Happy Monday! Not! This is mostly because my books still haven’t arrived…… argh! But even with a great book to read, Mondays still generally suck. Why? Well, we’re tired, unorganized, and would way rather sleep until noon than get up and start the week. I hear you. However, there are some things you can do in the mornings to lessen the pain, and that is exactly what today’s post is about. As you scroll down this page, you’ll find five things that I try and do each morning to help me get through my day. So get your mousepads, thumbs and mouses (do you say mice or mouses when your talking about your computer mouse?) ready and take it away!
1. DON”T PRESS SNOOZE!
Even though waking up in the morning can seriously suck, I recommend that you DO NOT press snooze on your clock. Scientists say that even though it might feel good, that five minutes of rest you get when hitting snooze isn’t a very good sleep and can leave you feeling agitated afterwards. It also prevents your body from associating the sound of the alarm with getting out of bed, which makes it harder to do so. So set your clock for the time that you want to get up, and make sure you actually get up when it goes off!
2. Write Down 3 Goals for the Day
You might’ve remembered that I started doing this in my Bullet Journal in January, but unfortunately I stopped recently. I have no idea why! Setting specific goals for yourself each day is a great way to focus on and prioritize your tasks. When you have something specific that you know you want to get done, you might think twice about watching TV reruns for two hours. Daily goals can support your weekly and monthly ones, like this month I want my right splits to be flat, so I’ll stretch every day. Boom. And at the end of each day, it feels so good to check of those to-dos.
3. Make Your Bed
This seems like a pointless and tedious chore, but it only takes thirty seconds, and I find it accomplishing to leave a tidy room behind when I start my day. I actually watched a video titled: “If You want to Change the World, Make Your Bed Every Day”. It’s really motivational, and it basically talks about how a little bit of self-discipline can go a long way. Coming home to a nicely made bed doesn’t hurt, either;)
Meditation doesn’t have to be all fancy; I find that just having a bit of quiet time each morning is beneficial. I like to stare out my window and think about any goals I have for that day, and build up a positive attitude towards the tasks I have at hand. Ending with a few moments to focus on my breathing really calms me down and gets me ready to tackle my day.
5. Eat a Nutritious Breakfast
This might be the most important thing on the list! Eating a nourishing breakfast fuels you for the day ahead, and helps you focus at school, work, or wherever you happen to be. Try to include some fruit, as the natural sugars will give you a much-needed boost, but stay away from sugary cereals. My favourite breakfast right now is banana with plain greek yogurt and natural peanut butter- Mmmm! They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I agree. Don’t skip it!
There’s my advice for a good morning! I hope you found something worthy of implementing into your routine, but if I had to pick one, I’d say that breakfast is the most important thing on this list. It’s amazing what your body and mind can do with the proper fuel! See you next time;)
Yours Truly, MyDayIsBooked