Optimise Your Routine.
A morning routine allows you to start your morning with intention, rather than letting the day run away from you. You control the day, the day doesn’t control you. This feeling of being on top of things results in a positive feeling and effect on your entire day.
With The Barisieur, our aim is just that, to help people wake up and get out of bed. Making mornings easier and saving you precious time, all the while sipping on a great cup of coffee or tea.
1. WILL WAKING UP AT 5AM MAKE ME MORE PRODUCTIVE? 😴
The most important thing isn't what time you get out of bed - it's getting in tune with your body clock for a good routine. A healthy morning routine may be the most important thing no matter what time you wake up. Your body actually knows what it should be doing and when. Don't force yourself to be part of the 5 am club if you can't fall asleep before midnight.
2. FOCUS YOUR MIND 💡
Read the news, your favourite magazine, something inspirational or a good book. There will be plenty of time to catch up with work later. Right now take a moment for yourself, slowly wake up and focus the mind.
3. HYDRATE 💦
Keeping your body hydrated as the day starts, helps promote a sustained flow of blood to your skin and releases toxins from your system.
4. ELIMINATE DISTRACTIONS 🔕
Switch up your phone alarm for an alarm clock. Proud owners of The Barisieur know how nice it is to wake up to the smell of fresh coffee instead of the phone ringing and a wave of notifications.
5. EXCERCISE 🔥
Morning workouts are one of the best ways to feel energized, boost your mood, reduce stress and prepare you for your day. You’ll receive an instant energy boost and increased mental clarity that will lead to a productive day at the office.
6. MEDITATE ☺️
Meditation can be beneficial at any hour of the day, but there are undeniable benefits of a short morning meditation becoming as ingrained in your routine as a cup of coffee. Mornings can be the best time of day to incorporate meditation because of their quiet nature.
7. TAKE A COLD SHOWER 😳
A cold shower in the morning does more than wake you up and improve your circulation. The cold and warm stimuli constrict and dilate your blood vessels, which strengthens your immune system. It also reduces sore muscles and supports recovery after sports.
8. SCHEDULE YOUR DAY ✍️
Make a list of tasks you want to complete by the end of the day. Try to be realistic about your efficiency instead of creating a lengthy list of tasks that will be impossible to complete.
9. WIN THE MORNING 🏆
If it seems daunting to overhaul your morning routine all at once, introduce one new practice a week and see if you notice an improvement. After all, they say if you win the morning, you win the day. Don't we all want to win at life?
10. OWN IT ❤️
There is no suggestion that one small habit is more important than the other. Instead, it’s up to you to find the ones that best work for your situation. The hardest part of starting a morning routine is getting started. Stop hitting the snooze button. Wake up and smell the coffee. Now it’s your turn. Own it.
All the best,