By: Hana Kotb
- Don’t look at your phone
Start your day without external influence. We all reach for our phones as soon as we wake up. We check for any missed calls, emails, Facebook notifications and WhatsApp’s, and then we scroll on over to Instagram to see what everyone has been up to in the past 10 hours we hadn’t checked Instagram in. This takes up time and hinders us from what’s really important: starting our day right and on a positive note. Anything on your phone can probably wait, so unless you’re reaching your phone to turn your alarm off, DON’T look at your phone!
Exercising in the morning gets your blood flowing and into state of action. A good workout should leave you feeling energized and ready to take on the day. It’s also nice to get something you might usually do later on the day out of the way. You’ll feel much more efficient.
Meditation in the morning helps you begin the day in a more centered positive tone. Some studies suggest that meditation helps combat depression and anxiety, while others say that regular meditation may improve pain tolerance. You can meditate at any time of the day or night, but research suggests that the ideal time to meditate is first thing in the morning.
- Start the night before
Start your morning the night before. Prepare for the next day to avoid wasting time. Layout your clothes, meal prep for breakfast (overnight oats, maybe?) and have your bag ready. Every minute counts, especially when you want time to exercise and meditate before your day starts.