Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, which has heavily influenced all of our lives, it’s easy to
fall into the continuous habit of low motivation and inspiration to pursue a healthier
lifestyle. While the definition of a “healthy lifestyle” can be deliberated and signify many
different things, a morning routine can improve the quality of our lives and days.
In Women in Business, there have been several events discussing the theme “Morning
Routines” including the 2nd Fundraising Event called “Polish Your Morning Routine”
which dedicated the entire event to giving tips and information on how to construct a
morning routine perfect for your needs and well-being. Additionally, an assort of other
WIB events have touched on the subject of “routines” and different ways to improve our
lifestyles. Although as humans, we have different preferences and enjoyments, there are
still some essential guidelines on how to construct an effective and healthy morning
1. Falling asleep early the night before:
Find a time to fall asleep, which will allow you to sleep at least 7 hours. Attempt
to reduce caffeine consumption at least 4 hours before sleeping and reduce phone
usage an hour before.
2. Waking up early the next day:
Don’t hit the snooze button! Waking up early provides the amazing feeling of a
fresh-head start and eliminates the stressful necessity to rush. You can then start
your day on an optimistic note, and such positivity often stays with you
throughout the day.
Meditating is a potent tool which influences the entire day and generates a
focused and calm mental state. Meditation can be facilitated through YouTube
videos, applications such as headspace or a quiet place with specific breathing
4. Healthy Breakfast:
It is essential to consume healthy food in the morning abundant of nutrients and
protein. This includes vegetables and fruit, which can help boost your energy
levels and mental clarity as well as keep you satisfied for longer.
Find a way to move your body at least a little in the morning. It can be as simple
as doing some stretching or a few yoga poses or a complete body workout. There
are so many incredible benefits to this, such as increased circulation,
strengthening your muscles, as well as an increase in dopamine and adrenaline in
While it is not easy to transition to concrete routines, I promise that a morning routine
with this structure will be an awarding experience and extremely worth it. Good luck!