We could all do with a little help in the morning to boost our mood and make sure our day gets off to the best start possible.
Making some small adjustments to your usual morning routine can really help to improve your mood and outlook for the rest of the day.
Make each morning wonderful with our top tips for getting your day off to the best start possible.
A great morning starts the night before
The secret to a stress-free, happy morning is preparing a few things the night before to save those precious moments before you leave the house in the morning.
Small tasks which only take minutes each the night before will save you time and stress in the morning. Before you go to sleep, pick out your outfit for the following day and make your lunch – ensuring everything sorted and ready to go. Having these little tasks sorted will really take a lot of stress out of your morning and minimise the chances of being rushed off your feet.
Hydration hydration hydration
As soon as we wake up, many of us go straight to caffeine to help us wake up and prepare for the day but ideally water should be the first thing you drink in the morning.
The six to eight hours of sleep you are recommended to get each night is a really long period to go without water. Having a large glass of H2O as soon as you wake up helps to replenish your body and skin, leaving you looking and feeling better.
If you simply can’t cope without your morning fix of tea or coffee, simply drink your water and follow up with your drink of choice.
Take a mood-boosting shower
Showering in the morning can really help to wake you up and is the perfect opportunity to give yourself a little pamper to instantly boost your mood and prepare you for the day ahead.
Uplifting, energy-boosting shower gels are the perfect accompaniments to your morning shower. Sparkling, energising citrus scents are our fragrance of choice when it comes to morning cleansing products.
The aptly named Grumpy Cow Uplifting Bath & Shower Gel from Cowshed awakens the senses and invigorates with a divine combination of uplifting Orange and Lemon essential oils. Simply lather and cleanse your skin, letting the bright scent perk up your mood.