Wednesday, 21 September 2016

5 Things To Do Every Morning

I, like many of you reading this, wasn't a morning person for a very long time and although I don't think I'll ever be a 5am riser, I have got better at waking up faster. Today I am sharing with you 5 things you should do when you get up. 

Up Your Water Intake | I know not everyone has the ability to wake up 10 or 15 minutes earlier than they usually do, but a few quick changes in the morning can make all the difference to your day. As soon as I get up I like to glug down a glass of water or two to avoid getting the early morning head ache and whilst getting ready, I like to have a glass of water around so I can sip it before I've got to head out the door. 

Make Your Bed | I don't know about you, but I find it far too easy to let my bed make itself in the morning, but when I do make the effort to fold back the sheets and fluff up the pillows I feel much better flopping in to it at the end of the day. If you need to change your bed sheets, getting up 5 minutes earlier to do so might feel like a chore, but when you get back in it with freshly shaven legs and a book at the end of the day, you'll be thanking yourself!

A Shower Routine | It probably goes without saying that a cold shower in the morning can perk you up for the day, but I like to make a routine out of my daily shower. The Original Source Mint and Tea Tree is a must in the morning due to it's refreshing and invigorating scent that wakes me up instantly. I then follow with my usual skincare routine of the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel to nourish and cleanse my complexion and the Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream* to quickly hydrate. Having your shower and skincare routine down to a T can help save time in the morning and set you up for the day ahead. 

Avoid Social Media | I'm lucky as I've got into the habit of waking up a bit earlier, so that I can read for a bit before starting my day. It allows me to wake up slowly and be in the right frame of mind, but if reading isn't your thing then avoiding social media whilst you eat your breakfast or quickly get dressed is a great way to start the day without the thought of the online world on your mind. 

Set One Goal | I try and set a goal every morning for the day ahead whether that be compliment a stranger, complete a hard piece of work you've been putting off or just making it your mission, setting that one goal and completing it can make you feel motivated from the get-go. 

What do you do every morning?

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