Rise and shine! It’s a brand new day- get up and begin your industrious day. Utilizing the morning hours before you report to work may be the key to a joyful, successful, and healthy lifestyle. Even if you’re not a morning person, it is important to remember that getting up early can be advantageous and beneficial to your health and can help you stay focused throughout the day.
Here Are 9 Things To Do Before 8AM:
1. QUIET TIME
After waking from a restful and healthy sleep session, spending some quiet time reflecting on everything God has blessed you with is helpful. It reorients your mind and helps you tackle the day ahead with a very positive attitude.
2. DRINK WATER
Drinking water should come before a cup of coffee. In fact, nutritionists recommend that you should drink most of your daily recommended amount of water in the morning hours. If you don’t like drinking plain water, you can infuse water tastes to motivate you to drink more. Drink a glass or two to refresh and replenish your body.
3. READ A CHAPTER
In several cases, this can seem overwhelming. Too often, we make petty excuses as to why we never get enough time to read. Don’t make it an impossible task trying to read a whole book, just tackle a chapter or two each mornings. I like to pick books that help my personal development.
4. STRETCH OUT
Stretching out is a great way to flex your body and get your blood flowing. It will help you shake off the inactive morning moods and raise your heart rate. This will help send more oxygen and nutrients to your muscles and will definitely brighten up your moods.
5. BRAIN DUMP
Make two columns on a sheet of paper and write down your to-do list on one side and what is weighing you down on the other hand. You don’t have to follow any order when writing this, just jot them down. Tick what you achieved yesterday, and visualize the things that weighed you down from achieving all the things you had written down yesterday. This will help avoid repeating the same mistake over and over again.
After writing down your to-do list for the day, prioritize those items. What cannot afford to be disrupted should come at the top of the list. This will help you avoid missing important events, meetings, or things you were supposed to do for the day.
6. TAKE A SHOWER
Morning showers, especially cold showers, facilitate mental and physical wellness. When done regularly, it improves the body’s immune, circulatory, and lymphatic system. If you woke up stressed or frightened, take a shower, and the body will stabilize.
7. EAT A HEAVY BREAKFAST
Immediately after taking a shower, dont dress up. Eat your breakfast. Whether it’s eggs or oatmeal, everyone should eat healthy breakfast in the morning. Eating breakfast helps to prevent mid-morning slump and can also help with weight loss. Therefore, grab some eggs, coffee, and other protein sources and you’ll be on your way to a productive day.
8. LISTEN TO UPLIFTING MUSIC
While taking showers, eating breakfast, and dressing for work, always make sure that there is uplifting music playing in the background. This will brighten up your mood and open up your mind. Uplifting music will kick-start your day on a high note. The melody of the songs will keep replaying in your mind and will keep you motivated throughout the day.
9. LOOK AT YOURSELF THROUGH THE MIRROR AND SMILE
Once you have dressed up and you are ready to go to work, ALWAYS remember to admire the beautiful and handsome you in the mirror. Tell yourself that you are beautiful; tell yourself that you are smart. Smile and fire yourself up. You can even make a simple dance. This will make you appreciate yourself. Assuring yourself that you’ll make it, will make your mind record your set goals and find an inner motivation to achieve them.
You are now set to step out and start your lovely day.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Did you notice that there was nothing like checking your emails or social media? While they might be tempting, they are just time wasters. Skip checking your emails and social sites during those morning hours; you have all time during the day to do that.