Good Morning Routine: 4 Tips to Jumpstart Your Day
Getting your day started can be a hassle and a half if you don't have a good morning routine. Luckily, we've created a list of four tips for starting your morning out right.
1. Plan ahead.
The last way you want to spend your morning is stressed out, running around trying to get everything together for the day ahead. This is why planning ahead and prepping the night before are an essential part of a good morning routine. Pack your original meal management bags the night before with everything you'll need to fuel the next day. By planning ahead you eliminate the craziness of rushing around, which can often lead to forgetting important elements for your day.
2. Listen to your body.
To meet the day head-on, you need to listen to your body. This good morning routine starts the night before. You should go to sleep not only when you're tired but also at a time that lets you get the appropriate amount of sleep to wake up well-rested. Get up and out of bed when you naturally wake up. Don't hit snooze and don't try to go back to sleep; both of these will make you more tired as the day continues and dampen your productivity.
3. Get moving.
A great addition to any good morning routine is exercise. It doesn't need to be long or tedious, just enough to increase your circulation and wake your body up. Do a few sit-ups before you get out of bed, a half-hour yoga session, or go for a quick jog. The movement will help energize you, keep you alert, and increase your focus for the morning.
4. Breakfast really IS important.
We've all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This rings true for a few reasons and that's why we've included it in our list of good morning routine habits. Eat within an hour of waking up and jumpstart your metabolism with fruit and protein. Boosting your metabolism will give you the energy you need to tackle the day ahead of you.
Creating a good morning routine is paramount to getting your day off to a good start. Keep the four tips above in mind, use your 6 Pack bag to fuel your day, and you'll be on the right track.