goes. Hopefully the difference it has on you and your day will be enough to keep you at it.
This is my morning routine and I find it works stupidly well for me – don’t get me wrong, not every morning is as articulately planned or goes as well as this, and I notoriously sleep through my alarm buuuuut I give it a good go, which is better than nothing.
MY PERFECT MORNING ROUTINE
5.30am: Try not to snooze my alarm too many times and wake up slowly.
5.45am: Even if I don’t feel like it, force out a great big smile and think about a few things that I’m grateful for.
5.50am: Get out of bed, put on my fluffy dressing gown and slippers. Flick the kettle on and whilst waiting for it to boil, feed Saffiebear. Have a glass of cold water, take my vitamins and then make a coffee. Sit down and enjoy it.
6.00am: Make the bed and then a quick little meditation session to clear my mind and mentally prepare for the day ahead.
6.10am: I laid my outfit out last night to save time so it’s time to get dressed, do my make-up and put on my favourite perfume.
6.30am: Grab my lunch from the fridge, make a coffee for the drive, leave some treats for Saffie and give her a quick cuddle and then head out to work.
Like I said, things don’t always work out to be so clockwork and organised but having a routine in place helps me out massively. If there isn’t much above that you can take inspiration from then I have listed a few other habits you can include in your morning routine, below.
Make your bed
Sort through the pile of unopened letters on your kitchen table
Sort your laundry into piles and maybe put a load on
Do any dishes that are in the sink
Take out the recycling and rubbish
HAVE A GLASS OF WATER WITH LEMON
Helps your wake up faster
Freshens your breath
Full of vitamins
Makes you feel a bit fuller
Aids your digestive systems
REVIEW YOUR GOALS
Create plans to achieve them
Puts life into perspective
Increases productivity and motivation
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