Three Ways to Make Your Morning Less Manic

Gary, The first-thing philosopherWith lifestyles becoming busier than ever, the way you start the day first thing can have a big impact on how hours ahead will play out. There’s a lot we can learn from the first-thing philosophers, who reflect on the most important questions in life when they wake up. Here’s our advice on adopting a more effective morning routine.

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Plan to Perfection

We all know that feeling of rushing around before you leave the house, trying to find matching shoes and eating breakfast on the go. To avoid any panic first thing simply turn off the TV off a little earlier in the evening and use the time to get prepared. This will not only improve productivity and maintain a sense of calm, it will also help to keep other goals on track, such as taking a healthy lunch into work.

Work It Out

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Aside from the obvious health benefits, exercise of any form increases offers other long lasting effects. Immediately after a run, yoga session or brisk walk in the fresh air you will feel wide awake and experience an instant energy boost – first thing fitness can also keep your metabolism elevated, helping you to burn more calories throughout the day. After you’ve got those endorphins flowing enjoy a refreshing shower to cool down.

A Moment Well Spent

Meditation doesn’t need to take hours – even just five minutes is an ideal workout for the mind. When you are more attuned with your thoughts, you will be more positive and it can reduce the stresses of modern life by enhancing levels of focus and perspective. Headspace and Calm are great resources to get your journey started. Here’s to less manic, and more mindful mornings – see you first thing Britain!

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