Post Updated Nov 2020
I am 10000% a morning person. Not a get up ridiculously early in the morning person but still relatively early. I find it’s the time I’m most productive, have the most energy and I like being up and ready to go. There are some things I think that really helps to get me pumped up in the mornings and ready for the day so I thought I’d share my top things to do to help you become a morning person!
I am awful at drinking water, everyone I know will say this. I just forget to do it and I feel as though I’ve turned myself into a cactus that can survive on next to no water, which is not good. However, the morning is the time I usually drink a lot! At the moment, I’ve been having 2 full water bottles before 10am pretty much every day. I find this gives me a lot more energy and keeps me feeling productive and ready to go as I’m feeling hydrated. I try to drink a whole bottle before having breakfast and I’ve found it has made a big improvement on how I feel throughout the morning and rest of the day – my eyes aren’t as tired, I don’t get as many headaches and I have more energy.
Make your Bed
I am also an incredibly tidy person and my room is normally pretty immaculate but the one thing I absolutely have to do in the morning is to make my bed. I find it just makes the room look so much nicer and I feel tidier in my head if that makes sense! Studies have even suggested that making your bed does actually make you more productive so if you want to set up the day as productive, making your bed is the way to go!
Listen to Music
Music is something I go through phases with, sometimes I listen to loads and other times I barely listen to anything. One of my favourite things to do after I get out of the shower is to put my speaker on and play some music whilst I get ready. I find this really helps me to feel a bit more alive and awake in the mornings and its always fun to play some of your favourite songs at any point during the day.
This is one I have pretty recently started to put into my morning routine but I’ve been finding that doing just a small bit of exercise makes me feel more awake and positive about the day. It also makes me feel incredibly productive and healthy even if I’ve barely done anything and I feel good about myself for having done something healthy before 10am! It also inspires me to drink more water which helps me for the rest of the day too!
Let some Light in
I cannot stand being in a room with the curtains closed, I think it’s because my mum absolutely hates it and says it reminds her of mourning so that idea has stuck with me too. Being in the dark makes me want to sleep so I try to get up and open the curtains soon after I wake up so that I start to think that it’s daytime. It definitely enables me to want to start the day a lot quicker than if I were stuck in darkness. It’s such a small thing but makes a huge difference to a morning!
Make a Good Breakfast
Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day – I could have it on all occasions and there are so many options. I find that I am absolutely starving in the mornings and I cannot wait to get downstairs and get breakfast. It’s so important to have something to fuel you right from the start of the day and I find if I have breakfast immediately I get less ‘brain fog’ and feel less sluggish throughout the day. It also means you can develop a routine and keeping regular times for things really helps to keep your whole body in sync and feeling normal and I find breakfast really helps this!
Those are some small but really easy tips and tricks to transform your morning routine and to start the day off right. I know that some people really hate mornings and getting up but I find it’s such a waste of the day if you don’t get out of bed till the afternoon. Mornings are the time I feel most productive and awake so I try and make the most of that time before I hit the afternoon slump. These little tips and tricks really enable me to make the most out of the day!