If you’re someone who has good intentions to get up as soon as your alarm goes off but find you hit the ‘snooze’ button a few times and lose that early start, it could be time to rethink your morning routine. Introducing some easy techniques to help you start as you mean to go on can help you set the tone for the rest of the day.
There are some simple ways to get ready for the day ahead. Here are some ideas to try out.
- Get into a good routine
Do you feel like you can’t start the day without a caffeine hit? If so, you’re not alone. Around 80% of the country need to head to the high street for a coffee boost. But instead of relying on a hot drink to wake you up, why not plan ahead to that morning alarm?
Getting to bed early can help you to get all the sleep you need so that when 7am rolls around, you’re refreshed and ready to get up. If you struggle to nod off, give yourself some extra time to relax. By reshuffling your bedtime from 11pm to 9.30pm, you are allowing yourself the time to switch off from the day.
- Prep your wardrobe
Arranging your outfit the day before can prevent that morning panic when you realise you forgot to wash the dress you planned to wear today. Spend some time on working out what you’d like to wear tomorrow before you head to bed tonight to avoid feeling frazzled first thing.
If you’ve been meaning to sort out your summer work wardrobe, you may need to set aside a weekend to update everything. As we head into the new season, now could also be the perfect time to rethink your wardrobe setup. If you have the space in your home, a walk-in wardrobe could be exactly what you need to get everything organised. Specialists such as Hammonds offer a virtual design service so you can visualise how it could look in your home.
- Create a to-do list
If you always feel like you arrive at your desk to a million tasks, you might feel like things are getting on top of you. To help you figure out what’s coming up, try making a to-do list for the following day before you finish work.
By having tasks all set out and ready to go, you can steadily make your way through them and start the day feeling like you’re in control.
- Make a playlist
Music can make us feel good. There are plenty of songs that are specifically designed to get us up and moving. Whether you love to move to something retro like Whigfield’s Saturday Night or you blast out Lizzo at any given opportunity, get your favourites added to your playlist and hit play when you get up to start the day to the soundtrack you love.
- Prep your meals
Another way to save time and get organised for the day ahead is to plan your meals early on in the week. Work out what you want to eat for breakfast and make your lunch the night before so all you need to do is grab it from the fridge and go in the morning.
What will you try to get your day started?