It can be pretty tough to drag yourself out of bed in the morning, but it really doesn’t have to be. Research has shown that people who start their day bright and early are more productive and energized throughout the day. Think of it as getting a head start on the work week; hopping out of bed and doing a daily routine that you love can give you the energy and attitude to get through the work day in a great mood. You might even learn to love Mondays!
Here are seven ideas to get you started:
Rise and shine at the same time each morning! Hitting the snooze button can actually make you groggy for the rest of the morning. If you set a wake-up call and stick to it, you won’t feel the need for “five more minutes” of zzzzs.
Get a workout in! Even a quick 30-minute jog or a morning yoga sequence will energize your body for the day.
Make a to-do list! A great tip is to start with the most dreaded task on the list so that you can get it over with early and move on to more exciting projects.
Feed your brain! A well-balanced breakfast is an absolute must. A healthy meal will improve your focus, energy, and mood for the rest of the day.
Fall in love with lemon water! Sipping a cup of warm lemon water each morning has a long list of benefits. Hydration, improved digestion and boosted energy are just three reasons to drink up.
Disconnect! Instead of checking your emails/messages as soon as you wake up, spend time in your own thoughts during your exercise routine. Nourish your mind before filling it with the business of the work day.
Be grateful! Writing down a list of three things you’re grateful for each morning will put you in a positive mindset for the rest of the day.
Try and write up a daily routine that suits your work schedule and throw in some of your own energy-boosting ideas to get you up and at ‘em when the sun comes up.
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