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Some people are naturally morning people, but let’s be honest, that’s not the case for most people. The majority need to get through a few hours of the day — and a few cups of coffee — before they can begin to entertain the idea of reaching their full potential. But we think this is the wrong approach, and also something that you can change. If you’re out and about all day, then the morning also serves as a time when you’re actually at home. So why not enjoy it? In this blog, we’ll run through some useful tips that’ll have you loving your mornings at home, both during a working week and at the weekend.
You can’t expect to wake up happy if you’re being abruptly woken from a pleasant sleep. The experience is too jarring. Also, it’s unnatural. Before the invention of alarm clocks, people just woke up naturally, and we’re sure they were all the happier for it. You can transition to a more gentle wakeup by making some adjustments. The best solution is to invest in an alarm clock that simulates the rising sun. Rather than the abrasive alarm of your phone going off, you’ll be gently awoken just as you would be in more natural circumstances.
Of course, the problem might not be waking up. The issue could be that you don’t want to get out of bed. This is normally the case during those cold winter mornings when you just know that you’re leaving the warmth of the bed for the cold of everywhere else. The solution? Make sure that your home is warm. In your bathroom, invest in wetroom underfloor heating and a heated towel rack — it’ll make getting out of the warm shower much more manageable. You can also invest in a smart heater that comes on before you awake, so the home is nice and toasty when you get out of bed.
Mornings In the Kitchen
You should enjoy breakfast, and the morning in general. If you’re running around just so you can make it out of the door on time, then something will need to change. First, look at getting out of bed an hour earlier. It’ll be difficult for two minutes, but you’ll appreciate the added time that it gives you. From there, it’s about making the most of your kitchen and dining space. Pour yourself a coffee, make a nice breakfast, and open up the newspaper. It’ll get you ready for the day ahead.
Spring Mornings Outdoors
Is there anything better than the arrival of spring? Not in our book. The air is warm, the birds are singing, and the world seems absolutely lovely. You can make the most of one of life’s most affirming moments by investing in your back garden. If you have a patio with high-quality outdoor furniture and perhaps an addition such as a water feature, then you’ll be able to enjoy all the goodness of a delightful spring morning spent outdoors.