What is the key to kick-starting the day the right way? A seamless morning routine! If you find yourself in a tizz every morning and unsure how to get ready in the most efficient and refreshing way possible, here is a great example of a tried and tested morning routine to inspire you to create one of your own.
Wake up and be thankful
Upon waking up, instead of reaching for your phone, take a few minutes to savour your surroundings. The sound of the birds singing outside, the soft feel of the duvet on your skin… and think about a few blessings in your life that you are thankful for. This should immediately put a smile on your face.
Get something done
Research shows that completing a task early in the morning – no matter how simple – sets the tone for getting even more done throughout the day. This task could be as basic as making your bed, putting the laundry on, or adding those finishing touches to your assignment.
Connect with yourself before plugging in
Nope – it’s still not time to reach for your phone. It is important to connect with yourself before you connect with the rest of the world. Spend 10 minutes or so stretching quietly or meditating. Another great idea, especially now that the weather is warming up, is to take a short, leisurely stroll outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine.
Take care of your skin
Nourish your skin not only by cleansing and moisturising it but also by ensuring that you eat a healthy breakfast packed with protein and healthy fats. If the budget stretches to it, think avocado on toast with sunflower or pumpkin seeds and a sprinkling of feta. Finances tight? You can never go wrong with poached eggs on toast with rosa tomatoes.
Do something for you
Spark joy in your soul by doing something that you enjoy, even for just a few minutes. Paint, sing along to your favourite song, dance, or read.
Dress for success
Dress according to your mood and stop saving that killer outfit for a special occasion. Sometimes, the outfit that we choose to wear can mean the difference between maximum confidence and feeling drab. Make it count!
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