ExecutiveChronicles | Magnificent Mornings – 5 Tips For Perfecting Your Morning Routine | Are you looking to create the kind of morning that makes the most of this sacred time of the day? Check out these five tips for perfecting your morning routine:
1. Make Coffee Your Spirit Animal
Coffee is perhaps the one thing on earth that could rival dogs for the position of humanity’s best friend. For many people, the perfect morning routine simply must involve a fantastic cup (or three) of the good stuff.
To save some money and to get a quality fix, use the best coffee beans, grind them yourself, and use your favorite coffee maker to whip up a delicious, fresh brew. Try some latte art, and you’ve not only fed your inner caffeine monster, but you’ve been creative too. Don’t forget to post your creations on Instagram – even if your hearts look a little too phallic!
2. Faceplant Vitamins
Breakfast gives your body the fuel it needs to power through the day. It’s best to go for something quick and satisfying that’s packed full of all of the vitamins and minerals. We love a good smoothie because all it demands from you is collecting ingredients and pressing a button. It’s hydrating, easy to consume, and you can drink it on the go in a reusable cup.
Smoothies also pair well with your morning cup of coffee as they’re quick and easy to digest. This means you won’t have anything heavy slowing you down when you’re trying to amp up for the day.
3. Get All Up In Nature’s Face
Nature is like a smoothie for the soul. It’s emotionally nutritious, visually delicious, and it’s endlessly good for you. For the best morning routine, you should spend a good five minutes or more appreciating nature. Make the neighbors think you’ve finally lost it and try some earthing out on your lawn. If you’re not that bold, even just peeking through the curtains and seeing what the birds are up to will do your mind and body some good.
Connecting with nature is the best way to start the day, especially if you combine it with a stroll or run because you get the bonus of endorphins then too.
4. Hold That Swiping Finger Back!
Americans spend on average two hours and three minutes on social media every day. The urge is to get swiping the moment your eyes open because social media has been designed to get us hooked on interaction with our posts. We’re equally hooked on staying up to date with the posts of others.
This is not a very mindful thing to do, and in reality, you are better off taking ten minutes to stretch, look at the birds outside, and be in your own moment. Depressing world news and funny cats can wait. Unless, of course, it’s your own cat – then you should never wait to share a bit of affection.
5. Sniff Your Way To Awake
Scent, memory, and emotion are all connected, which means you can use your favorite smell to give your morning routine a boost. Whether peppermint gets you feeling perky or a touch of vanilla sweetens the process of getting out of bed, enjoying scents is a great way to get your brain into the morning mood.
“Waking up early, connecting with nature, and having my quiet time are priorities to me, and they are non-negotiable.” – Danette May
Hopefully, these tips have you excited to squeeze more out of your morning routine, so you can get the day off to a great start, whatever your plans may be.