In just a few easy steps, go from dreading getting out of bed every morning, to killing your daily routine.
Everyone knows what it feels like.. Dreading the sound of your alarm clock. You hear it ring, and you're so exhausted that you don't even get out of bed.
What are some ways to hack your morning routine?
Maybe you're wondering if there's a way you can hack your morning routine.
Well, there is (kind of). In just a few subtle changes, you can go from dreading the sound of your alarm clock, to waking up filled with energy, ready to conquer your day.
Stop using your cell phone before bed.
One of the biggest energy drainers and sleep pattern disruptors is your cell phone. Studies suggest that the blue light from cell phones may disrupt the production of neurochemicals such as melatonin. In turn, this can keep you awake longer, and reduce the quality of your sleep.
The best way to cut out your cell phone time before bed is to turn your cell phone off completely or on airplane mode, and place it in another room.
Grab a drink of water, and go outside.
Sunlight and water are two of the best natural ways to wake your body up. If you're checking your phone as soon as you get up, chances are this is draining your energy, causing you to feel less focused and motivated.
Try meditating for just five to ten minutes a day.
Meditating is an amazing way to train your mind to become more focused. Your mind is like a muscle, and the more time you spend training it, the sharper you will become.
Try spending just five to ten minutes per day meditating, and you'll be feeling like a champion in no time.
Not only will you feel sharper, chances are you'll feel a LOT less stressed. Try it, and see for your self.
More Things To Try:
Clean your room and workspace
Try prepping your meals
Make sure the food you are eating is healthy, cut out junk foods
Take cold showers
Read a book
Exercise at least 30 minutes daily
Go for a walk once a day
Drink plenty of water
Human beings are creatures of habits. Even if you think you don't have a morning routine, chances are you do (it's probably just really shitty).
If you wanna hack your morning routine, master your habits. Replace the bad habits with good ones. Instead of making a milkshake every day, make a smoothie instead. Instead of mindlessly scrolling through articles on social media before bed, read a book instead.
Write down the things that are holding you back the most, and write down something positive you can replace them with. The key is to stay consistent, and it'll get easier over time.
Oh and by the way, if you cave, don't beat yourself up about it. Try and focus on the positives. :)
Here's a cool video on how to hack your habits: