Bonjour mes amies! The summer is coming to a close, and I’m definitely going to miss the weather, the long days, and all the free time. But… I’d be lying if I wasn’t somewhat ready to go back to school. I enjoy seeing my friends each day and learning all sorts of new things if only there wasn’t so much stress and testing.
I thought this would be a great post for back to school because I know that sometimes starting school again is accompanied by anxiety and worry, and these little tricks can help alleviate some of that concern. Even if you aren’t going back to school and you are already a working bee, who doesn’t want to start their day off better? By doing a few simple things each morning, you can drastically improve your day and your mindset.
Now on to the post with this cute little graphic I made and some elaboration down below…
10 Ways To Start Your Day Off Right
- Drink a glass of water/ tea
Starting your day off right begins with what you put in your body. I love drinking something refreshing like tea or water because it makes me feel rejuvenated and awake. I know that if I started my day off healthy, I might as well keep eating clean and wholesome throughout the day.
2. Play some upbeat music
If you make up on the wrong side of the bed (it’s bound to happen to all of us), one way to change your mood is to play something happy and upbeat.
3. Go for a run/bike/walk
I only recently started working out early in the morning, and I actually love how energized and motivated it makes me for the rest of the day. Admittedly, it can be pure agony to force myself out of bed, but once I’ve started my day with something productive and healthy, it is easy to keep that energy flowing.
“An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion”
4. Eat a healthy breakfast
Avocado toast, blueberry pancakes, fresh fruit smoothies… the rest is self-explanatory.
5. Talk to someone you love
Instead of immediately grabbing for your phone for the comfort of mindlessly scrolling through your Instagram feed (I do it too), I find myself so much happier when I get up to say hello to my family members or text a friend.
6. Wash your face
This is an actual lifehack. Anytime you are feeling super lazy and unmotivated, the simple act of washing your face is a reset button. Something about taking a brief moment to engage in an act of self-care is super refreshing and reenergizing.
7. Write in a journal
If you wake up and your mind is already buzzing with your to-do list, it can be super helpful to take a deep breath and write down a few things in your journal. Whether that be something you are grateful for or your dreams from the night before, it is a great way to start your day.
8. Open your windows
Letting in fresh air and sunlight= instant mood booster.
Get the blood flowing through your body and wake up with a nice stretch. There are countless (free!!!) YouTube videos with stretch routines that only last a few minutes.
10. Set at least one goal
Write down at least one thing that you want to accomplish each day. It can be as productive as writing a blog post or as simple as complimenting more people.
Example: Today, I want to do a little photo shoot for my blog…
I hope you all enjoyed this post and that it was helpful. If you’d like to see any posts before I go back to school, comment them down below. I wish you all a good rest of your Saturday!
QOTD: What is an essential part of your morning routine?