5 Morning Routines of Energized & Confident People
Some mornings we SPRING out of bed! Others…it’s a struggle. In the same way that skipping breakfast can throw off your schedule, not having a sound morning routine can make you feel discombobulated and is often the reason why we feel sluggish and less confident to tackle our daily goals.
How you begin your day can affect everything: from your positivity to productivity; your drive to your determination. What can we do to change our routine to best ensure we hit each morning with a boost of energy and a smile? Lucky for you, we’ve done all the research. Below are the habits the world’s healthiest, most productive and confident people do every day. Add these tips and tricks into your new routine and you’ll never hit “snooze” again.
1) A Good Night’s Sleep
DID YOU KNOW? Your morning routine actually begins the night before! Make bedtime a priority by hitting the hay around the same time every night. Aim for 7-8 hours of beauty rest and make sure you disengage from all screens at least 1-2 hours before bed. Studies have shown that excessive iPhone or laptop use before sleep affects your REM cycle and leaves you groggy the next day.
WE RECOMMEND: A soothing face mask before bed, and our personal favorite is Avene’s Soothing Moisture Mask, available at Walmart
2) Drink Water as Soon as you Wake
DID YOU KNOW? Starting your day off with water is key to your day, as you have dehydrated your body through the night. Make sure to down a full glass upon waking to properly flush out your body’s toxins, leaving you livelier and more energized.
WE RECOMMEND: A hydrating face spray such as Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herb and Rosewater (at only $7!!)
3) Brief Meditation
DID YOU KNOW? Studies have shown that even just a couple minutes of meditation can help alleviate stress levels throughout your day. Try setting your alarm for 10 minutes earlier and focus on your breathing as your mind wakes up.
WE RECOMMEND: Free apps such as Calm and Headspace that offer quick meditation for mornings that leave you both relaxed and energized.
4) Making a List of Positives
DID YOU KNOW? Studies have shown that making a quick list of your positive qualities in the morning can spike your confidence and productivity incrementally each day.
WE RECOMMEND: Keeping an agenda or journal to jot down your positives (or glance at them for a quick pick-me-up) to keep your energy levels high throughout the day.
5) Dressing For Your Day
DID YOU KNOW? There’s quite a bit of truth to the phrase, “Dress for the job you want.” In our case, it’s the job of a happy and successful person! When you give into self-care and make yourself the most presentable for the world, opportunities will arise and fortune will shine on you. Because let’s face it, when you look good, you feel good!
WE RECOMMEND: Always dress your best, even if you aren’t going into work! Take an extra 10 minutes styling a new hairstyle, or trying a new face wash. Put on your favorite outfit even if you’re working from home. You’ll be amazed at how much this affects your positive outlook.
by Bonnie S