How To Start Your Day Right

How To Start Your Day Right

Oh I’m the furthest thing from a morning person, I am the worst person in the morning, I honestly communicate in grunts or frowns in the morning, I’m the worst. That snooze button over the years has got overused way too many times, and dragging yourself out of bed can be incredibly difficult.  A lot of people aren’t morning people *holds hand up to the sky* so I thought I would put together a blog post on how I’m going to try and become a morning person with steps on how you can too, because let’s be honest it could really help make a difference. I am already noticing the difference, and you could too!

1. Drink a glass of water – When it comes to waking up in the morning, before I do anything like have breakfast or have my first cup of green tea, I have the biggest glass of water. I really find it wakes me up on the inside, and not only that it is so refreshing!

2. Have something to look forward – This can be so important, and I cannot stress this enough, if you want to get out of bed and you want to get up early, you need to have something to look forward to. Give yourself some motivation in the morning, so that can be anything from an amazing cup of tea, a good workout, a delicious breakfast anything that will get you out of bed with a jump!

3. Stretch it out – When I get out of bed in the morning, so I stretch my legs out, my arms and some yoga, which awakens all of the muscles in my body and awakens myself which really helps me!

4. Set 2 alarms – This is something my husband does because if he gets up too quickly he has a horrific migraine, so set an alarm for around 15 minutes before you’re supposed to wake up. This allows your body to slowly wake up, and it’s not like you’re rushing around which can definitely help your state of mind about actually getting out of the bed in the first place. Take it from me as someone who literally never wants to get out of bed ever.

5. Plan your day – When you have a plan, you can achieve anything and everything, so I think it is incredibly important to make sure that you have a clear structure to your day. When you have some sort of timetable, you know what you need to do throughout the day, but not only that you can also give yourself some serious motivation!

6. Play music – When I’m trying to get up, sometimes having a song or a beat that you can sing and dance to is more likely to wake you up a bit more. So play a song that gets you going in the morning, a song that you can sing along to!

7. Have a shower – After an amazing shower, I literally feel like I can take on the world, I feel revitalised, and fantastic, but not only that I finally feel alive rather than like a zombie.

8. Have a power breakfast – If you think that you haven’t got time for breakfast, remember that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. There are things that you can make the night before like overnight oats which have all of the deliciousness in it and be really healthy. Other things that can be made quickly in the morning like smoothies can be fabulous too!

9. Go to bed earlier – Making sure that you have enough sleep at night is so important, because if you don’t get enough sleep, honestly how are you able to function? So try to aim for around 8 hours sleep, sleep is really important for your health!

10. Get natural light – When you’re waking up in the morning, letting in some natural light can be incredibly helpful. I find by opening the curtains in the morning, letting the light in, it helps my head to wake up and feel more alert, even when it’s raining!

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14 Comments

  1. 18/03/2016 / 8:03 am

    I’ve always been a morning person, but these tips are still fantastic! A shower and a nice breakfast are essential for me in the morning. This year I’ve also become better at drinking a glass of water before breakfast, and it actually helps so much! The lighter mornings are definitely making it easier to get up early too 🙂

  2. 18/03/2016 / 12:05 pm

    Recently me and the boyfriend started a friendly competition to see who could run more miles to get in shape. He’s been getting up at 5AM to go running before college and I’ve been doing the same, so these tips could be really helpful in making it somewhat less painful.

  3. 18/03/2016 / 5:33 pm

    These tips are supper helpful and I’m a morning person! I can’t wait to get started on some of them tomorrow ☺️

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      18/03/2016 / 6:10 pm

      Please do let me know how you get on with them! Would love to know your thoughts!💜

  4. 20/03/2016 / 2:22 pm

    I absolutely love this post so much my love! Now.. I am actually a morning person (shock haha).. and I actually follow most of these area anyway which is why I love mornings so much! I am definitely more productive in the mornings and can get so much done!! These tips will definitely help people – especially listening to music – that helps brighten up your morning so so much!! Great post lovely !!

    Saira
    http://www.throughtheglitterglass.wordpress.com
    Xxx

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      21/03/2016 / 9:00 am

      Thank you so much gorgeous! I totally agree with the music front, music makes everything so much better, but not only that when you try to use as much positivity as physically possible in the morning it makes your day much better!💜

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      21/03/2016 / 9:03 am

      Take it one step at a time my lovely, don’t rush it, because taking it slowly is the best way to be able to make changes! I’m here if you need anything or support sweetheart!💜

  5. 24/03/2016 / 9:23 am

    Sorry to say, I’m one of those natural morning people. Up at 6am this morning without a care. Haha. Although I do like my lie-ins on a weekend, and tend to be annoyed if I have to get up before 10am. But weekdays I’m up and raring to go of a morning! Great post though, good luck becoming a morning person. It’s hard, but so worth it! x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      24/03/2016 / 1:48 pm

      I literally wish I could be like that, I have no control over when I get up, my tablets either make me sleep all the time or I struggle to wake up! Thank you so much my darling!💜

  6. 24/03/2016 / 1:33 pm

    I am so not a morning person! In fact I am absolutely shocking in the morning! I’ve tried setting two alarms before but I end up snoozing them both and then get wound up when they constantly start beeping after one another!
    Great post though!
    xxx

    Claire
    http://www.theclairediary.co.uk

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      24/03/2016 / 1:49 pm

      The snooze button on my alarm has been used way too much, I’m not afraid to admit it, however I am using these tips and it is really helping me to be more of a morning person!💜

  7. 31/03/2016 / 4:24 pm

    These are really good tips, I also set two alarms because I don’t like having to get out of bed immediately. I’m definitely not a morning person but having something to look forward to really helps, especially if that’s pancakes for breakfast. 😉 xx

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      31/03/2016 / 4:41 pm

      Thank you so much sweetheart! Oh my gosh pancakes are everything for breakfast! Please let me know how you get on with these tips darling!💜

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