This is something I know most of us struggle with. The idea of getting up out of your warm cocoon, changing out of your pj’s and starting your day. It’s rough, I agree.
The good news is:
There are ways to beat mornings. And let them know who’s boss!
I’m not saying every morning is going to be a great morning, especially for someone who can’t even talk before 9 am (and yes I need about 3 cups of coffee before hand too).
Once you find a morning routine that works for you, you’ll be good to go.
Make A Morning Playlist
If you’re a music person, then you need a morning playlist. If you’re not fond of creating playlists, you can download Spotify and pick on of those. There are tons to choose from. Pick one that fits your mood and let it play. This is an awesome way to remind your body that your morning routine is starting. Jam to your favorite tunes while you cook up some breakfast (the most important meal of the day!)
Plan Your Outfit The Night Before
The last thing I can do in the morning is think. Especially about what to wear. Something that I do absolutely every night is plan out what I’m wearing the night before, because this will seriously help you cut down on the time you’re running around your house trying to be on time. This will set your day up for more success, seeing that you won’t be as irritated when you wake up.
Meal Prep Sunday Night
If you like bringing your lunch to work every day, you may not necessarily enjoy packing it up every evening. Something that also cuts down on time during the week is prepping your food on Sunday evening. This is a huge time saver during your busy week, and one less thing to think about in the morning, if you happen to forget the night before.
Create A Morning Ritual
If you have something you do every single morning, that you look forward to, you will be more motivated to get up out of bed. I love the morning process of making coffee. It’s therapeutic, and something I look forward to having. I personally use a french press coffee maker, so making the coffee feels much more rewarding than just using an automated machine. Whatever it is that will help you hop out of bed, do it!
This is the simplest thing you can do, but has the biggest impact. Drinking a tall glass of water in the morning before you do anything else will rejuvenate and wake up your body more than coffee ever would. I like to keep a glass on my bedside table, and whatever I don’t drink before bed, I finish in the morning before I get up.
Time for us to give mornings another go. I know I’m still struggling most of the time when it comes to waking up, and successfully making it to work with a smile.
Well, what are you waiting for? Go and make that morning playlist!