Make Your Mornings Less Stressful Whit These Tips + free printable

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Waking up for work or university isn't as pleasant as we would probably like it to be. I believe that most of people don't like mornings because of the rush and stress it can bring if you don't do it properly. We blame morning when in fact we are guilty of not being a morning person. You can definitely change that with few moderation you need to bring into your everyday life. 

Running around the house trying to find out those papers you need for work and loosing time trying to decided what to wear is definitely not making your mornings calm and enjoyable, isn’t it? Not knowing where everything you need is, for most of us, is the reason why our mornings look so stressful. My advice is to take 30 minutes before you go to bed for preparing everything you will need in the morning. That means deciding what you want to wear and nicely putting it outside the wardrobe. If you like to have breakfast but don’t usually have time to make it in the morning then prepare it the night before so you can easily grab it and eat it. 

Check if all the important things you’ll need is in your bag as it’s not fun realizing that you left your wallet at home when you’re on your way to work or university. If there is anything you need to get done in the morning write it down so you don’t forget about it. Sticky notes are amazing as you can purposely place it where you are definitely going to be able to see them. 

I know that not everybody is a morning person and waking up when you already are is quite difficult for you, but hear me out. If you set your alarm just 15 minutes earlier than usual you’ll have more time to fully wake up and enough time to get ready without running around like lunatic. Just try it for a week and you’ll see how relaxed your mornings are going to be. Your body can adjust to almost everything so waking up a little bit earlier shouldn’t be that big of a deal. If you decided to try it out but you’re still struggling to get out of bed then jump out of it. Yes, you read it right. With the first sound of the alarm jump out of bed, but try not to hurt yourself. If you tell yourself that you’ll get up just after a minute you won’t because your brain found an excuse which will end up being two, then three and after some time 10 minutes.

Until you’ll really need to not only jump out of bed but also run to your work or class. I know how hard it is to refuse when you’re bed is calling you to stay just for a little bit, but you need to do it. As soon as you start to train yourself to wake up immediately without snooze button as better. 

Having a well know routine will make you do certain things much quicker. You’re brain and body will know what exactly they should do next. With a routine it’s less likely that you’ll forget something or have a stressful morning. We all have different routines and it’s very important that yours is suitable for you. Don’t do something if it’s not making you feel good or relaxed. Finding the right one can sometimes be quite difficult, especially if every morning is different for you. That’s completely fine. You just need to work around that and try to have at least few steps. Making your routine fun and enjoyable will make you feel so much better and more awake. Try to make your rituals as relaxed and mindful as you can. Make a playlist of your favorite songs and play it as soon as you get out of the bed.

You can make it as long as you need to finish your routine by. You’ll know exactly how many time do you have in a fun and interesting way. Music can definitely make you feel calmer, especially on days that you feel very stressed out because you didn’t have a good night sleep or you have to do some hard tasks. I made a printable Morning Routine card for you who would like to set a routine but still haven't find the right one. 

How do you make your mornings less stressful? 
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