I think one of the key elements of a successful day is getting it started off right with an awesome morning. Here are my top 5 tops to create that type of morning for yourself!
TIP #5 – Get up 15 minutes earlier
This might be the most difficult part of creating an awesome morning routine but it’s an important one. Those that know me know that I love lounging in my bed and just relaxing in general but getting up 15 minutes earlier has helped me get a jumpstart on my day. It’s a small enough time frame that your whole schedule won’t be out of whack but a large enough amount of time to get some things done without rushing.
TIP #4 – Put your phone down
Once you are up…put your phone down. It’s not productive for you to fall into the “I’m just going to check Facebook real quick….” trap. Before you know it you are 30 minutes into a discussion about something that will not help you have a better day.
Same thing goes with emails, don’t check those when you first get up. Whatever is in those emails (or on Instagram or Pinterest) can wait. If it was an emergency they’d call. They wouldn’t wait for you to check your email.
TIP #3 – Stretch
This tip is something new that I’ve added to my morning routine this year. Once I get up I just do some simple stretching to get my blood moving, loosen up any tension from the night before and just get myself in the attitude of taking on the day.
TIP #2 – Drink water and eat something
This is the thing I struggle with most. I do try to drink a bottle of water, or a Yeti full of water in my case since that’s what I have by my bed. I am typically not a breakfast eater. Brunch on the weekends? I’m down for that but a breakfast meal during the weekday is typically not my thing.
I know though that breakfast will help me with my energy levels later, with my metabolism and will just help give me a good start to my day. You don’t have to prepare a big buffet, just a simple breakfast such as boiled eggs or cereal will get you going on the right foot.
I try to meal prep for the entire week on Sundays. If you’d like to see a video or blog about that just let me know in the comments. I have found that it really helps me keep focused with my eating and helps me with my morning routine knowing I have some healthy, convenient meals ready to go.
TIP #1 – Prep the night before
Prepping is so essential for a relaxed morning routine that I just don’t know why everyone isn’t doing it. I suggest you prep in these three key areas; food, clothes and day.
Food prep will help keep you on track and you’ll already know what you are going to have for breakfast and possibly lunch, which will allow you to move through your morning routine that much faster.
How many times have you gone to your closet and spent time looking for something to wear and then get frustrated because what you wanted to wear is either dirty, at the cleaners or is missing a button? Were you planning on wearing a sleeveless dress only to see that it was going to rain and you need different attire? Deciding what you are going to wear the night before will help you have everything ready to go in the morning. Check your calendar and the weather to help you plan.
What time is that meeting? If you check your calendar the night before you’ll know what meetings and appointments are coming up and be able to plan for those. Are you planning on going to the gym after work? Knowing what’s on your agenda will help you know if you need to pack a change of clothes for that. Do you have gas in your car? Do you have an umbrella if it calls for rain? Prepping will help avoid that last minute rush and help you have a more relaxed morning.
I also created a quick video that you can watch here:
5 Tips For An Awesome Morning
That’s it y’all, my top 5 easy tips for creating an awesome morning routine. Let me know what things you do to create a mindful morning!