Create a morning routine you love

Elisha Iveson Lifestyle Writer

Snoozed alarms, groggy eyes and rushing around in a frenzy - it's a picture most people can relate to. But what if you could create a morning routine that you and your family enjoyed? Just a few healthy habits can set you up for a great day. Instead of dreading the daily wake-up, start to love your morning routine with these simple tips:

morning routine
Great days start with good habits

Wake up earlier (than everyone else)

Good mornings start with you. Instead of staying up late, try waking up a little earlier and scheduling in some ‘me-time’ each morning. This way, it’ll lift your mood for a more successful day too! Meditate, exercise or get cosy with a good book for a few minutes - the choice is yours. Just as long as you’re giving yourself the space, time and self-care to start your day on a positive note.

If you find waking up difficult, try setting your alarm just five minutes earlier each day - you'll be a morning person before you know it!

Consult your morning checklist

Having a list to help the family nail morning tasks will make life a lot easier and save precious thinking time. Whether it’s saved on your phone or stuck on the fridge, give your morning some structure. It’ll help eliminate potential stress points so you can focus on enjoying the day ahead.

Don’t know where to start? We’ve got our Daily Routine List to help:

Morning routine checklist
Perfect for you and your little ones to refer to, Monday to Friday!

Don't skip breakfast

We all know it’s the most important meal of the day, yet we still struggle to make breakfast a priority. Try to avoid rushing or skipping your first meal of the day by setting an official ‘breakfast time’ for everyone. Starting your day slowly all together allows for better digestion and a better mood. 

Make sure you choose a healthy, filling breakfast, full of goodness to set you up for the day. If you're stuck for ideas, take a look at some of our personal favourites:

And make sure you top your breakfast choice with a daily dose of Optibac friendly bacteria! We have good bacteria for the whole family with supplements like Every Day and Babies & Children. Sprinkle them over your breakfast, swallow a capsule, or swirl a sachet in some water each morning so our friendly bacteria reaches your gut alive and at optimum quality every morning.

Make time for the little things

Little things go a long way. Tasks that are easy to 'leave until later' actually make you feel so much more productive if you get them done in the morning. Things like making your bed, doing the washing up, maybe even beginning dinner prep - they all help the day go smoother. There may be some mornings that there just isn't time, but trying to leave yourself an extra five or ten minutes to get ahead does the world of good for your mental state.

… And repeat!

Lastly, enjoy the perks of your new-and-improved morning and look forward to doing it all again tomorrow (with a good night’s sleep in between). Still not sure if hero mornings are for you? Here are some quickfire reasons why your routine is worth the extra effort:

  • Increases productivity
  • Improves your mindset
  • Helps you think clearly
  • Enforces good habits

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