We get it, waking up in the morning isn’t everyone's cup of tea. Especially when you’re not an early bird, hearing your alarm go off may instantly set you off in a bad mood. But it doesn’t have to. Creating a morning routine is a great way to give you that morning motivation, maximise how you spend your mornings and let you say goodbye to the morning rush of stress. That said, we’ve put together the best way for you to kickstart your morning routine.
Why is a Morning Routine Important?
Morning routines can often be misconstrued as adding endless amount of tasks for you to complete in the morning. However, this is quite the opposite. Yes, you’re ticking off things you’ve completed during morning, but these tasks are simple things that you can effortlessly do. As a result, it will have an impact in brightening your mood, reducing any stress and making you feel ready to tackle the day ahead.
How to Create a Morning Routine
To help get you started with your morning routine, here are 7 ways to kickstart your morning routine..
1. Get a Good Night’s Sleep
To create a strong morning routine, it starts with getting a good night’s sleep. That way, you’ll feel re-energised and ready for the following morning. Ignoring the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep can leave you feeling groggy and make it even harder to get up and achieve that morning motivation.
If you struggle to wind down, try these tips:
- Avoid screentime after a set time
- Read a book
- Take a relaxing
- Try sleep sprays
2. Stop Pressing Snooze
Not all of us can get up naturally at the same time every day, which is where alarms can come in handy. But setting multiple alarms a few minutes apart is a great way to start your morning off on the wrong foot. So instead of repeatedly hitting the snooze button, try setting just one and get yourself up at the get-go! We know this is easier said than done, but an easy trick to try and get yourself up and out of bed is as simple as counting to 10. This way you’re mentally preparing yourself that as soon as you reach 10, it’s time to get up and go.
3. Take up Morning Meditation
It can be easy when you wake up to pick up your phone and endlessly scroll. However, a nice way to start yourself with a clear mind and boost your morning motivation is by taking ten minutes to meditate. Adding this into your morning routine, in just 10 minutes, can help increase your blood flow, reduce any stress and prepare you to tackle the rest of the day with a clear, motivated mind.
4. Drink a Glass of Water
Staying hydrated is a great way to wave goodbye to any grogginess you encounter in the morning. Not only will it keep you hydrated, but it will also help boost your mood and keep your focus, resulting in a rise of productivity. That said, we recommend before reaching for your morning tea or coffee, to grab yourself a glass of water and rehydrate your body first.
5. Make Your Bed
There’s nothing worse than coming back home to an unmade bed. So instead of delaying the task for when you get back from work or finished tackling your day, consider making your bed first thing. That way, you can start the day with accomplishing something straight away, which can influence your motivation for the rest of the day.
6. Prepare Your Bag
Be one step ahead and have your bag prepared the night before. This way you can eliminate the stress of running around in the morning, hunting for your essentials, and be ready to get up and go. But don’t just pack for your normal day to day, be spontaneous. Using our trusty Smith The Roll Pack 15L, there’s loads of room for you to squeeze in some spare clothes or extra essentials to give you the opportunity to take on any additional adventures.
7. Switch up Your Commute
Although the commute you go on every day might be the best option, switching up your commute from time to time, can offer more versatility. If you go on the bus every day, why not try cycling or if you’d rather walk, why not break up your journey and hop off the bus a couple of stops early and walk the rest. Obviously, if you’re in a rush you might want to stick to your usual routine, but by switching it up from time to time, can help keep your commute a little more exciting.
That’s just some of our 7 ways to kickstart your morning routine and boost your overall wellbeing for the day you’re about to tackle. But if you're looking for more ideas on how to stay engaged during your commute, check out our top tips here: