- This article was updated in April 2023 to reflect magazine changes.
You should pay close attention to your morning routine to ensure you start the day correctly. Too often, I’ll “wake up on the wrong side of the bed” and immediately hate the world and everything in it. Morning routines will always have a psychological element to them in that you must affirm the positivity in your day. Read on to understand what I further mean by this.
Firstly, start your day off early. By waking up between 5 am and 9 am, you will likely perform at your peak around 9 am and 1 pm. This is because you have more hours to accomplish tasks when you wake up earlier. When you finish difficult jobs in the morning, you give yourself a boost of serotonin. Serotonin makes you happier, which stems from completing your to-do list.
Secondly, try eating a healthy breakfast. When you eat well, you feel better about yourself. We naturally want to be accepted by each other, so we make an effort. When you eat a healthy breakfast, you reduce the time to purchase snacks throughout the day. Additionally, you’ll save money.
Next, with the global pandemic and every jurisdiction’s safety requirements, try to get some fresh air. Being stuck in the house is not healthy. It shows signs of negatively affecting individuals’ mental and physical health. Going for a walk can allow you to people-watch and relax. Take music, walk with a household member, or walk the dog. There are nice things about not having to walk in single file on the pavement, so take advantage of this now.
The most important thing we can do is to take care of our health, which includes mental. Social media is used to keep in touch with our loved ones, but this can also be negative for our health. After this, try to purge your space free from content that does not inspire you. Unfollow people from social media who don’t make you feel good about yourself or come across as genuine. If this is too drastic because you enjoy living vicariously through others, then go on an app cleanse. Delete one of the social media apps on your phone to focus your concentration. This way, you can plug yourself into reality more and become more self-aware.
Finally, clean up your space. Cleaning up your personal space does wonders for your mental health. It is said that your space is often the physical representation of what is going on in your mind. If your room is a mess, so is your brain, which causes trouble with what situation to attack first. Cleaning up your room hits a reset button on your mind, and it’s much easier to get work done. You can continue with the hobby you dropped off 11 days ago because you can see your equipment.
Sama is the Editor in Chief of SSEDITORIAL Magazine. She currently oversees the creative direction of the magazine after ending her role as Runway Director to develop the SSEDITORIAL RUNWAY division. When Sama is not leading the team. She likes to contribute, primarily to the high fashion section of the magazine.