We all have those days when staying in bed just seems way better than changing out of pajamas, going to class, or driving to work. For me, that was yesterday, (or really any day when it’s cold and snowing.) I’m jealous of all of you who had snow days and got to stay in bed.
Most days I’m a morning person, so it’s not too hard for me to wake up. I typically only press the snooze button once. Did you fall out of your chair when you read that?
There are a few things that make my mornings better; things that motivate me to get out of bed and face the day. Try these simple ideas, and you may find that your day starts (and ends) on a better note.
Prepare the night before.
So the first tip involves some planning. Pack your lunch. Plan your outfit. (I should listen to my own advice with this one.) Getting as much prep done the night before makes mornings much less stressful.
Give yourself time.
Yes, this means getting out of bed earlier. My mornings are always better when I can take my time to put on my makeup, catch a “Good Morning America” segment, and have a cup of coffee.
Have a hot beverage.
Speaking of coffee…start your day with a cup of joe, tea, hot chocolate, or whatever you like. I always say that coffee is like a warm hug. Warm lemon water is another one of my personal favorites in the mornings and throughout the day.
Make a to-do list.
Write down what you need to get done for the day. You’ll know exactly what’s ahead of you. Then, check things off as you accomplish them. Trust me, this will totally make you feel more productive.
Squeeze in a quick workout.
I don’t do this enough, but when I do, I always feel better. Even a few minutes of stretching is better than nothing. Just don’t forget to eat a little something before you exercise!
The major takeaway is that you should always start your day with time for yourself. It’ll give you the peace of mind to tackle whatever the day brings.