Small but effective habits to bring back some routine.
Is it Tuesday? Is it Friday? Who really knows. With all the days now blurring into one, it can be difficult to keep a sense of 'normality'. Having more freedom and time for yourself in the mornings is definitely a perk, but here are three things that will help bring a little routine back into your day.
1. Wake up at the same time each morning
It's safe to say that our sleeping habits were one of the first things to get thrown out the window during quarantine (along with 'normal' clothes, who needs those anyway?).
It's all too easy to spend an extra hour or two scrolling through social media at night, which naturally pushes your morning back further and further. You may even be tossing and turning from all the extra screen time. In short, your whole sleeping routine is likely to have been disrupted, but setting a wake-up time for each day will help get things back on track.
This doesn't mean a daily 6am alarm by any means, but choose a time that works best for your schedule and try your best to stick to it! This will have ripple effects on the rest of your day.
2. Open the windows
Allow the sheets to air out and a fresh breeze to sweep your bedroom space first thing in the morning (before making the bed). Even if it's just for a couple of minutes while you brush your teeth, this will instantly help you feel refreshed and energised.
3. Eat a good breakfast
The best part of the day in our humble opinion. Take 15 minutes to prepare a nutritious breakfast and kickstart your metabolism, perhaps avocado toast or our favourite oatmeal bowl. If breakfast isn't your thing, then enjoy a few mindful minutes with some lemon water or your favourite tea/coffee. A moment of bliss before tackling your to-do list.
Maintaining these small but important habits will set the tone for the rest of the day, giving you a sense of achievement and routine when things in the outside world seem out of your control.