Is it just me or is it so much harder to get up in the morning during Winter time? The thought of getting out of my lovely warm bed makes me want to roll over and go back to sleep, but unfortunately, we all have lives to lead and commitments to fulfil and therefore I’ve come up with a pretty comfortable Winter Morning routine to make getting up easier this winter.
Set a timer on your boiler
We’ve got this sussed, when we moved in we decided to set a timer for the morning and a timer for the evening. Our heating comes on an hour before we get up and stays on for an hour and a half after we get up, this makes our house a little warmer in the mornings making it easier to leave the bed.
Wake up 20 minutes earlier
Waking up 20 minutes earlier allows me to wander down to the kitchen, put the kettle on and make tea toast to enjoy in the living room with an episode of The Big Bang Theory or whatever I’m binging at the time.
Enjoy getting ready to start your day
I am not a morning person and the last thing I want to do before midday is put on actual clothes, makeup and leave the house, but I’ve started making getting ready a little bit more enjoyable by adding some music. I throw on my favourite tracks and it really brightens my mood and leaves me feeling extremely positive.
Prepare the night before
When we were kids I think it’s safe to say most of our parents tried to get us to pack our bags and get our clothes ready for school the night before? Well, there’s a reason for that! Preparing the night before means less chance of not being able to find the things you need and it also means less rushing.
And honestly, that’s it. It’s not a difficult morning routine, I’m not getting up at 6am to do yoga, I’m not shoving cucumbers and avocado down my throat in a bid to be super healthy. I’m just making things a little bit easier and a little bit more enjoyable and trust me it works.
What do you do to make getting up in the morning easier?
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