If you're reading this in a bleary-eyed haze wondering where the morning went, there's a pretty good chance you need to rethink your waking up ritual. The way you spend the first 60 minutes of each morning can have a profound affect on the rest of the day -- especially on Mondays when any sane person would rather be in bed. Here are seven morning routines that will help you to start the day on the right foot.
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We know that not getting adequate sleep means we do a disservice to our brain and our physical and metabolic health. Unfortunately, trying to fall asleep can be a tricky, especially when we try too hard. Here are five secrets to a good night’s rest from the University of Sydney's associate professor of sleep and wellbeing, Chin Moi Chow.
From my informal survey of mums and dads, the worst part of school day mornings is packing school lunches. I’m not sure what makes it the most dreaded task — perhaps it’s the Groundhog Day nature of it all, or feeling like you’re a one-person inventory spreadsheet, or the inevitable complaints from little Hudson that he wanted roast beef and not turkey and now his day is the worst.
Here’s what you should do: Tell your kids, “You do it.”
Even if you're a night owl, you can still have more productive mornings if you put in a little effort to make getting up easier. Of course, it still won't be easy, but if you like the idea of a more relaxing start to the day, here are some suggestions to get you started.
What did you do when you woke up this morning? If you crawled out of bed and trudged straight to work after hitting the snooze button numerous times, you clearly haven't begun the week on the best footing. According to the world's business elite, having a set Monday routine can pay dividends to your health, happiness and ability to get ahead -- both in your professional and personal life. Here are seven Monday hacks employed by famously successful people to start your week off in the best possible way.
Most 9-to-5 workers leave home each morning in a mad rush which can affect their happiness when they are confronted with the trail of destruction later that evening. Fortunately, with a tiny bit of effort, it's possible to maintain a welcoming abode for your return home. This infographic explains how it's done.
Most of us could do with some improvements to our daily routine. Because nothing much changes during the work week, it's easy to slip on 'autopilot' and sleepwalk through each day. Instead, you should be adding order to all this monotony -- from your morning routine to the daily commute home. This infographic contains 44 ways to hack the daily grind.
A cup of coffee can get you moving in the morning, but it's not the only way. This uplifting routine doesn't require any special exercise equipment, and will get your blood pumping so you can wake up.
The idea of waking up early, sitting down to breakfast, and writing a few pages in a journal sounds great. But in practice, it rarely works out so cleanly. After a while, you start sleeping in a little more. Then you skip writing, because you're in a rush to beat traffic. And who has time for breakfast, anyway?