Hello morning, hello attempting to get out of bed and away from your mattress. Yes – it’s that time of year when we’re about to swap from Daylight Savings Time (DST) to British Summer Time (BST). Oh brighter mornings, how we have missed you!
However, if you are anything like us our morning routines have taken a little bit of a step back during the winter months. Not to worry, we’ve had a chat and pulled together our favourite morning routines to share with you all.
There are lots of little changes you can make to kickstart your routine in the morning. The benefits that can be achieved are dramatic and can reduce stress and ultimately help you prep for the day ahead.
You don’t have to make big changes to have a healthy morning routine, just as long as you keep it consistent.
Here are 7 morning routine ideas that you can turn into long-term habits:
Set an alarm and don’t snooze
Having consistency in your routine is vital, so that means keeping both your bedtime and waking time the same. So, invest in a good alarm clock to make sure you are up at the same time each day. This will also help to reset your body clock, which will make it easier to get up the longer you do this!
Avoid your phone
We know, we are guilty of this too. If you find yourself reaching for your phone first thing in the morning and scrolling social media, simply kicking this habit makes for a healthier morning routine.
The passive activity of scrolling can reduce your productivity. (Unless you are still doing your daily Wordle, this is nothing but productive). Not only that, but your phone (and especially social media) has the potential to stress you out. Notifications demand our attention and can add to that feeling of being overwhelmed.
Wash your face
Skincare can be an important self-care tool, so including it in your morning routine can have a positive effect on your mental health. This doesn’t have to be complicated, and simply washing your face in the morning can have this positive effect! Otherwise, if you feel the need to do your 12 step skincare routine, that’s ok too.
Make the bed
It may seem like a chore, but simply making your bed can really prepare you to start the day. Achieving a task as soon as you get up will give you a positive feeling that you will take with you for the rest of the day.
Drink some water
We all know the importance of staying hydrated, so beginning the day with some water rather than tea or coffee can help you start your day healthily. You don’t drink when you sleep, so starting out replenishing your water can only be good for you.
Have a nutritional breakfast
Many people don’t leave the time for a good breakfast in the morning – a bad habit to get into. Get up that little bit earlier to ensure you have the time for some food and make sure you are eating foods that you love!
Do something you enjoy
Days can be so busy, with work, kids, and other commitments, it can be hard to find time for yourself. So, fitting something you enjoy into your morning routine can have a positive impact on your day. This can also help you to get up in the morning as you have something to anticipate first thing.
This could be morning yoga, reading or even playing a computer game. It doesn’t have to be something productive or preparing you for the day, just find something that you find fun.
You can also get ready to go with a Sleepeezee playlist!