Rise and shine! Morning is about to become your new best buddy. We all know that getting out of bed on the wrong side of the bed can dramatically affect our mood and ruin our day. Want to feel more energized, refreshed and ready to achieve your goals? Follow these start-of-the-day tips to make sure your morning ritual prepares you for success.
Most people that work out daily or regularly do so in the morning. Getting your exercise fix in the A.M. means you’re less likely to put it off after a long day in the office. Even if it’s just 20 minutes of yoga in the morning, you’ll feel more accomplished and energized throughout the day.
Map Out Your Day
Map out your day including your to-do list and goals each morning. It’ll help you to feel more organized and less overwhelmed about the day ahead. Remember to factor in ten minutes time out after that busy meeting or for a trip to the coffee shop in the afternoon. The early hours allow for easier and uninterrupted reflection when it comes to squeezing everything into your timetable.
Eat A Healthy Breakfast
We all know that feeling of rushing out of the door without so much as a cup of coffee only to be craving a visit to the office vending machine by 9.30 a.m. Make time to eat a healthy breakfast before stepping out of the house. Five minutes spent eating with your partner or kids will help elevate your mood too.
Take a minute in the morning to focus on positive thinking by focusing your mind on the potential successes you will have throughout the day. The mind is a positive tool and positive thinking is a great way to align your emotions and future actions.
Tackle The Tough Tasks First
For many of us, we are most rested in the morning hours. Don’t stress yourself out but putting off daunting or tedious tasks until the afternoon. Tackle the biggest tasks first thing in the morning and your day will only get easier, rather than tougher.