Having a good morning routine really does set you up for success. A lot of you have seen my 4am morning routine I posted on instagram recently, and since then, I’ve been getting SO many questions about how I actually built this routine for myself. Ever since I started implementing these strategies, I’ve been finding it easier to wake up and have a productive start to my day.
Whether you want to wake up at 4am or 9am, having a good morning routine will elevate your entire day. Want to learn how? Keep on reading!
Establish your bedtime and wake up time
This may sound obvious, but the first step to creating a morning routine is to actually establish a regular sleep schedule. To ensure you will get at least 7 hours sleep, plan what time you would need to go to bed each day to wake up at your desired time. Once you’ve figured this out, try sticking to your bedtime as best as possible to make waking up the next day even easier.
Do NOT snooze your alarm
I know your first instinct is to roll over and press snooze, but I promise, if you actually get up when your alarm goes off, it’s so much easier. When you press snooze and fall back asleep, you end up feeling groggy and more tired than if you just woke up when your alarm went off in the first place!
Lay out your clothes the night before
I literally sleep with my track pants and hoodie right next to my bed, so that when I wake up, I don’t have to go rummaging through drawers to try and find my clothes. Laying your clothes out the night before honestly makes it so much easier to get out of bed because you don’t even have to think about it!
Did you know dehydration is one of the major causes of fatigue? This is because a lack of hydration makes it harder for oxygen to be transported around the body. Considering you’ve just been asleep for around 8 hours, it’s super important to start drinking water soon upon waking up so you can rehydrate yourself. Aim to drink one glass of water as soon as you wake up!
Eat your breakfast
Food is fuel - this is especially important for those who wake up super early like me! I love to start my day with a nutritious, filling breakfast. My absolute go-to is my egg white scramble, because it gives me plenty of protein, carbs and fats to help me feel full whilst giving me energy to start my day. My other fave is protein oats made with Choc Caramel OxyWhey- you really can’t go wrong with that!
Make time for self-care
Who said self-care is only for the evenings? You should be starting your day with some self-care too! This may include using a face mask, putting your makeup on, reading a book, or even starting the day with some meditation. This self-care time can really help set you up for a successful and positive day.
Move your body
Whether it's going for a walk or doing an LSF workout, moving your body in a way that makes you happy will help you get one step closer towards your fitness goals whilst boosting your mood and energy along the way. I do like to train in the morning, but even if I’m training in the afternoon, I still like to walk my dog in the morning to get some fresh air and start my day with productivity.
Whilst it can take time for you to get into routine, actively trying to improve your mornings will make a massive difference to your mood, energy, productivity and fitness goals. Regardless of the time you want to wake up, creating a morning routine that works for you will positively impact your entire day. I hope you’ve found my tips helpful!