字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 This video is brought to you by SquareSpace. Hello everyone! Today I will be talking about 5 ways to create the perfect morning routine for yourself. These tips can be implemented regardless of your schedule or the time you have available to get ready in the morning. Instead of suggesting new things to incorporate in your morning, like journaling or working out, I will try instead to make you transform what you already do to feel more motivated, more productive and way less stressed. This can also apply to both a morning person or a night owl, so all the tips are very flexible and depend on your own approach. 1. My very first tip is to be very smart when managing the time you have available to actually create your morning routine. When I was in Law School I always had less than an hour to wake up, get out of the house and take an hour drive to college. I couldn't afford extending my morning routine one more hour to including meditation, journaling or working out, like I see in most YouTube videos, because that would mean I would have to sleep only four or five hours every day. Because of that, I always had to be very precise when scheduling my morning routine and make it as effortless and relaxing as I could, while also being able to do everything I could manage so I could start the day off on the right foot. Because of that, my main message here is avoid fitting in all kinds of activities in a tight morning routine if you know you can't afford it. Be critical of the advice you hear and understand what is actually beneficial for your body and your mind and what is just creating a cluttered morning routine that will do you more harm than good. My advice is to experiment only with five or ten minutes blocks of time until you find the perfect morning routine. For instance, if you want to include a little bit of planning in your morning, wake up 5 minutes earlier to do that task and see how you feel during that day. Don't subtract an entire hour from you sleeping schedule to cook an entire breakfast from scratch if you can't afford it. Be mindful when setting your own expectations and flexible when you hear someone else's advice. 2. The first tip is to revaluate the sounds you hear during your morning routine. First of all, consider changing your alarm clock sound into something more pleasant, such as soft music or the sounds of nature. Secondly, re-evaluate how you feel in the morning when you are exposed to sounds, voices or music. Personally, I dislike hearing people talk when I wake up so for the most part, I prefer to spend my morning routine in silence. I don't turn on the TV or watch YouTube videos and when I do so, I find myself feeling less motivated to start the day because I feel like I am just glued to what I am hearing. Other people, however, love to jumpstart their day with the right playlist or listening to a motivational podcast. The secret is understanding how your brain reacts to auditory triggers in the morning and playing around with your options to make sure you make the most out of your morning. 3. Just like we did with audio, we need to reconsider the impact of visual triggers around the house during the morning. For me, the biggest visual trigger is clutter. When I lack the time to clean my working space, my kitchen and my bedroom, I cannot, for the life of me, enjoy my morning routine. Everywhere I look, I am reminded that I have to clean up the mess before I leave the house and that creates a ton of stress that I could easily avoid. On the other hand, that time I will be spending cleaning and decluttering before I leave, should have been spent in the precious time I have in the morning. For me, the trick is to make sure that in the previous night, I spend at no more than ten minutes going around the house, putting everything back into its place and preparing my surroundings for a new day. Another big visual trigger is your phone screen. This was another thing I was able to abolish from the first hour of my day and my morning routine drastically improved because of it. I no longer scroll through social media when I wake up or watch tv during breakfast. Having some time to myself right after waking up makes me brainstorm new ideas right away, plan my day, and reorganize my thoughts while I eat breakfast. Although some people benefit from that visual motivation in the early hours of the morning, I know I am not one of them so as a rule, I only pick up my phone in the morning to turn off the alarm and then pick it up again when I start working. 4. I am sure you have heard that breakfast is the king of meals and I have no choice but repeating the same old advice. However, I can also assure you that it's not easy to find the perfect breakfast and when you do find it, your whole morning will be transformed. A breakfast short of essential nutrients will make you feel without enough energy to face the day but eating too much can make you feel puffy and overstuffed, and eating some types of food can even give you a slight stomach ache. The same thing applies to what you drink in the morning. I am a huge fan of coffee and although I love to drink coffee in many different ways, I always feel the best when I cold brew my coffee. It makes me feel more energized, less bloated and since I can brew it overnight, I can pour it in my cup right after I climb out of bed and get an extra couple of minutes during the morning. My tip is planning a couple of recipes the night before, waking up ten minutes before your alarm clock rings and practice different things until you find the thing that works the best for you. 5. My last tip is to never underestimate the importance of prepping your day the night before. You can double the time you have available each morning to prepare for school or work if you make some smart decisions the previous night. Picking your clothes and makeup and packing your bag, lunch and snacks are all things you can do before you go to bed. You can also do a little clean up around the house, set the table for breakfast and try showering in the evening instead of doing it in the morning for an extra twenty minutes. If you are definitely not a morning person and usually feel sluggish when you wake up, you will thank yourself for doing all of that work the night before. You can use this extra time to feed your brain with motivational content, get in a 10-minute workout, cook a better breakfast or just spend some quality time with your own thoughts. If you have the motivation, you can also give yourself a prepping bonus by writing your to-do list the night before and having your day all planned out for you without having to use your brain power to do that in the morning. (And this is all for today's video! Just for a quick recap: we have talked about being flexible when scheduling your morning routine and how important it is to experiment with small blocks of time to create your perfect morning routine. We've also mentioned the importance of revaluating visual and auditory triggers during the morning, as well as finding quick, nutritious breakfast recipes and, finally, prepping for the day the night before to get a couple of extra minutes during the morning. Before we end today's video, I want to talk a little bit more about Squarespace. Squarespace gives people a powerful and beautiful online platform to create your own website. 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