6 Quick Things You can do for Better Mornings.

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   Mornings are tough, we get it...

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It’s early and dark-ish. You're cuddled up in your warm sheets dreaming about your crush who doesn't even know that you exist. You've finally decided to go talk to them. Then suddenly, you hear a beeping noise fading in, and your perfect dream is fading out. You wake up and realize the alarm is going off, you reach over to switch it off. You roll over back in bed, grab your phone and start switching between the same apps for hours. You sit up. You swing your legs off the bed, touch the cold floor with your feet. Hooray! You're late to work. Because you forgot about daylight savings. Now your morning is ruined.  

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Unless you're one of those mythical creatures whom refereed to as 'morning people' you would find the scenario above a perfect representation of your mornings. So since we want you to be a productive adult (let's assume that you are); we've brought you 8 simple tips that only takes few minutes each morning to start your day off right! 
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It's a simple task, it may sound ridiculous at first. But let me tell you why making your bed helps improve the start of your day. 
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If you make your bed every morning, you've accomplished your first task of the day. It will give you a sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task, then another and another.... 
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By the end of the day, that one task completed, will turn into many more tasks completed (we hope). It's the small things we do in our lives that prepare us to the bigger tasks. And if by any chance you were having a bad day, you'll come home to a bed that is made. 
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If that doesn't convince you, then let me introduce you to my friend, science. According to a survey of 68,000 people, 71% of bed-makers consider themselves happy, while 62% of non-bed-makers said they were unhappy. Plus, it only take 2 minutes max, so just do it! 
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Along the same lines as bed-making; we know about your wardrobe-chair. You know, that chair that racks piles and piles of your everyday clothes that you were too lazy to hang back in your actual wardrobe. 
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If you have a minute in the morning, wash some dishes, take-out the trash, clean up the living room clutter. Do something, it will make you feel accomplished and productive to kick-start your day.
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TIP: I usually wake up, brew coffee, and in the meanwhile it takes for the coffee to brew, i'll go make my bed and tidy up my apartment that way I don't waste too much time during the morning.
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I know what you are thinking, the world isn't ready to look at my face just yet, but exposing yourself to sunlight first thing in the morning has a lot of benefits that outweigh the risk of people seeing your lovely bedhead. 
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"There is increasing evidence that exposure to light, during the day — particularly in the morning — is beneficial to your health via its effects on mood, alertness and metabolism," -  Dr. Phyllis Zee
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Natural light also helps your brain sync up to the Earth's natural rotation, which can have major health benefits. According to one study by Northwestern University, people with more exposure to natural light slept longer and better at night. They also got more exercise and reported a better quality of life.
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They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, which indeed is. Your body has been fasting all night and it's eager to eat those nutrients upon waking up. Although, some people mistaken that statement and think that they have to eat a feast for breakfast.
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While it can be tempting to start your day with bacon-wrapped, egg-stuffed, maple syrup dripping pancakes everyday. Eating heavy and greasy foods can slow you down a lot. 
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it's important to know the right nutrients to put in your body for your body to actually use for good. Try to have a balanced breakfast, add a side of berries or grains for that extra fiber kick. If you give your body some heavy-duty nutrients in the morning, you'll feel more awake and your body will thank you later in the day. 
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Reducing stress, increasing creativity, and decreasing blood pressure are just few of the benefits of meditating. So why not add it to your morning routine? 
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It's not rocket-science. Just breathe in, breathe out. Focus on your pulse and the sounds of your surroundings. You can even do it in bed! You can go the extra mile and put on some calm music. There are even apps that teaches/helps you to meditate. You also don't have to do it all morning long, 2-5 minutes is a perfect way to begin your day stress-free and help you have a great attitude. 
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P.S: If you're running late, just skip it. Don't meditate and drive, obv. 
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Stretching is also a great way to start your morning. Again, you don't have to spend all morning doing it, but couple of minutes will help promote your flexibility, blood flow and posture. 
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Reading stimulates your brain, which wakes you up. Not to mention it also helps take your mind off of the stress of the upcoming tasks of the day so you can go into the day feeling relaxed and prepared.
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There are innumerable benefits of reading, not just that it helps improve your vocabulary, brah. But it also helps promote creativity and memory. Starting your day with a little bit of reading gets you those benefits first thing in the morning.
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After all, a better morning is completely up to you..

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We gave you some of our favorite morning routines that we follow in hope that it can help you form better habits and help you be as productive as possible. But at the end of the day, it's what matters to you the most that can make a change. 

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You're not limited to only these 6 things, try different things, even if that means bumping Slipknot or Kidz Bop 5 at five in the morning to wake you up, then hell, do it! (I know, completely irrelevant genres, but you get my point). 

 

 If all fails, watch motivational video (here's our favorite). If that does't motivate you to get out of bed, then I don't know what will. 

 

 

It could be tough in the beginning, but try to commit for at least a week, and you'll see the huge impact it makes in your mood, productivity levels and overall happiness.  

 

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https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brain-candy/201208/make-your-bed-change-your-life

http://www.webmd.com/brain/news/20140814/employees-benefit-from-natural-light-study-finds

http://www.artofliving.org/us-en/meditation/meditation-for-you/benefits-of-meditation

http://www.vogue.com/13276498/best-meditation-apps-mindfulness/

 

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  • These are great things to do for Single Person with no children.

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