I HATE mornings. There is not one single part of me that is a morning person. So if you despise getting out of bed to begin your day, I completely sympathize with you. I envy the people who get up early and get in a workout all before they begin their work day but that just isn’t me. So I have learned to embrace that I am a night owl instead and I will have to leave the mornings to other people.
As much as I detest mornings, I have added things to my morning routine that helps make my morning better. I do not practice everything on this list in the morning because #aintnobodygottimeforthat but I do implement some of them.
I am not going to disclose what I do on the list because everyone is different. What works for me may not work for you. So take a look at the list and try a few things before taking on your day. These are tips to put you in a better head-space, maintain a healthy day, and remain positive and energetic.
- Don’t hit the snooze button – studies show that hitting the snooze button can interfere with your natural waking cycle. It can cause earlier exhaustion during the day and make you feel foggy.
- Warm lemon water + 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar – 1 hour before breakfast. Your body naturally detoxes while you sleep, this helps continue the detox. It also helps with a healthier mindset throughout the day.
- 10 minutes of stretching, meditation, or prayer if religious – this will help relax your body and mind before the business of the day starts.
- Morning beauty routine – cleansing your face, moisturize, use a jade roller. Implementing a good beauty routine will help wake you up and make your face look rejuvenated. *Tip – keep the jade roller in the refrigerator. This helps you wake up and it feels so good!
- Oil Pulling – try this while in the shower. Read about the benefits of oil pulling here.
- Take a short walk – breathing in the fresh air and getting a little vitamin D is always a good idea!
- Write down your goals for the day – if you make a list of what you want to accomplish, it will be much easier to check them off and it’s typically less stressful once you see your goals on paper.