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5 Morning Routine Hacks to Try Today

We’ve been spending some time trying to work out a morning routine that gets us fired up and ready to take on the day. Since going it alone and being ‘self-employed’ we have found having a good morning routine has really helped to get the most out of the day! Mindset is soooooo important and these hacks will get you into the right one to take on the day!  So without further a-do, here our are 5 Morning Routine Hacks :  1. Prep the night before A good routine definitely starts the evening before! If you struggle to do anything in the morning, try and get this done the night before! For us, it's definitely getting dressed. So picking your outfit the night before can really help to save time. 2. Lemon and hot water first thing Squeeze half a lemon, a pinch of pink salt and hot water. It will get the body going! Have this as soon as you wake up to kickstart your day, flush out your system and leave you feeling great!  3. Meditate Taking 5 -10 minutes to meditate in the morning is by far our biggest tip. It gives you a moment to check in with yourself and your body, connect with it and also reflect. We find this sets our mindset up for the day ahead. If you think of meditation as a muscle, at first you might not notice anything, but once you have done it for a few weeks, you will really start to notice the difference! Just like training any muscle in your body, it takes a few weeks before you notice changes.  4. Breakfast Arguably the best meal of the day, but how bad are we for either skipping it or grabbing something quick and easy that doesn’t keep you full. If you are in a rush we recommend a protein smoothie - add in half a banana and some peanut butter, it's a great one and you can even drink it on the way to work. Just add in some ice cubes to keep it cool. If you have more time, go for something nutritious, porridge is a great one, add in some nuts, seeds and fruit to get in those extra bits of goodness. Remember, your body needs variety, so mix it up, try different fruits, different combos to keep you and your body interested. 5. Practising Gratefulness Gratefulness ties in beautifully with the meditation, just take a small moment to think about or write down three things you are grateful for. Tip - think of things that are easy for you to connect with, maybe the coffee you are drinking, or getting to say good morning to your partner, or being able to call your friend or mum. If your feeling brave, maybe tell that person and pass on the gratitude! It could just be a quick text message, but it will make such a difference we guarantee it! Hope you enjoyed these super quick and easy morning routine hacks, let us know how you get on if you try them out and we hope you enjoy your new morning routine!  If you liked these tips, why not take it up a notch and try out 5 Day Challenge to a Balanced Lifestyle - it has great tips, recipes and workouts, plus its great fun to try out something new! Click here >>>>