5 Things to Do Before Your First Cup Of Coffee
When most of us wake up in the morning the first thing we want to think about is drinking a hot cup of coffee. It’s a part of our morning routine to stumble down the hall towards that cup of liquid motivation. After our first cup reality sets in and our busy day begins. Most of the time it’s a real struggle for me to make it through that first cup without being interrupted. That’s why I want to encourage you to read the list below, “5 things to do before your first cup of coffee”. Your morning routine can play a huge role in how productive the rest of your day is. It’s best to start the day off right.
Stretching is a great way to start your day, especially if you’re at a stage in life where “a good night’s rest” is few and far between. When we get up our joints can be stiff, and our muscles can be sore. A good stretch can make you feel more flexible and motivated.
Write Down 3 Things You Want To Accomplish That Day
This is important. I make myself do it each day. Life is busy and we all have a lot on our plate! My brain never shuts down. The to-do list is never completed, and I know that once I drink my first cup of coffee, I’ll be in ‘go-mode’ with an additional 100 things I need to accomplish (you know you do it too). While my mind is as fresh as its going to be that day, I write down 3 things I want to accomplish. Taking on the challenge to complete those 3 things seems a lot less overwhelming than the 100 other tasks that I will soon come up with. It’s a realistic goal and it helps me stay focused. Let’s not lie to ourselves and try to be a superhero by solving all of the world’s problems in one day, give it up you overachievers!
Hug Someone You Love
Whether that’s your kids, your spouse, the cat or a picture of someone you care about, hug someone before you start the day. There are so many wonderful benefits to hugging. To learn more about the health benefits from hugging check out this article about the 10 Reasons Why We Need At Least 8 Hugs During The Day. Hugging is not only beneficial to us, but you can also never go back and get all the hugs you missed. Don’t just make this a goal, make it a priority.
Check The Weather
I have been called a weather nerd, and yea its probably true but I’m okay with that. Each morning before my feet hit the floor, I check the weather. Once I do that, I know how to dress the kids for the day and what activities we can and cannot do. The next time you realize that checking the weather better prepares you for the day, I want you to look in the mirror and say, ‘I’m a weather nerd and I’m proud of it.”
Think Something Positive About Yourself
“You is kind, You is smart, You is important”, words are powerful and we should use this type of positive reinforcement on ourselves. Pick something you like about yourself (change it up each day) and repeat those kind words out loud. We live in a world that feeds on negativity and judges us harshly for our appearance, beliefs, and the choices we make. Today I want you to start on a positive note. If you don’t believe in yourself then why should anyone else? Choose to see something beautiful about yourself and allow yourself to be proud of it.
I hope you can all benefit by giving these suggestions a try. Once you complete all 5 things be sure to reward yourself with a delicious cup of coffee…or two!