How to Optimize Your Morning Routines & Boost Your Energy Now
September is right around the corner and for many of us that means getting back to morning routines. Even if you don’t have kids that are heading back to school you might still have been considering a fresh start since September is the new January. I think it’s easier to implement new habits like morning routines when the weather is good and spirits are high.
Have you tried tweaking or overhauling your morning routine before but just couldn’t get the new healthy habits to stick?
I’m constantly trying to optimize my morning routine to improve my productivity and health. Some habits have been easy to implement and others continue to be a struggle.
One thing I have noticed is that a great morning routine starts the night before. Every time I skip the evening prep the morning never runs smoothly and something always gets sacrificed.
Could a solid night routine be the answer to banishing chaotic mornings and boosting your energy?
The more decisions you make now means less stress later. Less decision making fatigue equals more energy!
Here’s my typical nightly routine that helps me workout at 6am and eat a healthy breakfast without being late for work.
8:20pm – pack my lunch and snacks
8:30pm – prep breakfast and set up coffee maker
8:40pm – pack my gym bag
8:45pm – lay out my gym clothes and set my alarm
9:00pm – get ready for bed, read a book
9:30pm – lights out
One of my favourite breakfasts that can easily be prepared the night before is Overnight Oats and Chia. I use full-fat coconut milk and top it with frozen berries. This breakfast is packed with fibre and healthy fat that keeps me fueled all morning.
What does your ideal morning look like? Do you prep the night before like me?