Getting up early to go to work, train or go to school doesn’t have to be a sacrifice. The morning routine should help us start the day in the best way. Fed up with chaotic, stress-filled mornings? We leave you with some tips so you can eliminate the things you are doing wrong in the morning.
Starting the day right is one of the best things we can do. Small actions that can set the pace for the rest of the journey.
THINGS YOU’RE DOING BAD IN THE MORNING: 10 HABTIS YOU SHOULD CHANGE
1. Pick up cell phone
Check emails and social media when you’re out of bed. For starters, the light from the cell phone or tablet screen is too aggressive for the eyes and for the brain that is now waking up and coming out of sleep. On the other hand, avoid starting the day with the anxiety of work tasks that you will have to do only later. The start of the day should be yours alone. A simple habit to change, in this list of things you are doing wrong in the morning and that makes all the difference.
2. Setting the alarm clock at a time you will not comply
Pressing the snooze button 20 times does nothing good. Start the day in the worst way and when you realize you can even be late. It is preferable to set the device to a realistic time and get up as soon as the alarm goes off.
3. Not having the laundry ready since the night before
Spending five minutes the night before preparing your clothes for the next day is one of the best habits you can acquire. When you wake up and go to the bathroom, you don’t have to worry about opening cupboards and worrying about what to wear. Saves time and worry.
4. Turn on the television
If it’s night time, the light from the TV screen can make you unable to sleep, in the morning, turning on the TV can bring you other problems. How many times have you been distracted by watching something and been late? It’s best to keep the television off, or watch it while having breakfast.
5. Doing chores that you didn’t finish the night before
The solution to this issue is, in fact, to fight the laziness of the night before, and wash all the dinner dishes, fold those clothes that are already washed, iron… Small actions that you don’t have to worry about anymore , much less in the morning, when you want to start the day with peace of mind.
6. Not having breakfast
Essential in this list of things you are doing wrong in the morning. Even if you don’t wake up with an appetite, even if you think you don’t need to eat… Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and leaving home without eating can be a big mistake. Energy levels are low and you never know when you might be able to eat something nutritious.
7. Not drink water
Starting the day with a glass of water (some people like to add lemon drops and a little ginger to help kick-start the metabolism) is a very healthy habit. The overwhelming majority of Portuguese people do not drink the recommended amount of water, so starting first thing in the morning is a help and motivation to continue doing so.
8. Postpone washing clothes
Let’s highlight this aspect of the set of household chores that you keep putting off, because of the implications it can have on your day-to-day and your morning routine. You have an important day and you want that blazer to take to a meeting, you are in a good mood and you want to wear your favorite pants… There is nothing that makes getting dressed in the morning more complicated than not having your clothes washed. So don’t put off the washing machine you can do today for tomorrow. Keep your clothes “up to date”.
9. Not checking the weather
Even when you prepare your clothes the day before, things can change… After all, it’s going to be hot, the sweater you chose no longer fits and you don’t want to wear boots. Changing clothes will end up being late, so it’s best to prepare yourself and anticipate the issue. Ideally, check the weather before bed or look out the window in the morning, and make the necessary changes quickly.
10. Not make the bed
Yes, this is one of the things that is making you sick in the morning. Yes, we know that it is an action that will take you a few minutes. Know, however, that there are many studies at the psychological level, which guarantee that making bed first thing in the morning is associated with an increase in productivity throughout the day. It’s a good habit that will give you a sense of accomplishment and motivate you to get things done throughout the day.