Monday mornings are the worst. Okay, let’s be honest, any day that I have to wake up early is the worst! No matter how little or how much sleep I get, I always wake up absolutely drained. I don’t remember the last time I had a good night’s sleep. I wake up at least twice throughout the night – on my own, or from hearing people in my house. The day where I live on my own and don’t work on the weekends is what I can’t wait for! I would actually be able to sleep in and not be disturbed! It’s the little things in life that will make me happy haha.
Until the day comes where I can have a peaceful night, there are some ways that can help you wake up and get energized for the day ahead! Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t always follow these… I work 6 days a week (2 jobs), plus running this blog and my nail polish line so I don’t really get a full day to myself. If I do, it’s full of chores, grocery shopping, and going to the gym (I need to continue those New Year’s Resolutions after all!). Here are some great ways to start your mornings off right!
Get at least 8 Hours of Sleep
You definitely can’t start any morning off with a boost of energy if you didn’t get a good night’s sleep. Try to go to bed early so you can get a full 8 hours of sleep. You don’t want to fall asleep at work!
Don’t Hit the Snooze Button
I honestly have 4 alarms.. 1 on my clock and 3 on my phone. I don’t trust the snooze button, so multiple alarms work for me. However, this does NOT help me get my morning off right. Going back to sleep for a few extra minutes isn’t helping you in any way. Your quality of sleep after that won’t be great since your body knows you’ll have to wake up soon after. You’ll end up feeling more tired from going back to sleep than you would have if you just woke up from your first alarm. This is probably the hardest thing for me to actually follow.
Get Out of Bed
If you lay in bed every morning for 5-10 minutes scrolling on your phone before getting ready for the day, you need to STOP! This isn’t getting you any more energized than if you just fell back asleep for a couple more minutes. You need to get out of bed, open those curtains and let the sunlight shine in, and make your bed (that way you won’t be tempted to jump back in!)
Start a Routine
The first thing I do when I wake up, is head right for the bathroom. I go to the washroom, brush my teeth, wash my face. Those 3 little things definitely wake me up! By the time I get back to my bedroom to start doing my makeup, I’m already wide awake and have no real desire to go back into my bed. I do my hair and makeup for the day, get dressed, and head right to the kitchen. I pack my lunch for the day and make my breakfast. If you want to save some time, you can always do this the night before.
I wish I could say that I’m energized all the time since I follow these pretty well, but there are the random days when I go to sleep late, or really do press snooze on all 3 alarms… I find that I have more energy in the mornings when I have something fun and exciting to look forward to during the day. But honestly, a huge part in starting your mornings off right is getting enough sleep, and jumping right into your morning routine.
How do you start your mornings off right?