While some of us wake up in the morning feeling pumped and ready for the day ahead, others find it hard to get motivated and instead dream of staying in bed and going back to sleep. However, whether you are a morning person or not, having a structured morning routine can make all the difference when it comes to starting your day right, and can completely transform the rest of the day.
Research has shown that the better morning routine that we have, the more likely we are to break bad habits, and instead make the most of our day and exercise more self-control. So, we have put together some of our top 4 tips on how to transform your morning routine to get your day off to the best possible start.
1. Drink Water as Soon as You Wake Up
We recommend that as soon as you get out of bed in the morning, the first thing that you do is to drink a large glass of water. This will help to rehydrate your body after your night’s rest and will help to spike your energy levels. It is normal for some of us to feel mentally and physically drained first thing in the morning but drinking water will help boost your energy levels in a natural way.
Drinking a glass of water on an empty stomach is a great way to ensure that you absorb it fully, and you should then wait at least 15 minutes before eating your breakfast.
2. Always Have Breakfast
If you aren’t a morning person, then you may regularly find yourself not eating breakfast. However, this is one of the most damaging things you can do to your physical and mental health. Eating a real breakfast every morning has a range of health benefits, including reducing your risk of becoming obese, and having more stable blood-sugar levels.
A healthy breakfast can give you more energy, boost your concentration levels, and improve your short-term memory.
You can also enjoy a good cup of coffee with your breakfast each morning to set you up for the day. Shave some extra time off your morning routine by getting Gourmesso’s coffee products to prepare your coffee, which are compatible with most but not all machines.
3. Take the Time to Get Yourself Ready
Whether we realize it or not, the way we look will have a huge impact on how productive and motivated we feel throughout the day. Therefore, if you aren’t taking the time on your appearance, then you are unlikely to feel your best.
So, we recommend that you take the time to get yourself ready for the day ahead. Be sure to wear appropriate clothes for the occasion. For example, work wear if you are heading into the office.
If you are working from home then it can be tempting to just stay in your comfy clothes or nightwear, but this can make you feel tired and lethargic. So, always be sure to get dressed and look and feel your best.
4. Set Your Goals for the Day
One of the most common reasons why we find ourselves not being as productive as we would like throughout the day is because we haven’t set a clear idea of what we want to achieve.
Therefore, we recommend that you spend a few minutes the night before, or early in the morning setting out your goals for the day. It could also be beneficial when creating your goals list to mark them all with a level of priority, so you know what to complete first.
By making the right choices and having a clear structure to your morning routine, you can make the most of your time preparing for the day ahead and make having a productive day all the more achievable.