Having a hard time getting on track during lockdown? I think we all are. Right now it’s an uncertain time, and we all have a bit of reorganising to do. Maybe it comes to finally starting up those at home workouts you’ve been wanting to do for months. Maybe it’s finally taking the time to start preparing our meals.
A lot of people have completely lost all sense of routine and have struggled to get it back. They’d built up a schedule that they were working with for months, maybe even years and now it’s gone. Now they’ve allowed themselves to fall into a complete free fall when it comes to their health and fitness
We shouldn’t let what we’ve already done go to waste…
We should build upon this, and take the opportunity to put in place new habits and even better routines for ourselves. And a great way to do this is by starting your day off right. Focusing on implementing a few habits right before we go to bed and then first thing in the morning. This will allow us to have some ‘wins’ that we can improve upon.
Firstly, we’ve got to think about a few things:
We need to sit down and think about what exactly it is in the morning we’re currently doing that we want to change. Are we sleeping longer than we should? Are we allowing ourselves to stay up late? We need to define what it is we want to change. Below I have a list of 9 great habits to implement!
Next we need to figure out how we’ll implement these changes. At what time will we take action on them? Do we need to prepare anything before we get started? These are crucial as without a proper plan we’ll never truly implement them long term.
We have to actually want to change. It’s ok to take a step back for a second and realise some aspects of our life aren’t as they should be. Calling ourselves out sometimes can be a painful, yet enlightening experience. Once we accept that there is something we need to change, then we can take the steps necessary to get there.
How To Start
When starting, I only ask for one thing. Don’t try to do everything at once. For the last two months we’ve been thrown into uncertainty, believing constantly that it would all be over soon. Only to continue on the path we’re on. We might have fallen deep into old habits and routines, but that’s ok. Once we make the commitment to take the first step and just keep going we’re already halfway there.
So, you’re probably asking what exactly you should be doing to start your day off right?
Well here are 9 things that I suggest implementing to improve your structure.
Read Before Bed
Sleep Away From Our Alarm
Don’t Eat Or Drink Before Bed
Aim For 7-9 Hours Sleep
Sleep In Total Darkness
Jump Out Of Bed
Do Our Most Important Tasks First
Plan A Satisfying Breakfast
Meditate In The Morning
I always make sure to reiterate that adherence comes first, so again, make sure you take this slowly if you’re having trouble. If you’re looking for more helpful fitness content just like this, then check out my Instagram account.