Five Tips: How to Make the Most Out of Your Mornings

Mornings are a sacred time for all of us.

I, for one, do not want to be talked to, yelled at, or bothered in the morning. I especially do not want to be woken up in the morning out of a dream. Especially if it was a nice dream.

Over quarantine, I found an exemplary way to make the most out of my mornings without coffee or waking up late.

Here are my secrets:

  1. Do some stretches in the morning.

    It’s a great way to get your blood pumping into your muscles and brain. Besides, your muscles get to be more flexible and limber.

    I find it helpful to do this in silence. It’s being in the moment.
  2. No phone until an hour after you have woken up.

    I had to change the wording of this one so I would not be a hypocrite. This was originally supposed to say “No technology until an hour after you have woken up.” But after I do my stretches, I usually get typing on my blog on my computer.

    You should not actually look at any screens an hour after you woke up. Not only is it horrible for your eyes, your brain turns into mush.

    I’ve stayed off of my phone; my computer will probably have to stay until school starts again; the morning is when I work on my blog.

    But, really, staying off technology will allow your brain to take its time and wake up. Scrolling through Instagram in the early morning is not bound to get your brain rushing. Do some puzzles or something. Write stuff. Do things that get the thoughts and the creative side of your brain flowing.
  3. Eat a good breakfast.

    Almost all my friends don’t eat breakfast. If they do, it consists of cereal. That’s it.

    Why?

    Breakfast sets you off with a full stomach; you don’t have to wait until lunch to eat. Also, a good breakfast is bound to get your brain running, and you need your brain running when going to school or working. I need food in my stomach because I need the energy to make it through my day.
  4. Start early!

    I go to sleep at 9 pm. I wake up at 5:30am. Usually, I end up waking up at 6:30 am, but quarantine has caused me to get up earlier.

    Getting started earlier allows you to have more time in the day. Your mind is also sharper in the morning.

    But… don’t force yourself to get up. You’re going to end up in a bad mood; your brain will copy your bad mood, and will not work. Believe me, I know.
  5. Plan.

    I have a routine I do every morning. I get out of bed quietly, dress quietly, stretch quietly, and go outside and work on my blog quietly while listening to music quietly.

    Having a routine allows you to make the most out of your morning. If your daily schedule tends to change, plan your schedule the night before. Again, this allows you to maximize your morning experience.

And those are five tips on how to make the most of your morning! Again, I am just one person who may not know all the tricks in being the most effective person in the morning. Feel free to submit your thoughts in the comments!

Lots of love, and wake up,

Jess

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