Ideally, we all wish we could wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day. However, most of us can't face the morning rise without a fresh cup of coffee to wake us up. Take these five tips into consideration to improve the morning slump.
1) Become an early riser
This is often easier said than done, but you will surely thank yourself when you master the art. Waking up refreshed instead of groggy is a game changer and can be accomplished by one simple rule: get your full 8 hours of sleep. Even if this means sacrificing your favorite primitive show, use DVR and collect your Z's. And most importantly, you will have so much time saved from hitting snooze that you'll save time from rushing around!
2) Choose a motivational mug
A simple switch to a motivational mug can seriously lighten your morning mood. Not only does it have the important job of holding your magic coffee or tea, but it's a subtle reminder not to take everything so seriously. Plus, finding adorable mugs can become quite an addictive hobby, so clear out your cabinet space!
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3) Mix in Audio
Whether it's a favorite radio station or a personal playlist, music truly does improve your mood. Sing your heart out! Music will help you focus getting out of the door on time and distract you from negative thoughts. As well, audiobooks that can be downloaded onto your phone and played in your car is an awesome way to expand your intellect and productivity on your daily commute to work.
4) Send a Thoughtful Text
Communication is important. Telling your loved ones, or even a friend you haven't spoken to in a while, that you're thinking of them is a sure turn-around for any one's day. Even if there's only time for a good morning and emoji text, the receiving end will be more than thankful for a great early start.
5) Change up your wardrobe
Picking your outfit is half the battle in the morning- so cut out that wasted time by laying out your clothes the night before. If you have enough time, or feel extra motivated, fitting in an early workout or packing gym clothes is a great motivator and easy endorphin booster before you start your day. Remember the excitement before picture day would keep you up at night as a kid? A new outfit or vibrant accessory is a great way to renew yourself and feel confident in the morning. It especially allows you to look forward to waking up!
If you have extra time in the morning, reflection is a solid way to boost your mood. Whether it's silently to yourself while brushing your teeth or jotting your gratitude in a planner of journal, there's only gain from thanks and positivity!
Hope these 6 tips will brighten up your morning routine. What's your favorite mood-boosting tip?