Five morning moments every girl needs!

Everybody likes a lie in and morning’s can be hard work if you don’t get enough sleep. It can be impossible to convince yourself to actually get up, especially if you’re doling out your precious time for a shower, choosing your outfit and doing your makeup and hair. But it’s important to make the most of your mornings, they can help determine the rest of your day and lay foundations for better habits and a more productive week. If you’re struggling to make the most of your mornings, here’s five morning moments every girl needs!

morning routines
Photo from Darling Magazine

#1 Water
It’s important to rehydrate yourself after a night’s sleep. So as well as splashing your face with cold water, you should try to drink some. Add some sliced fruit to your water and put it in the fridge overnight for a delicious and healthy drink in the morning.

#2 Breakfast
Never underestimate the importance of breakfast. It stops you having hunger pangs before lunch and can give you a burst of energy for the rest of the day. Make sure you have a breakfast packed with nutrients and vital ingredients to give you a spring in your step for the rest of the day.

morning cereal
Photo from Whizpered

#3 Stretches
If you’re so inclined, doing some brief stretches in the morning will help limber you up for the rest of the day. Use an app like Yoga Studio to do stretches at home, it gets the blood pumping, improves your posture and can banish a number of health problems.

#4 Visualise
Take a moment to think about the day ahead of you and focus on the positives. Even if you’re dreading the day ahead, think of all the little happinesses ahead of you and try to make sure you’re feeling good about this day.

#5 Socialise
It’s nice to get some chatting done in the morning, you don’t want to be boxed off with colleagues all day feeling anxious and stressed, so don’t compromise your socialisation. Having a giggle in the morning can help you relax and realise it’s not the end of the world if you have a bad day!

morning bed newspaper
Photo from luvd

How do you make the most of your mornings? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to follow us on Bloglovin and Facebook!

  • http://www.thethirtysomethinglife.com Kim

    YES! Awesome tips, I love doing stretches to get my body awake!

  • http://doitfortheirony.blogspot.com Do It For The Irony

    Oh my gosh. #3 + #4 need to happen more often for me. I always forget to stretch. I mostly do it at night. I never would have even thought to visualize my day! I’m definitely starting to do that then.

    doitfortheirony.blogspot.com / creative + lifestyle blog

  • http://www.angelicabbie.com Abbie

    Mornings have definitely become my favorite time of the day since I quit my job, I use them to recharge for the working from home day ahead!

  • http://dannisaywatt.com Danni

    I really used to struggle but now I love mornings! I find myself sitting in bed and listening to some music or even the radio, just for 10mins or so before actually having to get up.

  • http://www.iammetalheart.com carina

    Great tips! I definitely try to adapt some of those! Especially drinking water in the morning and doing stretching I’ll try to do more!

    http://www.iammetalheart.com

  • http://exploresmore.com Julia

    I know it’s unhealthy to look at your phone first thing in the morning, but nothing gets me more awake and excited for the day than checking my email and seeing what has popped in overnight! That, and an immediate cup of green tea with sliced lemon. Yum :)

    ExploresMore.com

  • Tori Mangion

    Wow so much I’ve been denying myself! I do meditate before I actually get out of bed most mornings. Mostly its some meditation like working on my chakras or vipassana or just plain old breathing exercises and some visualisation which I love. I potter about a lot then rush to get myself ready for work with an obligatory cup of tea or 2. I mean the sugar and milk variety. None of the healthy options for moi. Tetley all the way.

    I have a quick shower and oil myself fast then brush my hair. Then comes makeup which can be close to nothing or the full works, depending on how I feel etc.

    Breakfast usually waits till I get to work were a cereal awaits with some fruit and almond milk. Coffee and a croissant or a Danish.

    Water, stretching is obviously next on my list…….or maybe just water!

    Thanks for the blog it was interesting.

  • http://echanning.com Channing C

    I used to never eat breakfast in the morning but when I got out into the “working world” I realized that it was essential because it would be a long time before lunch.

  • http://rebeccakelsey.com Rebecca Kelsey Sampson

    Aw that last photo is so cute! I love to visualize in the morning. I always start the day by adding to my gratitude journal and walking my dog, it’s so clearing for my mind.

    Kindness is the best accessory,
    Rebecca Kelsey Sampson
    RebeccaKelsey.com

  • http://www.gmail.com Brittany@Fun on a Budget

    I need to make more time for stretching because I do always feel better with a little of that at the beginning of my day. I also like to oil pull in the morning for fresh breath and clean teeth?

  • http://www.beaucience.co.uk Cheryl

    I need to practise no.5!! I am a very chatty person, but in the morning its just so hard! Literally on a handful of occasions I have gotten up for a morning run and I felt amazing for the rest of the day!!! It just so hard to commit to this one – ha!

    http://www.beaucience.co.uk

  • http://chronicdreamer.blogspot.com/ Saria

    Sweet! I like those! :D they are sure to brighten up a day!

    -SJay
    The Chronic Dreamer

  • https://aspoonfulofnature.wordpress.com/ Anna

    moring is the best of the day!!

    https://aspoonfulofnature.wordpress.com/

  • Alisha

    Drinking water first thing in the morning really helps especially your skin!

    http://alishaxa.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk Lauren

    Definitely moving and making myself a yummy breakfast helps!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://deadlines-dresses.com/ Melanie

    Great post! I wrote one (in French) on my blog, describing my 7 steps for a good start in the day. To the list in this post I would add : read something inspiring and listen to a good sound track that gives you energy while getting ready (singing in the shower is a bonus).
    Deadlines&Dresses

  • http://rileyontherun.com Riley

    I treasure my morning coffee time :)

    http://www.rileyontherun.com

  • http://www.cultivatebeauty.com.au Amy

    Love number 4! Lately I’ve been starting my mornings with some short 5 minute meditations and I’ve noticed a huge difference in my attitude and productivity throughout the day!

    http://www.cultivatebeauty.com.au

  • Jess

    Another great post! I always struggle to get up in the mornings but will definitely try these tips to help

    http://www.jessmcguireblogs.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://thelottiediaries.blogspot.co.uk/ Charlotte Davis

    I love the fact that mornings are getting lighter now, it makes it so much easier to get up and feel more awake! Also puts you in a good mood for the rest of the day when the suns out!

  • http://aquesttoflourish.com Nancy

    I love going for a 30 minute walk to breathe in the fresh morning air, clear my head & just listen to the birds. :)

    http://www.aQuestToFlourish.com

  • http://amoolh92.blogspot.com/ my own way

    I’m someone who love and appreciate there morning and I really like your tips

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