Ever noticed that your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day? Make the most of this significant part of the day and set your day off to a great start with these six quick morning tips, designed to result in a productive and positive day.
Eat a good Breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and eating a wholesome meal in the morning will boost energy levels and reduce craving later in the day. London is full of cafes to stop off for breakfast as well as grab a good quality coffee. Atrium Kitchen in Camden has a particularly varied breakfast menu, including dishes such as Shakshuka or an amazing sourdough toast with hummus, avocado and harissa, but also a traditional Full English Breakfast. Some good spots for a morning coffee or tea are Amanzi Tea and Chatime.
Taking a few minutes at the start of the day to collect your thoughts and regulate your breathing can focus your mind for the day ahead. Meditating is the perfect way to take a few minutes for yourself away from the distractions of daily life. Meditation also has many health benefits as it slows your heart and breathing rate, resulting in less stress. Some ways of exercising, like yoga, focus on the importance of your mind’s journey, as well as your physical progress.
Exercise is the best way to wake up your muscles in the morning, giving you the energy and flexibility to tackle the day ahead. From a gentle stretch to a full gym session, exercising in the morning gives you a natural energy boost by forcing your body to fully wake up earlier. At Stressless FC they also give you tips for healthier eating habits, so you take care of the inside too!
Prioritise Your Day
Setting your intention for the day first thing in the morning, will set you up for success. Noting down your daily goals and most importantly, prioritising them will motivate you to get the most important tasks done first. This will mean you are less likely to end the day feeling like you haven’t achieved anything.
Starting the day with the right mindset can be vital for a successful day. Visualising your day going well is the first step to making it happen. Instead of mulling over what could go wrong in the day, think about all the things that you will enjoy doing, this will instantly put you in a better mood.
Try Something Different
Stimulating the mind first thing in the morning is important for a healthy mind set throughout the day. Although routine is good, sometimes it’s good to try something different and wake up the brain. The easiest way to do this is by changing something small, for example, take a different route to work and discover the neighbourhood at the same time.
Even if you don’t implement all of these changes, taking the first small steps to revitalise your morning can make a difference to your entire day and maybe even give you the chance to discover more of London. Always a premise of the ENTERTAINER, make sure you download our London app so you can try these tips out and kickstart away!