The 7 Best Hacks That Will Start Your Day Early and Refreshed

9 Productive Tasks You Need to do Before 8 a.m

Drink a glass of water first thing

Drinking some water revitalizes your entire body. It lets your brain and your soul know that its time to get up. Get out of bed, and drink some water. Drinking water in the morning will also train your brain, and you will be drinking more water throughout the day! If you want to learn why this is so important, you can find that in this post. This is such a great habit for you out there with acne. Find more easy tips for acne here.

Plan your morning the evening before

Take just ten minutes in the evening to plan out your morning. I have a schedule that I love using every morning, but I know people who like to make a different morning schedule every evening. Put out your clothes, plan your breakfast, plan out anything productive you want to do in the morning. Doing all of this will make your mornings so much easier. Especially if you put a fun activity into your schedule or a self-care item. Having the time to do something for yourself in the morning and not have to rush is one of the greatest feelings in the world. A great way to plan your morning, and see all your previous schedules is a bullet journal.

Stop hitting snooze and go wash your face

Believe it or not, hitting snooze and getting 10 minutes of rest doesn’t get you anything. Meanwhile, you could be meditating, getting some exercise, or making your To-Do list. You get no real rest from those ten minutes. Force yourself, get out of bed, put a smile on, and go splash some water on your face. This will immediately wake you up, and you will mysteriously not want to go back to bed! Wow! Washing your face is both great for your skin, and a great way to start your morning.

1 to 20 rule

You might be wondering, what is this rule? I’ve never heard of it. Well, the 1 to 20 rule means don’t go on your phone 1 hour before bed, or twenty minutes after getting up. I’m even stretching it a little because I know that it is really hard to stay off your phone. I find that I am always making excuses for why I need to check my phone. Does my friend need the google meet link for class? Do I have any DMS I have to respond to? Trust me, I know that feeling. The way to combat this is by coming up with another productive task to do instead. For example, I like to add to my vision board in the morning. Or meditate, or make my To-Do list, or make a healthy breakfast. These are all great productive tasks to do in the morning.

Get some quick exercise

Do some jumping jacks, or burpees, and then always stretch or do some quick yoga. Exercising in the morning stimulates your muscles, and gets you sweating. You will feel way more refreshed if you get your body moving. Sleep is like paralysis. To fully wake up and get your day started, you need to come out of that paralysis and get your body moving. Not to mention exercise releases endorphins, and who would want to give up some extra endorphins? If you just can’t find the motivation to roll out of bed and workout, find great motivation in this post!

Eat a healthy breakfast!

Food is fuel, and in the morning you can use all the fuel you can find. A quick healthy breakfast idea I love is avocado toast with a fried egg on top. YUM! Breakfast gives you the much-needed nutrients you need in the morning. It’s called breakfast because you are quite literally breaking the fast you go through when you sleep. Give your body that boost and take some time to make a nice breakfast. Making a fun great breakfast is a great form of self-care.

Go outside and get in nature

Feeling the sun on your face, seeing the flowers blooming, okay. Maybe this isn’t the case all the time, but research shows that being outside can help you wake up and jumpstart your day. Not to mention it calms you down and can relieve your worries. I love meditating outside in the morning, it really gets me ready for the day, and lets me breathe the fresh air. Maybe do your quick workout out there, or eat out there.

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