Tips for Your Summer Morning Routine

By Emily Polanowski, Co-Editor-in-Chief

The way you start your day determines how the rest of it is going to go.

That’s why it is so important to have a routine!

Now, summer presentes the perfect opportunity to start a morning routine.

Here are some tips to help you build your own summer morning routine.



  • Drink WATER!


      • It may not seem to make a difference, but drinking a glass of water as soon as you wake up has been proven to benefit the body throughout the day. Chris Bailey from A Life Of Productivity states in his Killer Morning Habit article,“Water fires up your metabolism, hydrates you, helps your body flush out toxins, and gives your brain fuel.”

        Try to finish 2 water bottles by lunch time!
        Image Courtesy of @dreaming2gether via Twitter


  • Exercise


      • Whether it’s a little yoga, stretching or full on weight lifting, exercising is helpful in the morning. You have the most energy at the start of your day, and this helps keep that energy throughout your day. Your first couple of days you could even just take a morning walk down the street and get some fresh air along with it.


  • Breakfast


      • Many people like to skip out on breakfast, which is the worst thing you could do. “89% of successful people eat a healthy breakfast every morning”(21 Day Hero). Get some nutrients in your body and a full stomach! It could be eggs and toast or just a small bowl of oatmeal that can change the outlook of what your day will feel like.

        A healthy breakfast is the perfect way to start your day!
        Image Courtesy of @plantbasedvibes via Twitter


  • Wash Your Face


      • If you don’t already do this, you should. You don’t need fancy cleansers, although they can be nice, just use a simple bar of soap and a washcloth. Your skin is clean, hydrated and bright, and it helps take away some of the dirt and oil from the day before.


  • Stimulate Your Brain


    • Don’t go straight for your phone or tablet, even though it’s tempting; it’s not good for your eyes. Try to read something, a book or even the label on your tube of toothpaste as you brush your teeth (which you also should be doing, cause if you don’t, ew). Stimulating your brain can be the difference between an energized focused day and a lazy, wasted one.

      A simple walk every morning can help wake anyone up and bring energy that lasts throughout the day.
      Image courtesy of @HarryShumJr. via Twitter


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