We’ve all heard about the countless benefits of establishing a good morning routine— it’s key in setting you up for your best day possible, clearing your mind and energising + nourishing your body so that it can function as optimally as possible.
So you’ve a well-loved regime down. But what about those mornings when you’re extra tired, lacking in motivation or simply aren’t in the mood to make the extra effort?
To help you on your quest to locking that morning routine in, flow your way through our list of hacks and watch that baby stick no matter the weather.
1. CONSISTENCY IS KEY
Aim to wake up at the same time every morning— this’ll help your body adjust and adapt to your early start. Even if you’ve had a not so deep sleep, it will serve you in the long run to stay consistent with your regular wake up call.
2. WAKE UP TO BRIGHT LIGHT
It might initially feel like a shock to the system, but light is the biggest indicator to our bodies that it’s time to wake on up. Exposing ourselves to light signals the body to shut down production of sleep hormone melatonin, so we’re more likely to become alert faster.
3. SQUEEZE IN A FEW EXTRA MINUTES
If you really want to make that morning routine stick, you’ll need time on your side. Especially if you have a family, getting everything done before you all leave the house can seem like mission impossible— waking up even 15 minutes earlier can give you just enough time to implement whatever feel-good rituals you’re most in need of, be it washing your face or wiggling on your yoga mat.
4. PREPARATION IS KEY
In order to really nail down a solid morning routine that’s sustainable and realistic, you’ll want to be as efficient as possible your time. It’s easy to make excuses for not having enough of it to get your daily mediation in for example, but say if you cut down those 20 minutes staring blankly into your wardrobe deciding what to wear by laying an outfit out the night before, or 10 minutes cooking breakfast by prepping some overnight oats, that could leave you with plenty of time to get those self-care rituals in.