5 Things You Should Do When You Wake Up

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Many of us develop bad habits over time when it comes to what we do when we first wake up in the mornings and what we choose to do has a massive impact on how we feel for the rest of the day. For a long, long time, I never classed myself as a morning person and to be honest, I still don't , but I am definitely getting better at it and practising certain rituals have helped me a lot in feeling motivated, awake and refreshed in the mornings.

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Here are some quick tips on healthier behaviours we can all adapt to, to kick start our mornings and feel much more energised.

1. Don't pick up your phone - As much as this is the first thing to do instinctively, try not to reach for your phone. Instead, get up, open the curtains and embrace the daylight.

2. Take deep breaths - Being in tune with your breathing is such a great way to boost your energy levels as well as soothing your mood for the day. Take large breaths in and gently let them out, do this five times and I promise you, it will do wonders.

3. Stretch - As simple as it sounds, stretching can help to wake up those muscles after a long night's sleep and to get the blood moving as well as relieving tension.

4. Hydrate yourself - Going without water for a couple of hours is draining for the majority of us, so imagine not having any for a good five/six hours. Having a large glass of water every morning not only flushes out toxins, it also helps to kick start your metabolism for the day ahead.

5. Plan your day - Setting out a to-do-list daily not only helps you keep track of your day, but also gives you a sense of achievement at the end. I set myself five goals a day (big and small) and try my best to complete them to my best ability.

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Do you have any tips to share on how to get motivated in the mornings?


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  1. 5th July 2016 / 9:44 pm

    I definitely need to take heed of the advice ‘hydrate yourself’ – I always forget to drink anything on a morning when I’m in a rush to get ready! These tips are fab, lovely pictures too x

    • julie
      9th July 2016 / 11:26 pm

      It’s so, so important to emsure you drink water in the mornings, it really does help with waking you up. Thank you for your compliments. xx

  2. Abril
    6th July 2016 / 12:09 am

    I’m not a morning person either , at all !! I’ve been meaning to wake up an hour earlier and work in the blog for a bit but I always ended up just sleeping until it’s to late to get ready for work haha

    • julie
      9th July 2016 / 11:34 pm

      Omg! SAME! xx

  3. 6th July 2016 / 2:01 pm

    I love your boots, they are too cute. I think for me my biggest thing is getting dressed. If I have nowhere to be I am perfectly comfortable slouching around in my jammies and I really need to break that habit. Great post, hydration is super important.

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    • julie
      9th July 2016 / 11:35 pm

      Thank you lovely, glad you enjoyed it. xx

    • julie
      9th July 2016 / 11:35 pm

      I use to do that so much and it really didnt help. Try doing it for a week and see how you get on. xx

  4. 11th July 2016 / 12:57 am

    I love this, I have to learn to not grab for my cell phone right away, I used to fool myself by saying “oh I need to check the time”. To help curb that I went and bought an old school clock radio alarm clock so now I can just look over at that to get my time updates.

    • julie
      17th July 2016 / 8:20 am

      Haha! Great advice, thanks for reading. xx

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