Rise and shine! If you want your morning to truly shine, no matter what the weather is like or the time of year, you need a great routine that is easy to follow yet ultra-powerful. Here are six inspiring ideas to incorporate into your morning routine and kick start some great, productive days.
Get up early
If you find yourself rushing in an attempt to beat the clock out the door, try adding some peace to the start of your day by waking earlier. Even getting up 15 minutes earlier than you already are can make a significant difference. Waking up earlier begins with getting to sleep early the night before, so make sure to hit the hay without delay.
Bring in sun and air
Fling open the curtains as soon as you get out of bed, and allow the bright light streaming in from outside to make you feel more awake and alive. Also open the window a little or a lot, depending on the temperature outside, and deeply breathe some fresh air.
To increase your perkiness quotient early in the day, move your body as soon as possible after you’re awake. Try doing some simple stretches while you’re still in bed, or do a few jumping jacks and pushups. A quick walk on the treadmill or around the block will do the trick too. Whatever movement you decide to do, it doesn’t have to take much time. Even a little exercise makes a big difference in your morning routine.
Moisturize and hydrate
You’ll probably be at least a little thirsty when you wake up. Quench your thirst by drinking plenty of pure water, and add a slice of lemon or lime for a refreshing twist. Fill up your water bottles to keep by your side and sip throughout the day.
Mix things up
Opt for a healthy breakfast that also adds some variety to your day. Rather than a bland bowl of cereal, try oatmeal topped with fresh seasonal fruit or a quick omelet brimming with fresh vegetables. Let your creativity decide what unique variations on meals you’d like to try. Keeping your breakfast nutritious will help you have plenty of energy for the busy morning ahead.
Before rushing into your day, take some time to relax by deep breathing, writing in your journal, or observing the birds chirping and other wonders outside your door. By renewing yourself, you’ll help to be more grounded throughout the day.
Even simple tweaks to your morning routine can spice things up and get your batteries charged for the day. Don’t hesitate to try out your own ideas to enhance your morning routine. With some adjustments in your routine, you might just find that wake-up time is your favorite time of the day. At Alair Homes South Etobicoke, we know that your “home sweet home” is where you go through your morning routine, and we want to help you feather your nest. Let us know how we can make your home and routines even more vibrant.