We all wish to go through our mornings easier, here are 5 simple tricks that will help your mornings!
#1 Prepare for the next day, the night before.
It’s hard enough to wake up without snoozing, let alone get out of bed and stumble into the shower every morning. For most of us our morning routine happens pretty automatically, so the last thing we really want to do is have to start to use our brain so early in the morning, especially to think about what to wear!
To avoid looking like a slob at work and to minimize any exertion to our brain – get everything lined up the night before: pack your bags, pick your outfit, and have it all ready for you to just grab and go.
#2 Prepare an attack list.
What are the things you need to do before you step out the door? Shower, eat breakfast, get the mail, walk to the train, (if you have kids) get the kids ready for school, and the variety of morning routines goes on.
Create an attack list on your phone because we all know looking at your phone is probably the first thing you do when you wake up anyway.
#3 Be realistic with timing.
It’s important to be real with yourself. Think about what is realistic for your usual pace and how much time you need for each task (be real, if you actually need 30 minutes to shower up instead of your idealized 15 minutes).
#4 Make your bed.
I mean, who gets back into a freshly made bed? Sometimes your brain needs a few to wake up, so doing something simple and mundane to get your body moving a little will help you get some extra breathing room. “HI BRAIN, IT’S TIME TO WAKE UP!”
#5 Inject positivity into your mornings.
Music is definitely my go to each morning, especially the really tough mornings (I’m sure you all know what I mean by that!), but music isn’t everyone’s thing.
Other things like saying positive mantras to yourself, meditation, playing an instrument, or even spraying your favorite perfume on can help kick off your mood to a great start!
Basically, preparation makes the world go round, so be organized, tell yourself everything will be ok, and minimize the thinking and keep things routine and automatic.
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