Are you constantly feeling rushed and stressed in the mornings? Do you wake up even more exhausted and lazy than the night before? If this is you, then it is definitely time to revamp your morning routine. Learning to take hold of the early hours will give you the productive boost you are craving and help increase your overall well-being!
Here are four wonderfully simple ways to improve your morning routine today
1. Rest and relaxation
It is all about those precious eight hours! Preparation is the absolute key to success in terms of your morning and nightly routines. Exhausted from a long day at work and dreaming of the comfort and coziness of your bed? You are definitely not alone. Sleep is the most important aspect of your life as it controls your mood, appearance, and overall well-being. Hit the gym, cook yourself a healthy dinner, and then hop under those covers and snooze it up! Getting a long lasting sleep will allow you to feel refreshed and rejuvenated in the morning- plus it may allow for you to wake up earlier, starting your day off stronger
2. Get organized
This is probably one of the easiest and most beneficial tips we have to offer throughout this guide as the power of organization will take you a very long way. With so many ways to start your organizational journey today, we chose a few we believe fit the morning ritual best. Start off by laying out tomorrow’s outfit the night before as well as any products you’ll be using in the morning. With everything at your fingertips, the hassles and wasted time centered around scrambling to find missing items will vanish! Taking charge of your morning has never been easier with a little bit of nightly preparation. Stay off social media while you are ‘glamming’ for the day as getting lost in the virtual world can consume precious time and distract you from the morning self-care your body is craving! Finally, one last tip to get you on your way! Each Sunday night, spend time with your Silk+Sonder planner writing down everything you need to accomplish or have scheduled for the coming weeks, as this will save you time and loads of stress in the mornings
3. Crank up the tunes
Create a playlist that features all of your wildest and happiest tunes to jam out with in the morning as you get ready. There is no better feeling than dancing and grooving to your favorite songs as you prep for the long day ahead. Smiling and singing is also proven to boost your mood, starting your day off on a high note! Track your mood every morning before you head out the door in your Silk+Sonder planner and by the end of the month, you'll be able to see all of your wonderful progress!
4. Fuel up
Eat, eat, and we can’t stress this one enough… EAT! The absolute most important part of your day is a healthy and nutritious breakfast. We imagine your mornings generally start off by hitting the snooze button one too many times on your alarm, which later leads to a frantic, stressful, and hungry mad dash out the door, a totally avoidable scenario. Focus on heading to bed earlier so you can wake up with your alarm and still have plenty of time to chef up something fabulous to keep you energized throughout the day!