Everyone in life has there own little quirks and ways of doing things, and a lot of the time this can be in things such as the way you brush your teeth in the morning, how you eat your dinner or even in the way you work. But one of the things which definitely varies the most from person to person has to be the morning routine.
Maybe you wake up and hop out of bed to go straight to work, or maybe you wake up hours before so that you can hit the gym and have a cup of tea. Maybe it doesn’t matter what your routine is, however the way you pick yourself up in the morning to complete your tasks can actually have a deeper effect on your health and on your happiness too. From what we have seen, here are some of the best things you can do when you wake up in the morning to guarantee a great day ahead.
Honestly, there is no need for you to have a shower first thing in the morning and it will simply take up more time as you try to dry your hair and get it styled ready for work. You are much better off instead getting out of bed and simply washing your face to wake you up a little bit. It saves the stress and rush of drying off and lets you focus on other things in the morning instead.
Brush your teeth properly
When you wake up in the morning the thing you need to think about is brushing your teeth the in right way and for long enough. It might seem obvious to brush your teeth every morning but a lot of us rush the process and because of this our teeth are never as fully clean as they could be. Make sure that you put a timer on your phone and brush your teeth fully for at least two minutes each morning and rinse your mouth out with mouthwash. That way you can start the day fresh and minty from the get go.
Start with warm lemon water
Water is essential for us to get enough of in our bodies and it is a sad fact that most of us simply don’t get enough of it throughout the day. However, one way to drink water in the morning and boost your metabolism for the day is to drink a glass of lemon water. The best way to drink this is slightly warm with a few slices of lemon and this will wake up your body, give you a refreshing taste and allow your metabolism to start up for the day even before you pour yourself a coffee.
Brew your coffee
Talking of coffee… did you know that coffee is actually good for you? It’s not just a pick me up for a harsh night’s sleep, it can actually be a wonderful brew which will revitalize the whole body and offer a few different benefits such as plumping up the skin and making your feel happier. If you are able, try to avoid drinking it with lots of sugar because this isn’t a good way to start your day, but you can add a little milk in there to soften the flavor a bit!
Go for a run
If you always find that you are walking around like a zombie for the first two hours of the working day, it is likely down to the fact that you have dragged yourself out of bed and straight to work without letting your body properly wake up. One way to wake the body up effectively is to get outside for 10-20 minutes and run around. You don’t need to get all hot and sweaty, just jog or sprint a few times to get the heart rate up and get your blood pumping through your veins. It will feel like torture at the time, but afterwards it will be the best thing you can do to make you feel alive for the day.
Stretch it out
Whether you decide to go out for some morning exercise or stay in the house with your hot cup of coffee and the news, it is always important to make sure that you take some time to do morning stretches. The value of stretching out your muscles is really second to none and it can make you feel ready for the day and less likely to injure yourself trying to run for the bus. You can play a yoga routine on your phone or simply make up your own stretches, but either way your body will thank you for it.
When you wake up for work in the morning, you need to try and avoid starting the day with bad habits such as smoking and instead opt for using nicotine salt e-liquids or having a nutritious breakfast to start the morning. Every breakfast should have a lot of protein, healthy fats and fiber to give you fuel for the day and to make your body incredibly happy from the first hours of you being awake. Think about always eating big meal at the start of the day and eating smaller meals as you go on to the end of the day.
Eat your vitamins
Rather than always relying on the same multivitamin tablet each morning for your nutrients, make sure you take the initiative to eat healthy food which provide these vitamins for you. Although there is nothing necessarily wrong with tablets, vitamins and minerals are always better when they come out of real food and drinks.
One of the things which many successful people will tell you that they do each morning is meditate. Meditation is a form of relaxation and a way to connect with your deeper self on a much better level than you ever did before. You can meditate for just a few minutes each morning and it can allow you to refresh your mind for the day ahead and significantly increase your concentration.
Cleanse the skin
In the morning it is important that you don’t take your facial routine for granted because the skin is the most important feature we can look after to look healthy and glowing. Cleansing the skin at the start of the day will always give you a glowing complexion and it can give you a refreshing touch of energy to take with you for the rest of the day.
After cleansing your face in the morning, your pores will be feeling a little tight and they will also be open. Because of this you will need to think about applying some hydrating moisturizer onto the face which will make your face feel plump, youthful and happy for the rest of the day. You can use this as a base for your makeup too and it can actually help the makeup to spread more evenly on the face for a flawless finish.
Of course, if you don’t wear makeup in your day to day life you can skip this part: but if you do, makeup can make you feel confident, ready to take on the world and professional in your work. Applying some makeup in the morning such as a light foundation, some highlighter and mascara can bring a new essence of life to your face and it will give you that effortless glow which will light up your face for the whole day. It can make you feel confident and this can be a huge deal in your life as it will allow you to take more opportunities and do more without worrying about your self-esteem.
When you are getting ready for the day whether it be your work or a regular day spent at home, make sure that you always wear comfortable clothes. When you are trying to live your best life every single day it is always important that you feel comfortable in what you are wearing. You will always want to be comfortable practically so that moving round during the day is easy, but you also want to be comfortable with your style and feel like yourself when you step out of the door.
Schedule your day
Before you leave for work in the morning, always take 5-10 minutes to schedule your day and decide what you need to get done during the day. Taking the time to do this can really make a massive difference to your day and it will allow you to really make the most of the time you have from the moment you wake up in the morning to the moment you go to sleep. This will take the stress off you during the day when you are trying to remember important tasks which need to be done. You can think about making time for your hobbies in the evening too, because as we all know very well, all work and no play makes jack a dull boy.