Morning routine: What do you do with your first waking hour?

The first hour of the day is very important. It usually sets the pace for how the rest of the day will go. I like to wake up before the rest of the house gets up. It helps me have a full hour to myself and plan the rest of my day. Gone are the days when I have to drag myself out of bed. These days, I take charge of my day by going to bed a little earlier than I used to do and waking up an hour before the kiddies get out. Having that full hour gives me the time to meditate, pray, reflect, and listen to uplifting tracks and podcasts. I also find some time to exercise later in the morning but that is after my first waking hour. What do you do with your first waking hour? What does your morning routine look like?

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Morning routine: What do you do with your first waking hour?

Waking up earlier than required allows you to spend the time doing what you need to do to start your day right. The first hour allows you to spend time on what matters to you and I get a lot done in that first waking hour. Everyone should have some sort of morning routine. The time you wake doesn’t really matter. It all depends on your lifestyle and household. I like to wake up for 6 am because that time works great. It allows me to get the right amount of sleep and wake earlier than the rest of the house, without feeling grumpy or tired.

This morning routine is a big thing for me. I was never a morning person until having the twins forced me to be a morning person. Even then, I was still very much a night owl until some months ago. These days, I like to be in bed before 11 pm,( most times I am in bed a lot earlier) and I have realised I am a lot happier. My morning routine keeps me energised and getting to sleep a lot more is great for my mental health.

Do you have a morning routine?

 

Why A Healthy Mind Is Your Best Accessory

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Good mental health is something that we are becoming more and more open about. Achieving this state of mind is not easy. We all have done days and we all struggle with life. However, it is important to take actions in order to do everything you can to achieve a good mental state. This will help you to cope with problems and make sure that you enjoy your life as much as possible. It also provides you with a feeling of inner strength and well-being.

Just as you take care of your body by exercising and eating right, you need to take steps in order to protect your mental health. Actually, working out and eating right can also be important in terms of maintaining good mental health too. 

The food you consume can have a direct influence on your mood, physical health, and energy levels. A healthy and balanced diet is one that contains enough of each vital nutrients, does not have too much alcohol, salt, sugar, or fat, has the right quantity of calories for maintaining a healthy weight, and contains a lot of foods from all of the basic food groups. By opting foods that give you a steady flow of energy, this can assist you in terms of staying healthy and making your mind feel good.

There are a number of other things that you can do in order to maintain a healthy mind as well. For example, a lot of people have turned to vape juice as a means of relaxing. Of course, this is not going to be for everyone, but it is something that works for a lot of people. 

Exercising on a regular basis is also vital for both your mental and physical health. This is the case irrespective of how old you are. Being physically active helps you to stay independent as you get older, as well as being able to continue you to do the things you enjoy in life. Long-term health benefits can be attained if you exercise frequently over a long period of time. This is why it is important to stay active. This can help with stress reduction as well. 

Finally, it is important to make sure that you are well-rested and that you get enough sleep. If you are someone who has trouble sleeping, there are a number of things you can do. This includes drinking chamomile tea before you go to bed, taking a shower or warm bath before you go to bed, and avoiding strenuous exercise right before bed. Other tips include avoiding alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine, as well as going to bed at the same time in the evening and waking up at the same time every morning. 

So there you have it: everything that you need to know about maintaining a healthy mind. There is no denying that a healthy mind is your best accessory. This helps you to get more from every day and to challenge your problems head-on.

 

Why you should get dressed everyday even when working from home

Many people have found themselves working from home now due to the COVID-19 Pandemic currently happening. People like me are used to working from home. I have worked from home for almost 7 years, so I am used to the working from home life. This lifestyle has its pros and cons but I have fully embraced every bit of it. It works great for my life for now and I won’t have it any other way for now. The newbies working from home may be struggling to get into this way of life and will find this Why you should get dressed everyday even when working from home post very helpful.

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So why should you get dressed everyday while working from home? Here are some benefits you may be interested in –

It puts you in the mood

Having a shower and getting dressed in the morning before you start work puts you in the mood to get work done. Getting dressed in casual work clothes (and not your lounge clothes) tells your brain you are going to be working now. This simple act has the power to improve your productivity massively. You will find that you actually get work done.

Great for your mental health

Getting dressed even when you work from home is great for mental health. Sometimes a nice warm shower and clean clothes is all you need to improve your mental health. With all the chaos and confusion currently going on, you need to ensure your wellbeing is properly taken care of and this is one safe way to do just that.

Makes you feel good

I love it when I am dressed and ready for the day in the morning. Being an early bird has loads of benefits and I have started enjoying them since I switched from a night owl to an early bird. I feel so good.

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I honestly cannot remember when last I stayed in my pyjamas until noon at home. It doesn’t happen here. I am up bright and early, showered and dressed early in the morning. My mental and physical health thanks me for it and I have carried on with my routine even in the lockdown. I am actually up earlier now that we have more time in the morning with no school run. It works for me and may work for you too. If you are struggling to get work done now, try these tips and see how it goes. Stay safe.

 

 

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