No matter if you’re a morning person or not, the truth is that morning is a beautiful part of the day to truly relax and ready everything that awaits you at work or play. Here are four great morning tricks that will help you feel more energized—so check them out and take your morning routine to a whole new level!
Set your alarm earlier than your usual time and have a healthy breakfast
Waking up earlier than usual can be more beneficial than you can imagine, so try setting your alarm at least 30 minutes earlier than normal. It will allow you to ease into the new day and start it in a more relaxed, laid-back manner, rather than in a hurry to finish everything before you head out. You’ll also get a chance to have a healthy homemade breakfast and enjoy those peaceful moments on your own, giving you more energy to pump you up for the upcoming busy day at work.
Prepare for the next day the night before
Even though procrastination has its place, the truth is that it can be a self-destructive habit as well—so don’t leave your preparations to the last minute. Try preparing for the next day the night before, so you are not rushed and stressed out getting everything ready in the morning. Come up with your outfit the evening before. Sort out all documents and paperwork. Get mentally ready for that upcoming meeting or presentation. This step may seem unnecessary, but it will help take away stress so you can manage your morning more easily.
Light a scented candle and meditate
Meditation is one of the best ways to improve your mental health and overall well-being. In fact, it’s a huge part of mental fitness – one of Happy Living’s the seven foundations of happy. Meditation lowers anxiety and stress levels while increasing mental strength and focus, helping you feel energized in the morning. Heighten the experience by lighting some of your favorite scented candles or turn on your quality fragrance diffuser that can continuously scent your home for months. Scents like orange blossom, lemongrass, vanilla, or sandalwood allow you to relax even more while meditating, so don’t skip them and see what we were talking about. The only thing left is to find a meditation playlist on YouTube to start your day off on the right foot.
Stay away from your smartphone as soon as you wake up
Yeah, we know that checking emails, texting back friends, and scrolling Instagram/Facebook feed is what many of us do the first thing we wake up, but you know what? Give you mind some time to awake naturally. Stay away from your phone and gadgets for a bit, say a half hour at least. Spend some time with yourself, awake from the inside out. Make yourself a cup of tea or coffee, cleanse your face and apply your favorite DIY mask. Have a hot shower, get dressed, and put on some makeup before heading straight to work. When that’s done—when you’ve taken care of yourself—then go ahead and check email and Instagram. Trust us when we say that you’ll instantly feel better, more at peace with yourself—which is what matters most, right?
Each of our four morning tricks will help you feel more energized—even if you didn’t sleep that well or you’re nervous about that upcoming business meeting. If you give our morning tips a try, we’re confident you will make it happen!