Do you wake up groggy and hit the snooze button way too many times? Do you dread getting out of bed every morning? Well if your answer is yes, do not fret, you are not alone. Many people struggle with morning routines. The good part? you can follow these six tips for a better nights rest and a happier, more productive morning!
MAKE ALL OF YOUR DECISIONS THE NIGHT BEFORE
A great day starts the night before, you need a clear plan and set goals in place in order to stay on track. My best tip is not to overcrowd your to-do list. Write down 3-4 most important things you want to accomplish and it will be easier to stick to.
GET ENOUGH REST
Again, a successful day starts the night before, sleep does wonders for your mind, body, & soul. Aim for 7-8 hours of uninterrupted rest for the ultimate productive, happy, and all around amazing day. My best tip is to go to bed at the same time every night. It will be easy for your body to remember and stick to for a long term plan.
HYDRATE BEFORE CAFFEINATE
Flush your body with a glass of pure, filtered, water before grabbing that cup of coffee. We all know that caffeine dehydrates you, it's important to replenish your body with hydrating fluids after a full nights rest. My best tip is to keep a water bottle right next to your bed so you can start sipping as soon as you wake up!
SWEAT IT OUT
Get moving in the morning and level up your entire day. My best tip is to prepare your workout cloths the night before! Download the FREE 10 Minute Morning workout HERE to jumpstart your day.
EAT A NOURISHING BREAKFAST
I do not believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I believe that all meals are equally important. That being said, I do believe that if you start your day with something healthy and nutritious you are more likely to make good choices for the rest of the day!
Banana Pancakes are a go-to in our house. Get the recipe here.
PRACTICE DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING
Diaphragmic Breathing offers a wide range of health benefits, between regulating your mood, relieving pain, improving blood pressure, respiratory functions and heart health it is the perfect way to kickstart your day!
Remember, movement leads to more movement, good nutrition motivates you to want to eat healthier foods for the rest of the day; and deep breathing makes you feel energized, happy, and positive. Start your day right and the rest of your day will be pure success.
- Miriam Diamant