For some, they may think I have a pretty easy life. Staying home, writing blog posts, taking photos, Tweeting, Instagraming, Facebooking and Emailing (I guess that does sound easy) but that isn’t all I do. While that part of my life sounds a little swish and like a dream job (which it really is!) I also have my two wonderful children with me too. Not to mention the cooking and cleaning of the house on a daily basis (children are messy creatures) and of course the running of my website design and graphics business.
By the end of the day (more like by lunch time) as you can imagine I’m rather tired and frazzled (only the other day I put a spoon in the bin instead of a teabag). I’ve recently started trying new ways to make things feel a little easier and now that I have got it together I want to share a few little tips with you on how I start my day.
Tip 1: Try to wake up at the same time each day. This will help your body understand when it’s time to be awake and when it’s time to sleep. Setting an alarm will make it easier for you to do this step. I recently got a new alarm clock which is also quite a lot of fun as it turns on when you click, clap or make a loud noise near it. My children like seeing if they can move around without it turning on. If you’re interested it’s called a Click Clock and you can buy it from IWOOT (I Want One Of Those.com) for £22.99.
Tip 2: Take a good quality daily vitamin! If your body has everything it needs it will function so much better and will also stop you from feeling so tired and fatigue all the time. Alongside my faithful daily vitamins I also like to give my body an extra boost with some Nutri-Greens which is a powder (containing 22 super foods, whole foods, fruit extracts, vegetable extracts and super fruits) that you mix with water. I buy mine here for £14.99.
Tip 3: Get in a little morning workout. Even if it’s just a super quick 10 minutes to warm up your muscles, get your blood pumping and raise your metabolism you will find it significantly changes how you feel for the rest of the day. I like to do 2 minutes each of skipping, knee ups, leg raises, press ups and crunches. I find this just warms up and wakes up my whole body for the day ahead.
Tip 4: Eat a good breakfast. My go to has got to be oats as it provides so much energy which is released slowly and also keeps away any sweet tooth cravings. You could try a plate of scrambled eggs with tomatoes, mushrooms, spring onions, and a piece of good quality seed bread. Or have avocado on toast, there are so many healthy options out there and most of them can be put together within 5 minutes so not having time will not be an excuse for having a bowl of coco pops.
Tip 5: Have a list of what you need to do/what you want to have done each day. I am such a big list person and I don’t know where I would be without my notepad and pen.
So there we have it. I really hope my tips on how i start my day help you out and make you have a little more energy and feel more focused throughout the day.