BRI, I WAKE UP HELLA EARLY AND THERE’S NO WAY I CAN GET UP EARLIER.
Stop yelling at me. Honestly if that’s relatable, you can’t afford to not lock down an a.m. routine.
WHERE DO WE START?
Figure out how much time it will take to get everything done without feeling rushed (tip: prep the night before is key - laying out clothes, prepping meals). Having time to sip your coffee (or tea!) and move slowly from task to task will transfer into an overall sense of well-being for your work, training, etc.
There is no right or wrong way. Pick a couple to start and when you mess up or skip a day, which will happen, keep going.
1. STOP snoozing!
The body operates on a crazy cool internal clock, and some processes (such as raising your internal body temp) start 1-2 hours before you normally wake up. The more your snooze and repeat the more you confuse your brain, so you’ll probably feel more out of it even though you actually spent extra time in bed.
2. Crush your bedtime routine so you’re refreshed and ready for the day – check out my post “Creating a Bedtime Routine” for more.
3. Get a Phillips Sunrise Simulating Clock
It sets to a gradually building light and/or sounds that will start your day off WAY better.
4. Don’t touch your phone until you’ve completed your morning routine - this one is by far most impactful for me.
5. Avoid coffee before food – I know #sacrilege. Coffee on an empty stomach is kiinda like throwin’ kerosene on a fire.