4 Easy Tips For A Productive Stay Home Morning Routine
Collaboration Article with YoRipe
In an effort to fight against the current situation, governments around the world have been introducing measures and encouraging everyone to stay home. As a result, most of our routines have been thrown into disarray as many now work and study from home. The bedroom becomes a study or office, delivery services become the mealtime norm, and social interactions are limited to online chats and virtual gatherings.
As we adjust to this new norm, it is ever more important to care for yourself and adopt a healthy lifestyle by eating and sleeping well. Taking care of your body isn’t just good for your physical health, but also for your mental and emotional well being during this period - in turn impacting your overall happiness, productivity and success.
In the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing with you some tips on how to thrive during the current circuit breaker and beyond, from morning to night.
Kickstart your morning the right way with these good morning routines which will help leave you relaxed, alert and energized for the day:
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1. Have a Consistent Sleep Schedule
Sleep is one of the most powerful and important activities for us. It helps both our minds and bodies recover.
Weavve is here to help with a couple of tips for Great Sleep Habits:
- Get Enough Sleep!
A good night’s rest of 7-9 hours daily is one of the most definitive components of wellness. It has shown to be one of the most effective ways to improve concentration, strengthen the immune system and improve a person’s mood and feeling of well-being.
- Sleep And Wake Up At The Same Time Everyday, Even On Weekends
Establishing a consistent sleep schedule and sticking to it is important. Be determined to develop a change in your sleep pattern, by making your sleep and wake time an anchored part of your schedule.
This reinforces your circadian rhythm, allowing your bodily system to operate efficiently and energized, from mood to diet to heart function. Research has also shown that people who follow a consistent wake-up time are overall more satisfied in every area of their lives.
2. Adopt Healthy Breakfast Habits
You know the saying: “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, that’s why it’s really important to develop good breakfast habits to help you start the day off right and provide you enough energy to blast through your work!
YoRipe is here to help with a couple of tips for Healthy Breakfast Habits that you can follow:
- Don’t Skip Breakfast
The first important point to address is not to skip breakfast itself! This is because from the moment you wake up, your blood sugar that your body needs to make your muscles and brain work their best is low & breakfast is the best moment to immediately replenish your energy. Without refueling, you will lack the mental and physical energy to properly go through the day.
- Eat a Proper Hearty Breakfast
Just a cup of coffee and a muffin isn’t enough. The best way to fuel your body is to start with small and light but include foods with important nutrients like protein, fibre and/or wholegrain carbohydrates (eg. eggs, fruit, wholegrain bread, oatmeal, granola, cottage cheese). This will help refuel your body properly, energize you and help you stay full longer!
- Foods to Avoid
Avoid sugary pastries, cereals, cakes, sweetened fruit juices and processed meats at the breakfast table! These foods might be super easy to prepare but they can lead to spiking blood sugar, increased risk of health problems and diabetes and can leave you getting hungry sooner which could lead to overeating from pre-lunch snacking.
To help you get started for a hearty breakfast idea, here is a Mushroom Breakfast recipe that you can find in the YoRipe App! You can download it here.
3. Morning Exercise
Movement and exercise in the morning before cognitive work is found to be the best way to focus the mind, boost creativity, and keep your energy levels up - all of which will set you up for a happier and productive day, and better quality sleep at night!
- Enhanced Metabolism
While home, try fitness methods like high intensity interval training, pilates, and yoga. These use your own body weight and occasionally simple props to work up a sweat, tone your body effectively and release those feel good endorphins. Exercising before your breakfast also boosts your metabolism post workout, burning more calories and controlling blood sugar better.
- Healthier Food Decisions
WIthin 10 minutes, your body releases GABA, a neurotransmitter that makes your brain feel soothed and keeps you in control of your impulses. This may help curb appetite, stop overeating and allow you to make better food choices throughout the day!
4. Finally, Set Goals For The Day
Setting goals is correlated with huge increase in confidence and feelings of control. It’s a great way to jump start your creativity, and put everything into motion. What do you want to accomplish today? What is the most efficient and effective use of your time?
Make it a habit to spend a few minutes mapping out your day and determining what you want to accomplish. It may be a task list to be completed at work, a new skill that you’re trying to hone, or even new habits you want to achieve. With this, you can stay grounded even on your busiest days, and better budget time while making a commitment to daily goals.
With these simple tips, we hope that you can achieve a better start to your day. Whatever your morning routine is, give your mind and body what they need to take on the day refreshed and recharged!
This article is part of a 3 Part series done in collaboration with YoRipe / Weavve Home.
About YoRipe: YoRipe is Singapore’s First personalised cooking & grocery app, with 20,000+ registered users and 1,500+ recipes from Asian fusion, Western, Baking and Desserts and much more. We strive to provide everyone a one stop cooking experience from shopping list to table!
Download our app here to check out our recipes and shop smarter with our grocery list.
YoRipe is also having a Stay-at-Home Grocery Basket, where we deliver fresh ingredients and recipes made by local chefs straight to your home! Find out more and order now via this link.
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