Need more energy to start your day? Try these six tricks.
Don’t hit snooze
Set your alarm for the latest that you can get up and still be on time. Place the alarm clock across the room (out of arms reach) so you’ll have to get out of your bed to turn it off. This is particularly effective for teenagers who have trouble getting out of bed in the morning.
Open the shades
Let the light in. If it is a dark part of the year, turn on all the lights, and make it as bright as possible in your room. This will help your brain switch from groggy to awake.
Do five minutes of stretching or yoga. Reach your arms over head; touch your toes; gently stretch any areas of your body that feel stiff. This will increase blood flow and you will feel more awake.
Make your bed
You don’t have to get fancy with arranging throw pillows, but a little tidiness goes a long way to help make your home feel calm and to make you feel in control of your day.
Revamp how you get ready
Get ready for the day using the following smart tricks: Separate your work clothes from your casual clothes in your closet. That way, you’ll know exactly where to reach to find work clothes. Photograph a few of your favorite outfits and keep the pictures where you can see them. Not sure what to wear? The photo will remind you of an outfit you love. Store the components of an outfit next to each other on hangers. When your morning routine is easy you’ll have more energy to tackle your day.
Eat a healthy breakfast
If you find yourself rushing to make breakfast, keep a bin of your favorite protein bars in the pantry, or set up a smoothie station on your kitchen counter.
Each of these small steps helps you wake up and tackle whatever is on your to-do list just a little bit better. Let us help you organize your bedroom closet strategically to improve efficiency and bring ease to your mornings. Need a pantry overhaul so you can find those morning protein bars easily? Need a smoothie station in your home? We’ve organized many kitchens and set up a breakfast bar or smoothie station for many clients. Implement what changes you can on your own, and don’t be afraid to reach out for help if you need it.