There are two kinds of people in the world: morning people, and well, the snooze crew. Let’s face it, getting up at the crack of dawn isn’t easy for all of us and a lot of the time it affects how productive we are throughout our day. Many people swear by their morning cup of coffee while others jump on the treadmill to wake up.
But the things you do (or don’t do) can affect the outlook of your day a bit more than you think So without further ado, here are 3 Don’ts for a successful morning routine:
Don’t Hit Snooze! We’ve all been there, “Just 5 more minutes and then I’m going to get up.”Twenty minutes later, you’re still in bed and you jolt up in a panic when you realize you’re still face-down in the pillow. Pushing that snooze button can set the mood for your entire day. By getting up with the first alarm, you avoid lingering in and out of sleep dragging out your early morning haze. Enjoying those extra few minutes without reaching deep REM won’t make you feel any more rested.
Don’t Skip Breakfast Do you hear that? It’s your future calling! Oh no wait, that’s your stomach growling. Mother always said breakfast is the most important meal of the day and she’s got a good point. Skipping breakfast can mess with your metabolism, affecting your blood sugar and energy levels throughout the day. According to consumerreports.org, skipping breakfast may also inhibit your mental sharpness, while sitting down and eating a balanced breakfast with fiber and protein can boost memory, energy, focus, creativity and more!
Don’t dwell on the negative Starting the morning off on a bad note can ruin your outlook on your entire day. Had a fight with someone you love the night before? Dreading the to-do list you have to complete by the end of the day? Taking a step back and focusing on what you’re thankful for can help to create a “take on the world” attitude from the time you wake up!
So there you have it, 3 things to avoid in order to kick-start a successful day!