Style

The First Thing To Do When You Wake Up In The Morning Is...

January 8, 2016 by Isabel Jones
shefinds | Style

We’ve all been there… lying in bed moments before your alarm sounds, willing it not to, writing that mental to-do list, re-writing that mental to-do list—STOP! Mornings are supposed to be relaxing! Follow these important rituals and you’ll get the most out of your morning and have a more productive day.

Clear your bed and the rest will follow

Zen girl, ZEN. Give your mind a second to enjoy the peace and quiet of early morning. You’ve heard it before, think positive. Seriously, do it. Imagine a relaxed, uncluttered day ahead. Clear out your mind and breathe through oncoming anxiety  — you shouldn’t be stressed out before the day even starts! Experts say a great method for achieving early morning calm is making the bed. It takes about 20 seconds and  — admit it — it feels ridiculously satisfying! It’s such a simple way to regain control when you’re feeling overwhelmed.

Drink up!

We mean water, of course (you can save the hard stuff for the end of the day…) Eight glasses of water is a lot — or at least it sounds like a lot. Instead of admitting defeat at 11pm and four glasses down, get ahead of the game when you first wake up! As tempting as it is to O.D. on caffeine before 9am, your body prefers water (sorry), and some early-morning hydration will make the afternoon slog 10-times more bearable!

Write-it-out

The first few minutes after you wake up is the perfect time to rev up your creativity. Your mind is fresh, and you’re less self-critical than you would be when fully awake. Take a second to jot down your first waking impressions. Better yet, make note of your dreams before you forget them!

Get yo’ jam on

Do you have a special pump-up playlist? You know, the sort of pre-interview/pre-date lip-sync-into-hairbrush type beats…? The kind of playlist that definitely wouldn’t have tracks like “I Gotta Feeling” and Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful.” Yeah, definitely not…

Well, regardless of your music taste, it’s beneficial to listen to your fave tunes first thing in the AM. Positive vibes can take you far, like an entire day!

Crack open your dictionary (app)

Morning is the perfect time to absorb and retain new information, so start small but get that brain movin’! We suggest learning a new word per day — it’s a great way to start your day and better your vocabulary. Win-win!

Don’t forget to check out: How Often Should You Wash Cashmere Sweaters? and The Do’s And Don’ts Of Choosing Paint Colors Based On Your Room’s Mood

[Photo: Tessa Neustadt for Style by Emily Henderson]

 

Tags:

lifestyle, tips

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Fashion

Here Are Four Ways To Shop *And* Give Back On Black Friday

November 21, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Do some good.

Fashion

You Need To Buy This $30 Top From Anthropologie Before It's Gone For Good!

November 20, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Hurry before it sells out!

Fashion

The New Denim Trend That Will Be Everywhere This Winter

November 19, 2018 by Jessica Harrington

Fashion

This Is The World’s Most Flattering Bra For Every Bust Size

November 17, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
You have to check this out!

Fashion

Drop What You're Doing And Get Your Hands On This Cute $21 Sweater ASAP

November 16, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
It's selling fast...

Fashion

This Dress Trend Seemed A Little Unexpected At First But It’s Going To Be Everywhere This Winter

November 16, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
It's perfect for the holidays!

Fashion

FYI, This Is How You Rock A Velvet Bodysuit

November 15, 2018 by Alisha Stacy

Fashion

Here Are Four Ways To Shop *And* Give Back On Black Friday

I'll be the first to admit, it's hard ...

Fashion

I Finally Tried THINX Underwear--Here's What You Need To Know

Like most women, I've been curious about ...

Fashion

FYI, This Is How You Rock A Velvet Bodysuit

I know it doesn't seem possible, but somehow the ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS