When you wake up in the morning, you’re feeling groggy, unmotivated, wishing you could go back to sleep.
You drag yourself to the bathroom, get cleaned up and then get yourself to work or school with your eyes half-closed.
And you’re just feeling lethargic, lazy and tired throughout the morning.
You get stuff done, the day goes by and before you know it, evening comes around.
Then you come home with your head full of thoughts of work and the things you have to get done in the next day or so and you figured that maybe it’s time to relax and de-stress.
But then you realise you can’t exactly relax since you have to get stuff done or deal with some household chores or take care of the kids.
After all that’s done and when it’s time to go to bed, you’re exhausted but your mind is still running at full speed thinking about work.
When you wake up the next day, the cycle continues.
And again and again every single day.
This is how a ‘typical’ day is like for a lot of us.
What’s not so good about this typical day is that there’s no ‘prepping time’ to get a person started for the day and before they go to bed.
And that’s bad. Both for your mind and your overall well being.
So what do you do when you get up from bed in the morning?
Start off by having a morning routine.
It’s going to impact your morning and the rest of the day a whole lot more positively.
Everyone has a different morning routine so what you choose to do depends on what you feel energizes you the most and makes you feel good in the morning.
My morning routine consists of drinking a lot of water, journaling, reading, meditating and working out.
All of them done in less than an hour.
And then when night time comes around.
End off your day with a night routine.
My night routine consists of drinking water, watching a funny video on Youtube and reading positive affirmations.
It’s simple and short but it preps the mind and mood for optimal sleep.
If you don’t already have a morning and night routine, it’s about time you invested some of your time in the morning after you wake up and at night before you go to bed into such routines.
The routines don’t have to take up a lot of time too. It could just be half an hour or even lesser, as long as you get into a routine where you’re prepping the mind and body positively.
Do that and good things will be sure to follow.