When you form healthy habitual behaviors for the morning, you set your day up for success. The tone of your morning will determine the tone of your day, so it’s time to start planning accordingly.
Want to make the most out of your morning, no matter how late to work you are? These quick morning habits will set you up for a successful day.
1. Don’t Snooze
The most dreadful part of the morning is when that alarm sounds and you might be tempted to hit the snooze button. Forgoing the snooze button and getting up as soon as your alarm goes off will help you feel less tired. Set your alarm for the time you want to get up, not an earlier time just so you can hit snooze. Just remember—once you’re out of bed, everything can only get easier.
2. Do Some Stretches
Feeling tired? Try waking up your body with a few stretches that will also aid digestion and help you become more flexible (an important aspect of staying injury-free, no matter how active you are).
3. Deep Breathe
A few deep breaths which is a form of meditation can go a long way to center your mind and increase your focus throughout the rest of the day.
The first thing you should think about when you wake up is water. Overnight, your body loses hydration, so replenishing fluids help wake up your body (and metabolism) while flushing out toxins.
5. Make Your Bed
It may seem like a waste of time, unimportant, or unnecessary (you’re just going to use it again at night) but making your bed is a simple action you can take in the morning that makes you start your day feeling accomplished.