I love mornings. There is something really serene about the day when it is just beginning, and I love to experience it. That doesn’t mean that I am immune to morning crankiness or inefficiency, though. Throughout the past few months, I have been trying different ways to make my mornings easier and run more smoothly. In today’s post, I am sharing 3 good habits to start your morning.
Good Habits to Start Your Morning
waking up earlier
Recently, I have been waking up every morning at 5 am. I don’t have class until 10 am most days, so now I have a lot of extra time to get ready, eat breakfast, and catch up on work. Of course, this requires me to go to bed earlier, but it works because I sleep during the time that previously I would have wasted scrolling through Twitter. Then, with the time I gain, I can be productive. It saves me from going to class grumpy because I have time to ease into the morning.
Don’t be confused, I’ve always showered. I just did it before bed. However, I found that morning showers work best for me since it wakes me up a bit. Also, it’s a small way to pamper myself before the day starts. In addition to all of that, I get to go out with fresh hair, and I feel better about myself.
Meditation is something that I tried to do years ago but didn’t keep up. Recently, I recommitted, and I am so happy that I did. It’s great to use when I need a refresh, and I definitely consider it one of my good habits to start my day. I use the app Headspace for easy meditation packs, and I typically to the 10 minute version (though I will do 15-20 minutes on weekends). Meditating before class helps me because I can focus my energy and remind myself throughout the day to “flash” the exercises whenever I find my mind drifting. It comes in handy when my professors are going on and on about something I’m not interested in.
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Mornings are my favorite time of day, and I am always searching for ways to make them better. Waking up earlier, showering in the morning, and meditating have all made immense differences in my day, and I recommend them as good habits to start your morning. What are your favorite morning habits? Let me know in the comment section down below.
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