How I energise my morning routine
Now it’s properly autumn, the nights are longer, the mornings are darker and this is the time of year where if I’m not careful my energy levels dip and I want to hibernate and hit snooze on the alarm again, and again, and….. see, it’s a slippy slope!
So throughout autumn and winter I make an extra effort to boost my mood and throw a little energy into my mornings – just simple things, totally achievable and they make me happy.
Drink warm lemon water
First up I fight the urge to hit snooze and get straight out of bed. Mix myself up some warm water with freshly squeezed lemon juice and just a touch of honey.
I get the radio on in the kitchen, I love Apple radio, no adverts just songs, I usually pick ‘Charting Hits’ as it’s high energy
I go outside, whatever the weather – I get into the garden and do 5 minutes of hula hooping, even if it’s pouring with rain, I kinda think the weather really wakes you up, a blast of life and it feels good.
Eat something good for breakfast
I usually eat some fruit and scrambled eggs or peanut butter on wholegrain toast or tuck into porridge with blueberries and a drizzle of maple syrup. These breakfasts always keep me full until lunch time and release the carbs slowly so there’s no sugar rush and crash.
Cup of coffee
I have to have coffee and I wouldn’t be without my Nespresso machine – lovely coffee always perks up my day.
Shower and go
During the autumn and winter I like to use body and hair products that contain bergamot, it’s such an uplifting scent, really lifts my mood and makes me feel good.