FIVE TIPS FOR A BETTER MORNING

September 4, 2017

As someone who doesn’t report to an office, I have the luxury of starting my day whenever (and however) I want. But as my schedule became less structured, the importance of a solid morning routine (and an early one at that) became vital to my success. Do I have to wake up at 6am every day? Absolutely not. But I choose to. A good morning sets the tone for an even better day. So here are some of my tips on starting the day for success.

1) About Last Night
A good morning starts the night before. I always try to tidy up the apartment, wash the dishes, put away the clothes, and write out a to-do list for the next day. So I can wake up to a clean space and a clear mind. Because waking up to last night’s dishes is not exactly the best way to start the day.

2) Don’t Rise & Grind
Printed on coffee mugs and scripted on instagram, the popular social media mantra “rise and grind” is not my favorite approach to starting out your morning. In the first few moments of waking, don’t check your emails or hop onto instagram. Instead of reaching for your phone, try this instead:

3) Drink Up
I start every morning with a glass of lemon water (I infuse sliced lemons in a jar the night before). It’s a great way to reset, refresh, and detox your body first thing in the morning. Plus it energizes you and boosts your metabolism.

And instead of going straight for the coffee, start with a cup of antioxidant-rich green tea. I usually follow up with an essential cup of joe after, but sipping on tea first flushes out the toxins, and is an opportunity to appreciate a nice quiet ritual.

4) Get Moving
It’s vital to enjoy the slow moments of the morning, but I try not to linger too long. After 30-45 minutes I try to get moving. Whether that’s a brisk morning walk, light stretches, or hitting the treadmill—working out releases serotonin in the brain. And sets you up for a great day.

5) Be Mindful
The act of mindfulness is something I try to practice throughout my day, but it’s even more potent in the morning. The definition is pretty self-explanatory: It’s simply being mindful of your actions. From washing your face to brushing your teeth to making your bed, take the time to be thoughtful with your actions. You’ll be surprised at the difference it makes in setting the tone for your day.

24 Comments

  • Reply Jessica September 10, 2017 at 7:23 AM

    I am so guilty about getting on the phone to check e-mails right away. I guess I need to adapt some of your tips here.

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  • Reply Naznin September 9, 2017 at 8:59 AM

    Love these tips! So inspiring! And beautiful pictures! <3
    xx
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  • Reply Eleftherios September 8, 2017 at 10:20 AM

    Very useful tips, i need to start implementing them more ha!

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  • Reply LENA September 7, 2017 at 9:13 AM

    Great tips!

    -Lena
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  • Reply Katya September 7, 2017 at 6:14 AM

    Love your tips! I do enjoy a slow morning and enjoy a cup of drink before getting busy again.

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  • Reply Anika May September 7, 2017 at 6:04 AM

    I always have to get moving or I could lay in bed forever! Great tips :)

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  • Reply Yara Mel September 6, 2017 at 5:24 PM

    Mindfulness is something I’m excited to start!!
    Lovely tips :)

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  • Reply Valeria September 6, 2017 at 3:00 PM

    love your thoughts!
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  • Reply Daria September 6, 2017 at 2:04 PM

    I enjoyed reading your post so much! You listed such useful pieces of advice! To start the day with Insta is the last thing to do.

    XO

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  • Reply Cecilie September 6, 2017 at 3:12 AM

    Great post dear !
    /Cecilie

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  • Reply Sarah-Allegra September 6, 2017 at 1:20 AM

    Very good tipps, thank you so much Girl! Really love the pics, btw!

    xx Sarah-Allegra
    http://www.fashionequalsscience.com/

  • Reply THE LALA LOOKBOOK September 6, 2017 at 1:02 AM

    Reaching for a lemon infused water instead of instagram when my alarm goes off sounds so good.

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  • Reply Plume d'Auré September 5, 2017 at 11:35 PM

    Very good tips ! I’ve been drinking lemon water every morning for years and it’s an absolute marvel ! For the energy but also for a better health, AND it has beauty properties!
    Take care <3
    Plume d'Auré
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  • Reply Didier September 5, 2017 at 7:23 PM

    Thanks for the tips! I am going to infuse lemons in water tonight and give it a try!

    -Didier
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  • Reply ANGELEBABY September 5, 2017 at 6:26 PM

    ooh yes, I bike to work and am actually grumpy when I have to take the underground haha

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  • Reply Siffat Haider September 5, 2017 at 5:41 PM

    Loving these tops, girl! And your pictures scream relaxation!
    xo
    Siffat
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  • Reply Alyssa September 5, 2017 at 4:48 PM

    I’m not really a morning person, so I will take note of these tips :)

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

  • Reply Carmelatte September 5, 2017 at 12:59 PM

    I love this kind of pictures <3

    Carmelatte

  • Reply Ellese September 5, 2017 at 11:28 AM

    I love this morning routine! I too tidy the night before so I can have a fresh start. It makes a big difference. Thanks for sharing, babe! Xo, Ellese

    Rock.Paper.Glam.

  • Reply Alexa September 5, 2017 at 11:01 AM

    Needed this post today!

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  • Reply Shining star September 5, 2017 at 9:35 AM

    Great post! I definitely need to drink more water when I wake up :D

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  • Reply Arabella September 5, 2017 at 2:28 AM

    I really love working out in the morning – totally feel ready for the day after that!

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  • Reply TOUCHOFGS September 4, 2017 at 8:10 PM

    Love this post! Glass of lemon water sounds amazing! I need to start doing this! x

    TOUCHOFGS

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