Fall Morning Routine
Oct 6, 2021
The crisp, cool air and changes in daylight during the autumn season are motivating and refreshing. If you have been in need of a new morning routine for some time, now is the perfect opportunity to make a change. A solid morning routine can set the tone for your entire day, so it’s important to wake up with a good start.
Set a specific wakeup time.
You don’t have to stick to the basic 5:30 or 6:45 wakeup time. If your lucky number is 3, set an alarm for 6:03 (or whatever hour range is good for you to have time to get ready for your day). It will make you less likely to press the snooze button, too.
Avoid the snooze button.
Speaking of hitting snooze, turn the feature off for whatever alarm you use, whether it be on your phone or a physical alarm clock. The snooze button interrupts your rapid eye movement sleep cycle and messes with the restoration and recovery phase at the end of your sleep.
Bring in natural light.
Morning light helps to reset your body’s rhythm and provides a positive wake pattern. It can be compared to having a morning cup of coffee- it will help you wake up easier. When the mornings are darker, a sunlight simulator machine or clock can still bring that ambiance to your room.
No, you don’t necessarily have to hit the gym at 5:00 in the morning for a successful wakeup routine. Simply taking a 10 minute walk before your day starts or a few easy stretches will do wonders for your body.
Set up the night before.
To make your mornings easier, do a few things the night before to prepare for success. Pick your outfit for the next day, lay out ingredients for your breakfast and lunch, and clear out your sink by placing dirty dishes in the dishwasher. This way, you’ll wake up with the feeling of a fresh start and you’ll save a little bit of time each morning.
If your mornings go wrong more than often, consider how your routine may be affecting it. A healthy routine will set you up for a healthy, productive and happy day.