I can definitely say I’m a morning person, I normally wake up at around 6:30. I like to have a slow, long routine and have those few hours on my own. As I am still having a full day of work from home, I use the morning as my relaxing time and depending on the day, these are some things I do…
“Every morning you have two choices. Continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them”
- Write a to-do list
- Learn a language (every morning I sit down with the Duolingo app and learn French)
- Make bed
- Tidy up space for the day
- Open curtains
- Open windows
- Morning skin care routine – wash face, cleanse, moisturise etc
- Go outside and breath in the fresh air
- Exercise – go on a walk, go on a run or do a home work out
- Drink a lot of water to rehydrate your body after sleep
- Blog! – this is the time that I write all my blog posts and it is such a productive but relaxing hobby to do in the morning
- Have a cup of tea or coffee
- Make yourself breakfast and enjoy it. Actually sit down and take your time to eat it!
- Connect with friends and family – send a good morning text or have breakfast with them over a video call
- Get dressed – when I know I have a long to do list, I wear clothes that I’d normally wear to Sixth Form to make sure I’m productive but mostly I am living in joggers and sweatshirts to be comfortable for the day.
- Make a list of three goals for the day
- Set yourself up for work – after breakfast, I set up my work space with my laptop, a tea or coffee, and get all my notes and papers that I’ll need. I try to avoid doing anything else on my desk but work, so when I sit down my body knows it’s time to get going!
I can honestly say that having the morning to myself helps me organise my 24 hours and calm any stresses or anxieties that I have. It gives me a few extra hours to be productive whilst people are asleep.