Rise and Shine

How you start your morning can set the tone for the rest of the day, and a good morning routine is needed more than ever especially now when we are trying to separate our work from home life from our actual home life. Ace your morning routine with these tips.

Positive vibes only.

Wake up, have a little stretch and then repeat some positive sayings to yourself – it can be as simple as saying “today is going to be a good day.” Or you can add some sass to your affirmations with “I’m a sassy, smart individual, who is grateful for the fantastic day ahead. I can achieve everything!”

Leave your phone off.

Hold your hand up if you wake up and check emails, reply to WhatsApp messages, or having what you think is a harmless scroll through social media! I used to do exactly that and honestly, it is the wrong way to start your day because it’s either going to make you feel overwhelmed (hello emails or messages) or feel negative (Twitter and news anyone?!) and there are plenty of scientific studies to back this up.

If you don’t check your phone you will feel more present, mindful, and have a far more productive day. I now turn my phone on after I’ve worked out, showered, had breakfast, and got to my work from home space, and it has made all the difference.

Drink some water

Rather than turn your phone on go hydrate yourself and drink some water (I love warm water with a bit of lemon). Again, there are so many benefits such as getting rid of toxins, improving your skin, strengthening your immune system to name a few!

Sweat it out.

Morning workouts are a great way to clear your mind, prepare yourself ready for the day ahead and make you feel like you’ve achieved something before work.

I know for some the thought of getting up earlier than you need doesn’t seem like the best idea BUT once you make the switch you won’t go back….trust me.

Ensure you go to sleep early, leave your workout gear out the night before, and set your alarm. Once your alarm goes off there’s no going back – you’ve committed to getting up and your workout gear is out and ready for you. The next thing is to just smash that workout.

Whether you’re working out from home via youtube workout videos (Sydney Cummings, Rebecca Louise, Yoga with Kassandra and Yoga with Adrianne are my go to’s), going for a run, or going to the gym (depending on the various pandemic related restrictions) waking up about 40 minutes earlier than usual to get a workout in isn’t really that big in the grand scale of things, is it?

So, there you have it. Making these small changes to your morning routine can have a great impact on how you spend the rest of your day.

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