If you often wake up in the morning throwing tantrums because you feel groggy, lazy and unmotivated to start the day, you’re definitely not alone. Ever since I started a 9 to 5 job, my nights were mostly reserved for Netflix to catch up on the latest shows or doing absolutely nothing. It was what I like to call, my “me-time reward” after using my brain for eight hours continuously.
Despite giving myself some time at night to unwind and relax, I often find myself waking up on the wrong side of the bed the next day. Did I get too comfortable with laziness the night before? Did I not get a good night sleep? I started questioning my self-care routine after noticing that my early morning gym routine was down the drain and soon realized that all those Netflix-and-chill nights were indeed backfiring on my mental and physical health.
I decided to reassess my daily routine and pick out some practices that I felt could be improved. Starting from the most basic responsibilities, I worked my way up to incorporating more activities and setting positive habits before I went to bed the night before, and my mornings began to feel so much better! Here are some changes I made to wake up to a better and more positive morning.