9 May 2018

LJ Switzerland - morning routine

Getting a head start on the day with a walk in the sunshine.

Have you ever noticed how some people wake up refreshed and full of energy, yet others don’t function at their best until midday, three coffees later? Why is that?

Whilst it’s said that some of us are naturally predisposed to be night owls or early birds, I believe that we all have the potential to be productive earlier in the morning and get our days off to a great start.

So, how do you do it? I’ve learned a few tricks over the years to help me get moving at the start of the day that may help.

Never snooze

Whilst the snooze button may seem like a luxury, in fact it’s disturbing your natural sleep pattern. Great sleep relies on completing sleep cycles, snoozing restarts and disturbs these cycles leaving you sleepier than before. Once you wake up, open the curtains, get out of bed and get moving!

Get moving!

There’s nothing better for me first thing in the morning than exercise. A game of squash, a quick run, or even cycling to work; any form of activity early in the day is a solid part of my routine. I find that once I get my heartrate up whilst having some headspace to think through the day ahead, I have significantly more energy and am more productive throughout the day.

The most important meal of the day

Breakfast is essential to kick-start your metabolism and fuel your morning. Whether it’s porridge and water, or an egg-white omelette, I never fail to have a good breakfast first thing. It’s guaranteed to get my energy levels up and stop me snacking on sugary foods later in the day, which will ultimately leave me feeling groggy.
Every Friday we have a big breakfast ready for the Sales team at UKFast. It’s a long-standing tradition, perhaps because Fridays are the last day of the week to reach our goals and targets, so we need plenty of fuel!

However you choose to make the most of your mornings, don’t let the hours slip by in a haze. I’d love to hear your tips for a fantastic morning.

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