With the season changes in full swing by now, it’s easy to feel unsettled and restless because of it. Getting into a routine always helps me get over this, so here are 10 tips on how you can create your own morning and evening routines.
- Wake up at the same time everyday
While this may not always be possible everyday (I get it, I’m a big fan of the weekend sleep in too!), training your body to wake up the same time everyday is key to healthy sleep.
Wake your body up right by stretching slowly. If you practice yoga, it’s good to do it in the morning too.
- Drink water with lemon
Before you even hit the coffee, why not try a refreshing glass of water with lemon instead? It helps with digestive health and rehydrates your body.
- Blast music
I have a morning playlist that I blast when I get ready for the day. It’s filled with upbeat songs that make me happy and sometimes I even have a little dance party of my own in the living room. Definitely a great way to start the day!
- Make your bed
Nothing makes me feel more productive in the morning than making my bed. It gives me a real sense of achievement to know that even before I leave the house, I’ve already ticked off a task.
- Take your make-up off / wash your face
Not only will you feel refreshed, but for me the act of removing my makeup and washing my face also feels like I’m washing off the day.
- Write a to do list
This tip has saved me a lot of time from tossing and turning in bed worrying about everything I need to do the next day! Write your to do list the night before because that way you’ll have a clear mind and all you need to do is review it in the morning!
- Do something relaxing
Whether that’s reading a book, calling a loved one, or writing, I make sure I set aside time to relax and do something that makes me happy.
- Think back on your day and ask yourself what you’re grateful for
This in particular gets me in a good mood for bed and helps put things into perspective after a bad day. There’s always something to be grateful for, even if it’s just the little things like having a warm bed to sleep in!
- Drink a warm non-caffeinated beverage
I don’t know what it is about sipping a warm bevvy before that – whether it’s decaf tea or warm milk with honey (definitely my preferred drink of choice!) but I find slowly enjoying a warm beverage before bed really gets me ready for a good sleep!
I definitely think routines are key to productivity and happier days. Hope these tips help and let us know if you have any more tips for us too!