If you were to ask anyone, anywhere, what their least favorite part of the day was, there is a high probability that they would say it was their morning. The earliest part of the day can leave so many of us feeling stressed and burned out and, before we’ve even made it out of the house, we can already feel like we’re ready for the day to be over. What if there were another way, though? Morning might only be stressful because we don’t use them to their full potential and in fact, were we to change our approach, we could start the day in a much more positive way. Are you ready to start the day right? Your morning might just be the secret.
- Get Ready The Night Before
While showering, dressing and eating the night before might just be pushing the whole thing a little far, you can effectively use your free time in order to make the early morning rush and whole lot more manageable. Laying out your outfit, preparing your lunch and making up your work bag before you go to bed can mean that in the morning, you simply have to get out of bed and change your clothes in order to be ready to get to work. The more time you can dedicate to quiet reflection in the morning, the more focused and ready you will feel for the day ahead.
- Stop Trying To Multitask
With so many organizational apps and motivational quotes circling their way into our worlds, we might sometimes feel overwhelmed with the prospect of getting the most out of every moment and balancing a number of tasks at once. In order to avoid confusion and ease yourself into the day, avoiding trying to multitask in the morning can help a great deal. If you’re struggling to leave the door without feeling stressed, try focusing on one task at a time. Things like checking emails or looking at your social media can be done later in the day; the number one priority should be to get ready calmly.
- Drink Water and Eat Breakfast
The number one thing that we’re most likely to do in the morning is to skip out of the house without having eaten or drunk anything and yet, it can be the most detrimental thing to our productivity levels, ability to focus and wellbeing. Taking the time to eat a solid breakfast and drink a glass of water can help to boost your mood remarkably, giving you the energy to get things done later in the working day. The more tired and hungry you are, the more frazzled and burned out you are likely to feel later on.
- Set Your Intention When You Wake Up
Going into the day with a positive, productive outlook is one of the best ways to make the most out of your morning and often, saying what you want to get out of your day can be all it takes to make the difference. Taking 1 or 2 minutes to sit down, think about your tasks and set out what you want to achieve can help to focus your mind and really get you on track for the day ahead. Going in with a positive mentality can really help to make things easier; it’s all about perspective!