8 Things You Should Do Before 8am

Hannah Kistemaker

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Everyone is looking for the newest way to improve their lives without having to do much. Here are eight ideas you can do every morning before you leave your house that will impact your whole day. These tips and tricks can improve your health, productivity, and even boost your happiness.

 

  1. Make Your Bed

Perhaps the best way to guarantee you get out of bed in the morning is to make your bed first thing. Making your bed not only makes you more likely to not crawl back in it, but it also makes your room look cleaner and more put together. Plus, it is always nice to come home to a freshly made bed after a long day of school or work. Check out what LifeHack.org has to say about making your bed.

 

  1. Meditate

Meditation is the perfect way to getting your day started right. This can include (but is not limited to): relaxing your mind, praying, or just gathering your thoughts. Meditation also has health benefits. According to PsychologyToday.com, meditation can boost your immune system, make you happier, and many other things.

 

  1. Drink a Large Glass of Lemon Water

Drinking a glass of lemon water activates your metabolism. This is a great thing to do about 30 minutes before you eat breakfast. This wakes you and your body up. The Huffington Post did an article back in 2014 on just how good lemon water every morning is for you. Plus, who does not like to get their metabolism moving just a bit faster?

 

  1. Yoga or Stretch

Yoga is a great way to get your body in motion and keep your body active. Even if this is the only form of exercise you do all day, it is still beneficial to your overall health. Harvard Medical School’s Health Publications released an article that explained just how great yoga is for your body. Go find some simple yoga poses that are designed to wake your body up.

 

  1. Shower

No one wants to smell bad. A great way to refresh your body and get all the dirt from the night off is a simple shower. Some people take their showers at night. If you are one of them then wash your face instead. You need to get the built-up oil from the night before off your face anyway.

 

  1. Breakfast

The most important meal of the day. You are what you eat, so eat something healthy. A boiled egg and some fruit are a great breakfast. WebMD published an article that stated “Breakfast kick-starts your metabolism, helping you burn calories throughout the day. It also gives you the energy you need to get things done and helps you focus at work or at school.” On top of that, your body has not eaten anything in the last six hours. So, do yourself a favor and eat something!

 

  1. Plan Your Day

Write out what you have to do today. Write down your class schedule, work schedule, and even when you plan on eating lunch and dinner. If you have an appointment or plan to eat dinner with friends, write it down. This makes you more organized and will help you be on time and do what you need to do every day.

 

  1. Make One Daily Goal

Some people make weekly goals. That is good and all but, you are more likely to get more accomplished and reach those goals if you break them down into smaller daily goals. You might have a monthly goal of losing 5lbs. Break that down into a daily goal of going to the gym one day or not eating meat on Mondays. Make your long-term goals into something smaller and more accomplishable.

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