If you want to know how to get more energy and kick start your day - we’ve got it covered!
How you start your morning has a considerable influence on the rest of the day. Starting in a frantic rush where everything is stressful and hurried, and you’re only setting yourself up for failure.
Despite what you might have heard, a productive and positive morning routine doesn’t need to mean getting up at the crack of dawn. Sure, early risers have a significant advantage over us night owls, but that doesn’t mean they are the only ones who can start the day with energy and positivity.
In this guide, you’re going to learn how to get more energy, create an awesome morning routine and how to get more energy and motivation for whatever the world throws at you.
1. Give Yourself Sufficient Time to Wake up
We know we promised that you wouldn’t have to get up early if you don’t want to - but hear us out!
Giving yourself enough time to wake up can be as simple as setting your alarm 30 minutes earlier to allow your mind and body a little more time to adjust from sleeping to awake.
This extra time in the morning is a wonderful opportunity to practice a little mindfulness and gratitude, or simply snooze your alarm and enjoy a “bonus” nap before your day gets started.
2. Let the Sunshine in
The circadian rhythm is the body’s natural timekeeper, dictating when you feel alert or sleepy. This rhythm is heavily influenced by light, making you feel more awake when the sun is shining and sleepy when it’s dark.
Therefore, one of the best things you can do when you wake up is to throw open the curtains and give yourself a face full of natural, wonderful, energy-boosting sunlight.
Similarly, at night, set yourself up for a successful morning by limiting light. Our gorgeous Luna Eyes eye mask is a great way to combine a light-free slumber, thanks to blackout properties, with the benefits of a wonderfully soothing scent to improve your sleep and boost your morning energy levels.
3. Make Your Bed!
This step might make you feel like you’re back in your childhood bedroom being scolded by your parents, but they did have a point!
Making your bed is a simple accomplishment that will make you feel more organised, in control, and ready to handle the next challenge. Not to mention that getting into a made bed at night is far more comfortable and satisfying.
4. Exercise for Energy
If you’ve been wondering how to get more energy in the mornings for most of your life, exercise is the answer!
Studies show that exercising first thing is a fantastic way to energise the body and mind, get the blood flowing, and make you feel ready to face the day.
Try a yoga practice, short walk, star jumps, or even dancing around the kitchen. Whatever it is that helps to raise your mojo!
For extra benefits, exercise outdoors to combine the energy-giving effects of a workout with fresh air and natural daylight.
5. Fuel the Body
If your morning routine is already hectic, with a mad rush out the door, it’s easy to skip breakfast in favour of an on-the-go coffee or maybe a breakfast bar, but they don’t say breakfast is the most important meal of the day for nothing!
A high-protein, high-fibre breakfast will boost your energy levels, ensuring you have the fuel you need to complete your morning tasks more efficiently.
A nutritious breakfast will also improve your ability to concentrate and focus. We’re huge fans of poached eggs and smashed avocados on sourdough. Honestly, we could eat that concoction every day!
6. Fuel the Mind (with Music)
It’s not just the body that requires fuel to start the day, be sure to give your mind and soul some fuel, too, with upbeat music that puts you in a great mood.
Set your alarm clock to your favourite radio station or connect it to a feel-good playlist, crank up the tunes while you make breakfast, and have a little “happy” dance while you dress or brush your teeth.
Never underestimate the power of music for good-mood vibes that will last the whole day.
7. Set Your Intentions
Look at the morning routines of any successful person and chances are they incorporate some form of intention-setting in the morning. Not only will this help you prioritise and organise your day, but setting intentions is a great way to get more energy and motivation for the day.
To stop yourself from feeling overwhelmed, try writing down the most important 3-5 things you need to do from highest to lowest priority.
This step is also an excellent opportunity to practice some mindfulness. Light a scented candle (our Revive candle is great for clearing and refocusing the mind), or add a few drops of essential oil to a diffuser and try a guided meditation to mentally prepare yourself for the day ahead.
And remember - don’t beat yourself up if you’re not an early bird!
In our modern society, it can feel impossible to have a productive morning without getting up at the crack of dawn. But even if you’re not a natural early bird, these simple steps will help you find the energy you need to face the day and help make your mornings less stressful.
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