Weekday mornings can be a real drag if you’re not looking forward to them. However, it’s necessary to wake up and smell the coffee because what you do in those early hours influences how the rest of the day goes. And this theory is well supported by the Forbes report on how successful people start their day. Admittedly, not everybody is a morning person nor can say uncomplicated weekday mornings are easy to achieve, and it can be tough adjusting to such routines. There’s some hope for you because here you’ll find some upbeat ways to accomplish those uncomplicated weekday mornings.
DO A QUICK MORNING WORKOUT
Believe it or not, a fifteen to thirty-minute morning work-out is enough to produce brain secretions (dopamine) to put you in the right work mood. As already mentioned in the introduction, because not everyone is wired to be all perky in the mornings, a simple exercise can do the magic. Even without an exercise machine in your home, aerobics such as skipping is an excellent work-out session. Moreover, many more people (especially ladies) opt for quick yoga sessions that incorporate stretching and deep breathing in their routines.
Famous gym instructors such as Jen Setler, Billy Blanks, and Joe Wicks all believe purposeful active movements that accelerate your breathing and heartbeat are good. Another notable instructor, Tracy Anderson, believes that stationary running upon waking up in the bedroom helps the joints and nerves contribute to your total wellbeing, especially in the mornings.
START OFF WITH A GOOD BREAKFAST
There’s a reason dieticians and nutritionists keep hammering on breakfast as the most important meal of the day. A healthy breakfast sets your body’s metabolism in motion and helps provide and regulate the necessary sugars you need to be energized. Look at it from this perspective: during the seven hours of sleep, your body undergoes involuntary fast as internal organs, and body cells embark on a self-repair mission. Upon waking up in the morning, it’s critical to provide nourishment for your fasting body.
For some people, a caffeine-boosting hot beverage first thing in the morning is the needed spark they require. But, what if you had the choice to spin your breakfast with other equally healthy alternatives. For example, bubble tea is another option you can look at. Its caffeine-boosting properties can easily make up for your daily cup of coffee.
CREATE A TO-DO LIST ON SUNDAY
Nobody has gone wrong by planning their day ahead of time, and that’s a habit you should adopt. Although your Sundays are supposed to be relaxing and prepare you psychologically for the working week ahead, it’s also the best day to schedule your week. The advice is to do this as much as you can. Indeed, not everything will pan out the way you want during the week, but it helps to draw a plan to act as a guideline.
To make it even more useful, dedicate an hour of your Sunday to plan tasks and responsibilities from Monday to Friday. In most cases, it’s more comfortable and convenient to do when your schedule is predictable. On the other hand, even with some level of unpredictability, your plan could act as a temporal blueprint to help you focus on weekly tasks and goals.
The way you begin your weekday mornings can have a direct influence on how it ends. So these simple tips should help you plan for those coveted uncomplicated weekday mornings. If you’re new at it, admittedly, it’ll be challenging initially. With time however it will become a walk in the park. So consider it as building momentum for positive outcomes.
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