Ahhh Good Morning, it is the thing we want everyday when we wake up. We want the sun shining and the birds chirping. We want to wake up like Stan from American Dad does.
However, I can bet you don’t wake up like that. That is ok because neither do I. In fact most of us wake up and groan as we squint out eyes open to look at the annoying alarm clock and question if we really need to get up. You know what questions I am talking about… “Do I really need this job?” “Do the kids really need to go to school today?” Then realizing that all of that stuff is important you roll out of bed looking like this.
Now if you are anything like me I need quiet time when I first wake up, and because of this I wake up at 5:50am Monday through Friday so I can bathe and get dressed and ready for the day, including my coffee and that is all before the boys get up. This helps keep me sane and I get some me time before anyone in the house is awake.
I recommend having some kind of morning ritual to get you up and going as well. Here are a few tips I have found to make your morning productive and get you off to a good start.
#1 Eat Breakfast
Yes I know everyone says that this is the most important meal of the day and they are right. You really need to get something inside your body to help it get going. The healthier the better so pass up the donuts and grab something with protein in it. There are ton of on the go recipes for those of you who don’t have time to cook something. One of my favorite things to make is a breakfast egg muffin. I can make these at night and I normally make about 12 of them and the next morning I heat up a few and I am all set. Having something healthy will also make your body feel better and energized and be ready for the day.
#2 Do Not Get on Your Phone
Yes, this is one of the worst things that you can do. One it is extremely time consuming and not a productive way to start your day. Just think we spend so much time on social media and screens that we need a break. Plus it opens you up to all the negativity and whining that people will post about. You know exactly what I am talking about.
#3 Do something for you!
This is extremely important to get your day going right. Pick one thing for you and do it. Self love baby is what I am talking about. Meditate, take a long shower, read a book, or something else that makes you happy. You don’t have to spend a lot of time at this just take 15 to 20 minutes and do something for you. This is a great way to start the day and relax your body.
Now you have three new things to help you start your day off right and be more productive.
Have a great day…
Lots of love…