How to Set Your Mornings Up to be More Productive

Happy Thursday lovelies!
I am a morning person. I admit, it's been a bit rough in relationships because no one has ever been as early a riser as me. I get up at 6 in the morning on weekends, even though I have nowhere to be, and I end up bugging the crap out of the people around me whose internal clocks aren't on Tokyo time like mine is. 
I've been reading articles lately about how the way you use your mornings can really set the tone for the rest of your day. In fact, getting up just 10 minutes earlier than you normally do can give you so many health benefits as eating fewer calories throughout the day, getting better quality sleep at night and being more productive! 
I've researched a few ways to use your mornings to set yourself up for a productive afternoon:


  • Make your bed: Studies show that when you can check off one task, even a small one, off your to-do list, it sets the tone for the rest of your day. Knowing you accomplished something (even if it's just making your bed) can help you get going on bigger projects in the afternoon.
  • Drink water: Hydration is best when you first wake up and drinking a glass of water in the morning has a lot of health benefits, including weight loss! Plus, it really wakes you up!
  • Get light to moderate exercise: People who exercise in the morning stick to their overall workout plan in general and burn calories faster and more efficiently. It will also help you feel refreshed and ready to take on the rest of your day once you get done!
  • Eat breakfast: I'll be the first to admit, this is something I'm working on but it's really important to eat a balanced meal in the morning. Being a regular breakfaster improves the quality of your diet and lowers your risk of obesity. 
Do you have any other tips for starting your day off right? Let me know in the comments!

8 comments

  1. I'm so jealous of your ability to naturally be an early riser! I need to get better about drinking water first thing-- I always go straight for the coffee!

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  2. Omg, so jealous you're a morning person- I wish I could say the same! But I DO always make my bed before leaving the house; I'm OCD and just can't leave it unmade, haha. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  3. These really are fantastic tips for making the mornings better. I am the opposite of you and I hate mornings, and I love to sleep in on the weekends if I can. I really need to be drinking more water and eating breakfast so thanks for the reminders of the benefits!

    Rebecca
    http://www.winnipegstyle.ca/blog/

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  4. Making a bed makes alllll the difference to me!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  5. Now I'm happy, dear Deborah, I'm doing at least 3 points you recommend here - normally I only don't make my bed :) Although I'm not a morning person I try to get up early as I know the day starts much better! But I assume I will never be a moring person by heart like you.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    Giveaway: What are you Going to Do for € 100?
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  6. Great tips. I almost never make my bed, but I really should....I'm usually too busy making lunch, feeding my rabbit, and making my breakfast haha.
    Blue Jazzmin

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  7. I am doing all of them. Some Yoga asanas also help ;)

    Regards,

    www.agirlinafrica.com

    Diana

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  8. you can bug me - im probably awake when your awake cause of the time zone difference lol. i pretty much do the same #s 2, 3, 4 except making my bed. im feel embarrassed haha! i do like to kick start my day also by checking my to do list on my phone, then reading my devotional passage for that day, and then checking mails and social medias. it gives my body time to wake up before my stretching exercise routine :) love this post btw - you know i always lookup to you when it comes to being successful / healthy i feel like you are such a disciplined person :)

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