Saturday, August 24, 2013

How To Have A Better Morning

Sometimes one of the hardest things to do in the morning is just get out of bed! Getting out of a warm, cozy, comfortable bed and resisting the temptation to sleep just 15 more minutes {which for me usually turns into 30 more minutes} is no easy feat. A Southern Belle or any woman for that mater always wants to be energized, look fresh, and be ready to take on the day. Here are a few tips to help you rise and shine to wonderful morning and productive day!
1.             Getting a good night’s sleep is the first step to a great morning. You should at least get 8 hours of sleep each night, nothing is worse then going through a day tired. Avoid eating a late dinner, watching TV, and using the computer. You want to give yourself a chance to unwind and mentally prepare for bed; reading a magazine or uneventful book is a great way to do this. Set your alarm 15 minutes before you have to actually get up so you won’t feel rushed. For more sleep remedies and ways to have a great nights rest read my Beauty Sleep post {click here}
2.            Plan Ahead: Pick out what you are going to wear to work/school, have a morning schedule that works for you. For example: my morning schedule usually consist of making the bed first thing, brush my teeth, do a few stretches, take a shower, fix my hair and do my makeup, get dressed, and eat breakfast.
3.            When you first get out of bed make your bed so you won’t be tempted to climb back in your oh so comfortable bed.
4.            Splash some water on your face and brush your teeth; nothing feels better in the morning then the sensation of clean water on your skin and fresh breath. Drink a glass of water as well, the water will kick-start your metabolism therefore waking you up faster and causing you to be alert.
5.            Take a few deep breaths to help wakeup then think of something that you have to look forward to – this will help give you a positive outlook for the day.
6.            Exercise: Some people, like me, prefer to workout after work or later in the day, but working out in the morning for 30-45 minutes helps you feel energized and ready to take on the day
7.             Shower: This will help wake you up and put you in a good mood. Nothing is better then a relaxing shower! 15 minutes is the recommended time for a morning shower
8.            Get dressed: I prefer to get dressed before I eat my breakfast; I always rush through breakfast if I plan on getting ready after. One thing you definitely want to avoid in the morning is the sense of having to rush.
9.            Listen to some upbeat music and have a wonderful breakfast! Upbeat music will help wake you up and put you in an upbeat mood {bad pun, I know…}! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; Breakfast plays a role in your mood and energy level; oatmeal, fruit, and eggs are some great breakfast items to fuel you for the day ahead.
10.         Allow yourself enough time to get to work/school in the morning, I usually allow 10 – 15 minutes.
The morning sets the tone for the rest of the day, so come up with a routine that works for you and will lead to a fabulous day!
What is your morning routine?


  1. I haven't actually been sleeping all that well recently! But have found having a hot drink before i go to bed is helping! Thanks for sharing!


    1. Sometimes during the winter moths I have warm milk and honey before I go to bed, it is so comfortable and helps me sleep!

  2. I love this so much! I have a morning routine post planned for Monday! For my morning routine I get up, make my bed, stretch, make lunch, eat breakfast, brush my teeth/wash my face, get ready, and then I make some tea for my to go mug and head out the door :)


    1. I can't wait to read your morning routine post Monday, I will definitely have to check it out!