How to make the most out of your mornings

Well hello to you my reader chums! I'm a morning person, I always have been and I always will be. I love getting up early and making the most out of a day, it makes me feel a lot more accomplished and content. When life gets busy, I can find myself not utilising my mornings the best I can before work and often, it can make me feel a lot less motivated and less energised for the day.

If you're struggling with the morning routine or want to make the most out of your mornings, here's my guide.

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Get up half an hour earlier

I know setting an early alarm may not be for everyone, however, just half an hour more, means you have a lot more time than you think to get things done before your day begins. You can also build yourself up to turning the clock back earlier and earlier, and having a longer morning with practice. In that half an hour, you can mentally set yourself up for the day and practice many of the habits I've listed below.

Do some form of exercise

I love exercising and since I've been doing it when I get up, it has really made a better impact on my day overall. I'm not saying you need to run a marathon or complete a full gym session, it can be any form of exercise to get your body moving. From a simple stretch routine, and yoga to pilates and even a dance workout or run. Find a type of exercise you enjoy and which will make you feel energised and be good for your mind and body.

Do something you enjoy

We all have different hobbies; the type of things which make our hearts happy. In the morning, it's time to utilise those hobbies, even if you're only spending 20 minutes on them. For example, I've started to wake up and spend 20 minutes reading my book as it's something I love to do and it makes me feel a lot happier about it. It could be listening to your favourite songs, doing some drawing, journalling or playing with your pet. Whatever you enjoy, try and spend a chunk of time doing that in your morning.

Write your to-do list for the day

I'm a sucker for a to-do list. I absolutely love writing them as it clears my mind and gets it all down on paper and that way, I feel less overwhelmed. With that in mind, write a to-do list. This could be a work to-do list, a home to-do list and generally any bigger projects you want to start. Break them down into sections to ensure you have actionable goals to work towards. And, you'll feel great ticking off all your tasks one by one throughout the day.

Avoid the morning scroll

I'm guilty of this for sure and I can imagine many of us are. It seems a natural thing to roll out of bed, grab your phone and scroll on your social media. However, try and avoid this the best you can. Starting a new day fresh staring at your phone isn't going to give you positive and motivating energy for the day. Instead, get up and drink a glass of water, move around and participate in all the other activities listed in this guide. Trust me, you'll feel better for not getting stuck in the loop of endless scrolling and wasting your morning away.

Make a great breakfast

I'm a big breakfast fan and in the mornings when I take the time and energy to pour into my breakfast, I feel a lot better for it. I love making healthy pancakes or a granola-style yoghurt bowl and smoothie. It's more exciting than a boring bowl of cereal and the whole process of making it is fun too. If you feel like that will take too much time, prepare breakfast the night before, this way, you can still eat a hearty breakfast.

Practice some affirmations

I'm a big advocate for self-love and believe we all deserve to talk to ourselves positively and this is where affirmations come into play. The morning is the perfect time to hype yourself up for the day and start on a happy fresh note. I suggest, reciting them in the mirror a few times over with a smile.

Get some fresh air

I'm not saying you need to go on a long walk, but spending 10 minutes outside at least can help you breathe in some fresh air and take a minute or two to just be in the present moment.

I hope you enjoyed this post! What else would you add?

Thank you for reading <3

1 comment

  1. There are two that I should put into practice. Those are exercising and affirmations. I may also be able to reduce the scrolling, not quite cut it out.


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