The morning light begins to stream in through the windows. Other stir in the house and you are slowly waking up to a new, fresh day. Time to start the process of settling in to a fresh cup of coffee, fresh shower and clean clothes following in the typical moring routine.
With schools and work schedules starting earlier and earlier, many have to “jump start” their mornings. People generally think of morning people as the ones who are just naturally cheery to wake up early and get out of bed with ease. The truth is, these people have a strict schedule which helps them out in the morning. They know what they’re doing, and we’re going to be discussing a few of their tips to help you do the same.
The first key to becoming someone who works better in the mornings is time management. For many people, if you have to go to work at 7, you’ll wake up at 6. People tend to give themselves an hour time limit to get up, shower, eat breakfast, get dressed and many other tasks that must be done. These tasks when added together can take much more than an hour for some people, so why are we limiting ourselves and causing a stressful rush out the door?
This is where time management comes in. Allowing for better time management allows us to time out our tasks and give us a better estimate of the time we need allotted to the morning routine. Take a piece of paper and note down how long it approximately takes you to complete each task. Add the total together and then add an additional 20-30 minutes to the mix. This extra bit of time can allow for you to take a moment to breathe and feel less stressed.
By doing this, you might have figured out that your routine is much longer than an hour. However, you most likely aren’t even including some of the important aspects. Many people forget to include exercise sessions into their morning routine. These are vital sessions because they are uninterrupted and allow for you to have your space to yourself. Becoming stress free right away in the morning has been shown to increase work productivity and help you do your best throughout the day. If you knew a 20 minute yoga session in the morning could reduce that mid-day slump, wouldn’t you want to get up just a little bit earlier?
Stress reduction is the overall key to becoming a morning person. Whether it be a jog around town, a 20 minute yoga session, half an hour on the treadmill. Anything that will help you wind down right away will show a huge domino effect of happiness and energy throughout the work day. There are other ways to stress down, however, which do not include the mornings. Natural stress relievers such as green tea and other healthy foods have shown energy throughout the day.
Another habit to reduce stress in the office is to enjoy a chair massage from Massage Kneads. It can help muscular tension which causes daily aches and pains. Following a mobile chair massage, many notice a physical and emotional release which allows for a calm state of mind which increases productivity and mental clarity for those last few hours at your desk or to complete another project.
One of our clients has sent us this review about their recent experience mobile chair massage experience with Massage Kneads.
Highly Recommended! 5 Stars!
“I carry a lot of tension in my back and shoulders and sitting in front of a computer screen all day does not help the situation. In just a short amount of time, Janet is able to get out all the “kinks.” It really does make a world of difference for me. Also, based on what’s bothering me the most at the time of my visit, Janet is able to customize the therapy for my back, neck or shoulder issues with the right amount of pressure to alleviate the tension and discomfort. Thanks as always!”
Have your HR department contact Janet Constantino, CEO of Massage Kneads, at 404 664 3221 to get your wellness program started! You are one simple call away from escaping stress allowing for better time management!
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