The Christmas tree is gone, the decorations are in storage and you’re now back at work. Chances are, you’ve written your new year resolutions and are feeling motivated to kick some serious butt in 2018! That said, the holidays can also leave you feeling a little sluggish, slow and disorientated. We’ve all been there!
The good news is, there’s an easy way to kickstart the momentum and get your year off to a flying start: having a great morning routine in place.
We like to think of each morning as a new opportunity to have a beautiful day. What you do when you wake up sets the tone for the rest of the day. So, if you get up half an hour late and have to frantically search for a pair of clean clothes, the rest of the day is likely to follow suit. But if you actually take the time to do things that make you feel great, you’re putting yourself on the path to success.
Here are 5 simple things you can do to start your day — and year! — on the right note:
Even if you don’t consider yourself a spiritual person, meditation is an amazing way to begin your day. You don’t have to do it for long, either! Even carving out just 5 to 10 minutes to sit in contemplative silence will work wonders for putting you in the right headspace. You’ll be amazed at how focused and relaxed you feel for the rest of the day, just by doing this one small thing.2. Get active
Don’t worry — we’re not going to suggest you run 8 km before 8 am (unless that’s what you’re into!) But doing a form of exercise you enjoy is a fantastic way to get your blood pumping and start your day on an endorphin high! Plus, working out in the a.m. means you’re getting it out of the way, so you won’t have to worry about it later. That means more time for snuggling up on the couch with a great book when you get home from work! Whether you take your dog for a walk, do some yoga, have a solo dance party, we guarantee your body (and mind) will thank you for it later.3. Have a healthy, filling breakfast
When you’re in a hurry to get to work, it’s tempting to grab a piece of toast and sprint out the door. While this may a convenient option, it’s not the most satisfying. So, chances are you’ll be reaching in to your snack draw by 11am! Instead, it’s worth taking the time to make a delicious, healthy breakfast that will actually fill you up. A good rule of thumb is to opt for something that includes protein, good fats and low-GI carbohydrates, like avocado and poached eggs on wholemeal toast or a delicious smoothie.
Nothing helps you start your day feeling like a goddess like a morning pampering session! “But I don’t have time for that!” you may protest. Well we’ve got great news for you, Belles – our Smooth & Glow Exfoliator only takes 3 to 5 minutes. So, you can pop it on while you’re making your morning coffee or cleaning your teeth! Follow it up with our Seed Face Oil and you’ll have glowing, hydrated skin all day long.5. Write your to-do list
It may sound obvious, but writing a to-do list is a great way to get your head around everything you need to achieve that day. But so that it’s not too overwhelming, just focus on the things that absolutely need to be done that day. Then, go through and prioritise them from least to most important. Bonus tip – writing your to-do list on gorgeous stationary will make this step at least 10 times more fun!
- by Emma.