ASSESS WHAT YOU REALLY NEED
Everybody wakes up differently.
You don't have to set an alarm and get up as soon as it goes off.
Because that doesn’t work for everybody and sometimes, it’s not even realistic.
So, instead, wake yourself up slowly.
If you don’t feel ready to start your day, for example, plan to change that. That means you need to do something positive to start your day right.
Try making yourself breakfast in bed with these recipes, getting out in the fresh air, or start with your beauty routine. What you do is up to you, but just make sure you’re changing your mood and giving yourself energy.
PUT YOUR PHONE DOWN – EVEN IF JUST FOR HALF AN HOUR
We all need to check our phones, check our messages, see what has happened since we were last awake.
But it’s not healthy, for example, have you ever woken up with a negative message that puts you in a panic and stresses you out? This sets the tone for the whole day.
It could even be that you’ve stumbled upon a to-do that needs to get done, which doesn’t put you in the best mood. So, the best thing to do is to just stay away from it for your first hour.
Just take your morning brew of choice with you and get some fresh air. It is the best way to start the day and it will put your body in tune with what the day has in store.
Plus, if you want to focus on being more productive you need to start the day feeling like your best self. And fresh air can work wonders.
Listen to the outside, and just have a few moments of peace before your day kicks off.
SOLVE ALL THE MESSES
Sundays should be your day where you get everything together. It’s your chance to organize and restructure your life, which can sometimes get a little messed up with the pressures of the week.
Clear it all up today. If your house is a mess, clean it. If the clothes in your drawer are all screwed up into balls, tidy it up and fold them. Take a look at every area of your life that needs ‘cleaning’ and clean it.
REFLECT AND REFLECT SOME MORE
If you haven’t already thought about starting a journal, then you seriously should.
It’s yours. It’s a place you can go to and write down your thoughts and leave them there. Even if you spend your time doodling on the pages, it’s something you needed to get down on paper.
And journaling has a lot of positive effects. It’s therapeutic and will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed, and generally much happier about life.
TAKE THE TIME FOR YOU
All you have to do is shut yourself off (not forever) and do something that works to rejuvenate yourself.
Even if you spend the time pampering yourself, that’s everything from exfoliation to plucking your eyebrows
Figure out the things that make you happy. Go sit in the lounge and sink your teeth into a new book, try a crossword puzzle, or even a stroll.
MAKE SOME TIME FOR YOUR PASSION
My advice would be to work on your project/your passion as soon as you wake up in the morning because it’s when you’re the most active and full of energy.
Plus you don’t want to keep putting off something – how many times have you told yourself you’d do it later?
Don’t let yourself down, take advantage – be smart!
When everything is done and dusted now you can watch a movie. We all love to do this and it’s the perfect way to refresh.
By Srilekha Mitra