Let’s face it, we’re not all morning people. With busy lives, it’s easy to end up staying awake until late at night, and when the alarm clock sounds, it can be very difficult to find the energy and determination to claw ourselves out of bed to start the day. It doesn’t always have to be such a battle, and that’s why we’ve put together six sure-fire ways to get your day off to a fighting start, making sure you’re ready for everything that life has to throw at you.
Go for a run
Lots of people adopt regular exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle, but it can be difficult to find the energy to do this after a long day at work. Why not force yourself out of bed early to hit the trail instead? Early in the morning is a great time to go running. Not only will it be quiet, but you’ll get a chance to catch the sunrise and you’re bound to find that it gives you that extra boost of energy before continuing with the rest of your day.
Have a well-rounded breakfast
It may seem like an obvious one, but so many people fail to do this crucial part of a morning routine. Ditch the quick toast-grab and downing of tea for something more rounded and enjoyable. Consider a variety of fresh fruit and yoghurts, and go for homemade juice rather than the long-life carton from the back of the cupboard. A nutritional and healthy breakfast will leave you feeling happy and healthy, but it will also act as a great motivation to get you out of bed in the morning. Prepare the table the night before, if you can so that it’s not a mad rush, and really take the time to enjoy the first meal of the day.
Take ten minutes during your morning routine to be in the present. It’s very easy to fall out of bed and straight in the car, but it’s important that we get ourselves into the right frame of mind before we get going. Consider utilising an app such as Headspace to connect to your thoughts and feelings. You’ll be amazed how much a short but focussed morning meditation session at home will enable you to feel connected, grounded and strong.
Listen to the radio
Sometimes, we just need to have some background noise to help get us moving and thinking. Consider waking up to your favourite radio station instead of an aggressive alarm clock. Take a leap into the technological age with a voice activated home speaker and tune in to your chosen channel without even having to reach for the dials. Perfect.
Ditch the mobile phone
One of the best ways to start the day is to ditch the mobile phone! Avoid reaching for your device at all costs – there’s nothing worse than lying in bed with your eyes glued to the screen of your social media feeds. It’ll make it even more difficult to get out of bed, and chances are you’ll only be heading to an office that demands even more screen time. Do yourself a favour and give your eyes a rest; you’ll feel much better for it in the long run.
Write a list
Nothing leads to a relaxed mind more than a list. With a busy schedule, it can become super difficult to remain organised, and sometimes we can’t remember what we are supposed to be doing from one day to the next. Write yourself a to-do list before leaving the front door and make every effort to stick to it. Whether your list has small, simple tasks or larger goals, it’ll help you keep on top of day-to-day life and leave you feeling positive and in control.
Sometimes, a basic morning routine just isn’t enough and we need that extra help to kick-start our day. Jenkins Soft Tissue Therapy offers treatments designed to help keep you balanced in body and mind, and with a variety of appointment times during the morning, consider a relaxing massage to help bring you back to the present, clearing your mind and enabling you to conquer the day ahead. Contact Rhiannon to find out more, or book a treatment and discover the benefits of Jenkins Therapy today.
Are you looking for more ways to keep on top of things in your day to day life? Check out our most recent article, How to Improve Your Wellbeing at Home.