Start Your Morning Off Right

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

1::You wake up and immediately check your social media accounts. I am so guilty of doing this. Every morning it's so easy to roll over, turn off my alarm and be tempted by the multiple social media icons that look bright and happy on my phone screen. However, this is really bad in a lot of ways. I don't know about you guys, but first thing in the morning my eyes need some time to adjust. I can't even imagine the damage I'm doing to my eyes by beginning my morning on the little tiny computer in my hands. Shout out to the pair of hundred dollar glasses I just had to shell out for. As important as our social media relationships are, they'll still be there if you get up and get yourself moving before you take the time to browse through the pages and fill your brain up with everyone else's business from the night before. Take a little you-time first!

2::You're starting your morning off with coffee instead of water. If you're anything like me, you need a heavy dose of caffeine to get yourself to an appropriately functioning level in the morning. Although coffee obviously contains some form of water, it's not enough to rehydrate your body after a full night of sleep. Start immediately with a tall glass of ice water, bonus points if you throw in a little lemon. Once that's finished, then reward yourself with that cup of coffee. The water will work as a filler as well so if you can't get any food in your stomach right away then at least you can trick your brain into thinking so for a little while.

3::You go into your day blindly without making a plan for what you hope to accomplish. I know that no one around here is a stranger to the benefits of list making. Every morning jot down a few quick things you want to accomplish during the day that way you can hold yourself accountable. Even if it's on a small post-it note or typed into your phone, reminding yourself of the things you need to get done will help you stay focused during the day.

4::You decide to skip breakfast. This is something you've heard a million times but i'll say it again, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, what a concept right? Food gives you energy, you need energy to have a productive day. It all comes around, so do yourself a favor and don't skip it!

5::You're waking up with a negative attitude towards the day ahead. Monday's, am I right? We all know about those Monday blues that sneak up on us when the alarm clock goes off bright and early in the morning. These blues unfortunately sometimes carry all the way through Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning before we realize that the week is over and we can breath. But if we took a second to reflect, and just adjusted our attitude before we started the day it's amazing how much we could actually accomplish and how much more we can feel gratitude towards our day ahead.


  1. The hardest part for me is that I’m sooo tired even though I go to bed around 9:30-10! I share a bed with my boyfriend and our two dogs, and at least one of them always manages to wake me up multiple times a night. I wake up late and only give myself like 15 minutes to get ready for work. I’m trying to wake up earlier so I can work out.. my first attempt was today.. and I failed! Hahha

  2. I always have a plan for my day, thankfully I don't need caffeine but I always have to have a plan.


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