From ditching the zombie smartphone scroll to getting a good breakfast, here are the best ways to maximise the start of your day.
4 September 2019| Last updated on 5 September 2019
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Some mornings you seem to breeze through the early hours. You’ve got time to sit and drink a cup of coffee, eat a healthy breakfast and even leisurely catch up on the day’s news.
Other days, your alarm goes off and you just about find time to brush your teeth before rushing out of the door.
While having a calm and peaceful morning can feel like a rare and magical occurrence, there are simple ways you can make every early start a bit less hectic – even when you’re short of time.
We asked experts to give us their top tips for making a busy and stressful day ahead more manageable.
2. Have a digital detox
Managing your use of technology can be a real time-maximiser in the mornings. Life coach Danielle North recommends switching out your phone for an old school alarm clock, so you can keep your devices turned off overnight.
She explains: “Once the smartphone is off, it’s easier to not grab it first thing in the morning.
“Perhaps you’ll even wait until you leave the house to switch in on? Either way, this habit can really help to ease stress and anxiety as well as lower your daily smartphone usage.”
4. Introduce your senses to the day
“This is often overlooked, but it’s important to try and let the natural senses meet the day,” says comparison coach Lucy Sheridan.
“Taking a shower in natural light reduces your exposure to artificial lighting that can overstimulate the senses, leading to stress and anxiety,” she says.
“This isn’t always possible in the winter months but it’s a habit to try and adopt where you can.”