3 Things to Avoid in Your Morning Routine
It’s easy to rush through the motions when it comes to your morning routine. Mostly because we are all pressed for time, and preoccupied with thinking about all the tasks we have to accomplish on any given day, and too tired to think about adding more to our daily grind. I’m a believer that simplifying your morning routine rather than adding to it is more productive, sustainable AND will help foster more happiness in the long run.
- Avoid a BIG breakfast.
Right when your body wakes up, your metabolism is the most sluggish. If you eat a large breakfast, your body becomes lethargic when trying to digest so much at once. So aim for a balanced yet lighter breakfast, unless you plan to workout right away when you wake up and are looking to fuel up.
- In between cups of coffee, drink warm lemon water or decaf tea.
Another thing that backfires is having too much caffeine right away. Don’t get me wrong, I love my 2 cups of coffee, but pacing yourself is a smart way to avoid the crash that happens later when you have TOO much caffeine at once.
- Avoid “the scrolls” on social media.
We all get “the scrolls” sometimes. You open your Facebook app in an attempt to get out of bed, and you end up scrolling down the timeline for 15 minutes, and while you’re at it, why not Instagram next? Not only have I found it really puts my mind in an unsettling place right away in the morning, but it also doesn’t give me time to experience the quiet peace that mornings offer. Instead, try writing down three things you are thankful for or three things you want to accomplish for the day. Turning to paper instead of your phone can help keep you present while your body and mind wake up.
What helps you wake up the in the A.M.? Do you have any routines you’ve set in place to help your day get going? OR Are there things you try to avoid in the morning?! Let us know=)