02th September 2016 | Blog
How to make your morning’s wonderful everyday
I love the early mornings. The time before your day properly stars when you can have a little time out and focus on yourself. I used to roll out of bed half an hour before having to leave, make myself look presentable and run out the door without having any breakfast or even a second to think. That’s an example of how not to start your day. I’ve learned to love the mornings, especially the really early mornings when lots of people are still asleep and the world is quiet. This month I want to share with you a few things I do every morning to make myself feel wonderful and get me ready to face the day. Make the morning about you, focus on yourself and learn to love getting out of bed.
If you’ve read any of my other guest posts on here (this one and this one in particular) then you’ll probably already know how much of a water lover I am. I think everyone knows the importance of drinking enough water but whether or not we actually do it is another matter entirely. Every single day I drink a glass of water as soon as I wake up. Because you’ve been asleep for so long, your body needs to be rehydrated so drinking water first thing in the morning is a great way to kick start your day.
I used to exercise after work but recently I’ve swapped to doing my workouts in the morning instead and I feel so much better for it. Exercise in any form is a wonderful way to wake yourself up and make you feel great. Do whatever you love: go to the gym, go for a run or a walk, do some yoga, dance around your bedroom to cheesy pop songs – just get your body moving. Exercising in the morning also means that you free up your evenings to do other things and you get to smugly sit down to your day of work knowing that you’ve already done your exercise for the day. I find you’re also less likely to talk yourself out of a workout if you do it in the morning – I tend to just get up and go without having time to think about it whereas if you aim to do it after work you’re more likely to come up with an excuse to skip it. Morning workouts are definitely the way forward, trust me.
3.Always eat breakfast
Breakfast is by far my favourite meal of the day. A few years ago I was one of those people who skipped it, who didn’t see the point/didn’t have time/didn’t care but now I’ve changed sides and absolutely adore it. You really do need something to set you up for the day, something wholesome and filling that will keep you going until lunch – a cereal bar just isn’t going to cut it. Personally, I have a huge sweet tooth so always go for sweet breakfasts like porridge topped with lots of fruit or smoothie bowls with granola, but savoury breakfasts like avocado on toast are great too. The main thing is that you are fuelling your body for the day ahead, and by having a good breakfast you are less likely to need a morning snack later on.
4.Take some time away from technology
Most of us tend to sleep with our phones right beside us within easy reach. I know I do, mainly for the alarm but it also means more often than not my phone is the first thing I reach for when I wake up and before I know it I’ve spent half an hour immersed in social media. Now I try to leave my phone alone until after I’ve had breakfast, giving myself a little break from the online world. It’s so difficult to escape the internet so I find having offline early mornings a nice way to ease into the day. Plus, who wants to start getting stressed over emails before you’ve even had breakfast? Nope.
5.Have a cup of T Plus
Of course, I couldn’t write this post without mentioning my favourite tea. I always have a cup of T Plus tea in the morning with my breakfast. Filled with 50% of your RDA of vitamins, fantastic for you and tastes delicious, why wouldn’t you?
What are your favourite ways to start the day?