Do you always leave the house stressed out and tired? Are you always in a rush to leave and often late for work? Do you find mornings hectic and regularly start your day in a bad mood? Would you say that you certainly aren’t a morning person? You aren’t alone. Many of us struggle to get going in the morning, and our routines are often chaotic if we have any kind of routine at all.

Unfortunately, how you start your day can have a big effect on how you feel for the rest of it. Start the day stressed and in a bad mood, and you might find that things don’t go to plan, and you never get on top of things. Creating a healthier, more energising morning routine can set you up for the day, helping you to feel positive, and be more productive.

Get Up Earlier

If you are always in a rush, it makes sense that the best thing to do is give yourself more time. Getting up earlier isn’t always easy, so try going to bed earlier, and gradually adjusting your morning alarm time.

Don’t Look at Your Phone

If you spend the first few minutes that you are awake looking at your phone, you are giving it power over your whole day, letting it affect your mood, and making it the most important part of your morning. Leave your phone in a different room, using an alternative alarm, and don’t look at it until you are ready.

Add Some Exercise

Exercise is a fantastic way to boost your circulation and feel more alert and energised. If you can fit in a jog, this is ideal, but if not, even a few stretches or a short yoga routine before you get in the shower can be effective.

Enjoy Your Coffee

Instead of rushing your morning coffee (or whatever you eat and drink) give yourself time to enjoy it. Use this time to plan your day, check the news, look at emails and prepare to leave the house. But make sure you take some time to savour your breakfast coffee.

Give Your Hallway Some TLC

When you leave your home, you are probably guilty of quickly grabbing your coat and shoes, rifling through clutter to find your bag, and spending a few minutes looking for your car keys. This means that even if you got up early and had a relaxing start to your day, you leave the house stressed, annoyed and late.

Giving your hallway a little TLC can improve your morning routine massively. First, tidy up. Add effective storage, like coat hooks and a table for your keys, a seat to put your shoes on, and any shelves that you need to tidy clutter. Then, add some colour and personality to your décor with floor tiles from originalfeatures.co.uk, artwork on the walls, photos, and mirrors to make the space feel larger. Leaving the house will be calmer, and you’ll always do it in a better mood.

A healthier morning routine can set the tone for the rest of your day, helping you to be happy, motivated, and productive.

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Written by Kitty

There's nothing better than a weekend spent at a spa and total relaxation and happy thoughts is a way of life to me. It's lucky I love cats really with a name like mine! Happily married with my three fur babies to keep us company.