Many people have the same approach to their morning routine: They snooze their alarm, sleep in later than they should, scramble to get ready before work, and run out the door. But, can you imagine a world where you're not rushing in the morning? Where you're totally relaxed and ready to tackle the day? It's possible to make your mornings less stressful - here's how.
Wake up 10 minutes earlier
Studies show that rushing around puts your body on edge by spiking your levels of adrenaline and cortisol (read: stress hormones). If you wake up just 10 minutes earlier, it'll give you a more relaxed entry into the day (we promise you won't even miss the extra few minutes of sleep).
Don't check your phone
The first thing many people do when they wake up is reach for their phone. But that often results in sitting in bed for longer than you want to catching up on work emails and social media feeds. To make your mornings less stressful, put your phone away until you walk out the door.
Savor your cup of coffee or tea
When was the last time you sat down and really enjoyed your morning cup of coffee or tea? Take an extra 10 minutes of time in the morning to brew a fancy cup of coffee with a French Press or make a perfect cup of tea. There's something incredibly relaxing about taking a few moments to yourself to savor your favorite morning beverage.
Make your commute work for you
Yes, traffic is terrible. Instead of stressing, try viewing your commute as "me" time by doing an activity that nourishes your mind, like listening to an audiobook, podcast, upbeat playlist, or an inspirational speaker. We promise you'll arrive to work feeling refreshed and energized.