Don’t Snooze: 6 Morning Routines to Jumpstart Your Day

The early bird gets the worm, and these routines can make your days much better.

Many of our favorite successful people like Oprah Winfrey, Anna Wintour and Jennifer Anniston have morning routines that help them live like the bosses they are. To achieve any success, it’s wise to adopt the morning routines of leaders. Besides, we all love the feeling of everything being done, giving us time to do other things and bask in lazy-girl activities.

Waking up early is most  effective when you implement healthy habits, instead of laying in bed or zoning out watching the morning shows. (Guilty) The way you spend your morning typically sets the tone for the rest of the day.

While a 5 or 6 A.M.  wake up ‘call time’ may be a little painful and hard to adopt at first, the results are rewarding. Morning rituals can maximize productivity, creativity and boost your energy. Here are tips, according to the experts to make the most out of your day!

 

Meditate

Meditation is good for your mental health when using your brain to full capacity. Practice sitting in a quiet, softly lit room and practice breathe in and out for a few minutes.

Stretch/Exersize 

If you can’t make it to a gym, this is a great way to get your body and brain going. An app called 7-minute-workout is a quick and easy, and you can keep it interesting by switching routines and adding music!

Pick out your outfit the night before

We all know how stressful those nothing-to-wear mornings can be. When you pick out outfits a day in advanced, (or even a few days in advance if you’re feeling like superwoman) can add a few free minutes!

Drink water + healthy breakfast

 

Whether you’re dining at home or taking your snacks to-go, always start the day hydrated with water and nutrients, and no sweets for a great energy boost.

Make a to-do list

Having a clear plan for the day (even if it gets derailed), is good practice because it helps keep us on track. Pull out some of those cutesy organizers and calendars to set your intentions and priorities for the day!

Use your brain

Mentally exercising  activities like reading, cross-word puzzles and etc. can help you disconnect from  distractions and sharpen focus.