Updated: May 1, 2021
Best Ideas to Get Your Day Started
Mornings can feel so hectic, from thinking of what to have for breakfast, rushing into the shower, or deciding what you want to wear. At times it may even feel like you’ve already had a whole day before you even get to work or get started with your daily tasks. If this seems to be the case for you, then creating a morning routine may just be the answer to helping you navigate your morning with ease. Here we’ll be giving you some of the best morning routine tips for an efficient and successful morning routine that is sure to get your day started on the right foot!
"Creating a morning routine may just be the answer to helping you navigate your morning with ease."
CREATING BETTER HABITS
We firmly believe that your morning can make or break the tone of your day, and creating better habits is a simple way to create a successful morning routine. This may seem like an obvious answer, but taking out the things that slow you down, and implementing new habits will truly have your morning routine feeling more productive in no time. We hope to spark some motivation and inspire you to make new changes to your routine with some of the tips listed below.
"Implementing new habits will have your morning routine feeling more productive in no time."
Making a Checklist
Creating a checklist is a simple way of creating a morning routine that feels more structured and organized. Writing a checklist that feels intentional will allow you to start your morning at ease and will eliminate the stress of feeling like you didn't accomplish everything you intended to do before starting your day. Something as simple as keeping a planner at your nightstand is an easy way to start creating checklists before you go to bed, or when you wake up in the morning.
"Creating a checklist is a simple way of creating a morning routine that feels more structured and organized."
Beginning to think about your morning the night before can make the world of a difference during your morning routine. Creating habits, such as prepping your breakfast the night before, will not only eliminate the stress of deciding what you want to eat when you’re in a time crunch, but also ensures that you can get a meal in before starting your day.
If you find that you won’t be having time to prepare any breakfast on a particular morning, you can also plan ahead by deciding what restaurant to order a quick breakfast from. Many of your favorite spots such as Toasty are quick and easy to order from on apps like UberEats. This allows you to order almost anything for breakfast, from avocado toast to an acai bowl in a matter of minutes, making it one less thing to think about in the morning.
"Beginning to think about your morning the night before can make the world of a difference during your morning routine."
Setting Your Alarm
Like our team at Toasty, we're sure many of you have fallen victim to sleeping right through your alarm. The feeling of stress once you finally make it out of bed makes it difficult to feel optimistic about the day ahead. Setting your alarm a few minutes before you intend to wake up might seem like the right answer to this problem. But what happens when you just keep snoozing?
Instead, try placing your alarm somewhere that will require you to get out of bed and turn it off. This is sure to get you up right away, and give you enough time to check everything off your morning checklist. You can also look into a ringtone or alarm clock that has a soothing tone, rather than a sound that will cause displeasure first thing in the morning.
"Placing your alarm somewhere that will require you to get out of bed and turn it off... is sure to get you up right away."
Just like creating new habits, instilling self care steps into your morning routine allows you to become more centered with yourself before you go out and face the world. Simple actions, like writing in a journal, or lighting a candle while you do your skincare, can truly allow you to have a moment of peace where you can gather all your thoughts and set the tone for your day.
Setting some time aside in the morning to exercise is a healthy way to start your morning and get you feeling more energized. We don’t blame you if you decide to have your morning cup of coffee, but 15 minutes of exercise is sure to give you a nice boost of energy as well. Anything from a quick cardio or pilates routine will have you feeling ready to face the day.
"Exercise is a healthy way to start your morning and get you feeling more energized."
If you find that you prefer to exercise in the afternoon, meditation can be a great alternative during your morning routine. You can either listen to a guided meditation or simply light a candle while listening to some calming music. This will give you time to breathe, center yourself, and gather all your thoughts. You’ll find that implementing this step into your routine will help you create a more positive attitude before starting your day.
Creating a skincare routine is another easy way of implementing self care into your morning. Adding a skincare routine during our mornings makes us feel more comfortable in our own skin -- which in turn allows us to face the day with more confidence. Taking the time to find products that address your personal skincare needs does not require much effort; there are tons of skin care specialists and bloggers on the internet willing to give out tips and tricks for an optimal skincare routine. Taking time for yourself while simultaneously taking care of your skin is a win-win and is sure to have you feeling more confident when facing the day ahead.
"Creating a skincare routine is another easy way of implementing self care into your morning."
Setting a positive focus when you first wake up will allow you to go about your day with more intention and optimism. As you awake, it can be nice to stay in bed for a few minutes to gather your thoughts and set your intention for the day. With a journal you can jot down your goals and how you intend to reach them. Writing down in your journal won’t guarantee a perfect day, but it sure can make a difference in the way that you decide to approach any obstacles you may face throughout the day. A journal is also a great place to jot down any affirmations you want to remind yourself of every morning.
"With a journal you can jot down your goals and how you intend to reach them."
Through reading our tips we hope that you found new steps or routine ideas that you feel will mesh well into your personal morning routine. Implementing all of our tips at once can seem intimidating, so start off by implementing steps that you feel your current routine may lack. With time you will find out what works best for you! And remember that if you’re ever in a time crunch and rushing out your door, ordering a quick meal from Toasty is just a click away on UberEats. STAY TOASTY!