Updated: Feb 5, 2020
As a barista I can't tell you the amount of times i would say "Good Morning" to a customer and get the reply "Ha! Good? what's so good about it?". It's a tough crowd out there. Which is why it made me want to share some simple ways to change up your morning from feeling depleted and unmotivated to starting your day on the right foot and feeling good.
1. Keep off technology
I can't tell you how many times I run late for things, don't do things or forget to do things because I have woken up and grabbed my phone as soon as I wake up. A good way is to leave your phone away from your bed or in another room so that way it is already done. (See night time routine for this.) While our phones help us to do many thing better, it also brings with it some undercover stresses- something we do not want first thing in the morning. Whether it is scrolling through Instagram seeing unrealistic photos or checking emails of customers asking for this and that. These little things creep into our minds putting us in reactive mode straight away. Buying an old school alarm clock has been great for getting me out of the mindset that I "need" phone near me for my alarm. If there is one change you take away, this is it.
2. Gratitude Moments
Put a little jar and notebook next to your bedside table. Each night before bed write one or a few things you are grateful for, when you wake up in the morning read this list. Take a moment to lie in bed with your eyes closed and visualise these things. Often we feel a moment of gratitude for someone and then 5 minutes later we have forgotten. This affirming act in the morning is a great way to set the mood for your morning from unmotivated to gratef