Not everyone is a morning person. You may find your morning routine as a necessary evil that interrupts your sweet dreams, but know that it does not have to be this way. You can tailor your morning routine to better suit you by implementing a few easy steps.
The ultimate prep for the day ahead is to get a good night’s rest. Make sure you are getting seven to nine hours of sleep to ensure that you will be alert and focused the next morning.
Dehydration can cause fatigue, confusion, and headaches which will make it even harder to get out of bed in the morning. Keep a filled reusable water bottle next to your bed so you can hydrate first thing in the morning.
Even if you’re not one for an early morning workout, you could stand to benefit from some morning movement. Even if it’s something as simple as circling your wrists, walking in place, or touching your toes — it will help your mind and body transition from a state of restfulness to a state of wakefulness.
Breakfast is a great way to fuel your body for the day ahead, but make sure you listen to your body when choosing what to consume in the morning. If you’re still feeling full from dinner the night before, go for something light like a bowl of fresh fruit. If you’re feeling really hungry, make sure to pack your breakfast with foods that will help you feel full, but won’t weigh you down. Some of my favorite filling breakfast options are oatmeal with chopped dates, fresh berries, avocado toast, and sliced bananas.
The Work Day Fit
You have to dress in a way that will help you enter a productive mindset while also keeping comfortable. Our Flight Shirt, Butterfly Shell Top, and Fly Skirt make for a work day fit that is comfortable, chic, and fabulous. Ensuring that your work day outfit is fabulous and comfortable will help you feel motivated to get out of bed and take on the day.
Your mornings don’t have to be a pain, but you have to do them right. Treat yourself with kindness as the day begins and be sure that you feel (in)comfort, (in)style, and (in)couraged before you walk out the door in the morning.