10 Ways to Improve Your Morning Routine

March 08, 2020 3 min read

10 Ways to Improve Your Morning Routine

Struggling to get going in the morning? If so, you might need to tweak your morning routine. Because mornings set the tone for the entire day ahead it’s critical to establish a good morning routine. Keep reading for 10 easy ways to improve your morning routine.

Prepare the Night Before 

A good morning routine begins with preparation the night before. Have you ever had a morning where you can’t seem to find anything to wear, you’ve lost a shoe or you can’t find your briefcase? There is nothing more frustrating than scrambling to find the items you need for the day. By establishing a good nighttime routine and preparing for the day ahead you can feel confident that you have everything you need for a stress-free morning.

Resist The Snooze Button

As tempting as it is to hit the snooze button when you’re tired it’s imperative to resist the urge. There are many studies that have found that hitting the snooze button leads to increased drowsiness, slower memory, and decreased productivity. According toReena Mehra, M.D., M.S., Director of Sleep Disorders Research if you’re hitting the snooze button regularly you should review your sleep habits. If you’re getting seven to eight hours of quality sleep and you still are consistently hitting the snooze button you should discuss it with your physician to rule out an undiagnosed sleep disorder. 

Alarm Clock

Stay Offline  

One of the easiest ways to improve your morning routine is by staying offline. One of the most common things people do as soon as they turn off their alarm in their morning is reach for their phone is scroll through social media, check their email, and even the news. When you open social media you’re immediately inundated with information and you have no idea whether it’s going to have a positive or negative impact on your day. Instead of laying in bed and scrolling utilize those precious minutes of your morning to adopt a healthier morning routine. 

Make Your Bed 

Making your bed each morning will give you an instant sense of accomplishment and routine. Making your bed instills a sense of discipline and pride that will set the tone for the rest of the day. Not only will making your bed feel good, you’ll come home to a tidy and organized bedroom. 

Hydrate 

Drinking a glass of water in the morning is one of the healthiest morning routines you can adopt. After sleeping for seven to eight hours your body naturally becomes dehydrated. Drinking water in the morning will not only help you wake up but will give your metabolism a boost, flush out toxins, and will assist with your energy levels.

Woman drinking water

Practice Gratitude 

For a mood boost that will last all day implement practicing gratitude in your morning routine. There are plenty of different ways to practice gratitude so experiment with what works best for you. Whether that is through a few moments of meditation, journaling, or telling someone how much you appreciate them. 

Move Your Body 

Implementing some form of physical activity in the morning has many benefits. Exercise releases endorphins that make you feel happy and gets your blood pumping. Exercise routines are also usually easier to stick to if you knock them out before starting your busy day.

Woman practicing yoga

Have a Nutritious Breakfast 

Making time to eat a nutritious breakfast in the morning has numerous health benefits. Eating breakfast not only gives your body the fuel it needs to focus throughout the day it kicks off your metabolism for the rest of the day. 

Listen to Your Favorite Song or Podcast 

Start your morning with a smile by listening to your favorite song. Not only does listening to music in the morning wake you up, it releases endorphins that make you feel happy. Alternatively, you can also listen to your favorite podcast for the same benefits. 

Woman listening to music through headphones

Set Key Goals For The Day 

Setting goals for the day ahead is an important component of a good morning routine. Setting specific and measurable goals for the day is a great way to increase productivity and instill a feeling of accomplishment at the end of each day. 



Also in The Southshore Blog

Towel Buying Guide
Towel Buying Guide

March 03, 2021 2 min read

Most people put little to no thought into towel buying and which type of towels they should bring home.  Sure, you want your towels to look nice, but there are a few other things like material, weight, size, and care you should consider.  Finding the perfect towel has never been easier.  Our helpful towel guide has everything you need to know.
Percale Cotton 101: The Ultimate Guide
Percale Cotton 101: The Ultimate Guide

February 04, 2021 2 min read

Have you been searching for the perfect bedding, only to end up confused and overwhelmed? The textile industry is full of technical terms and jargon that are sure to make the average consumers head spin. Percale cotton is extremely popular and for good reason but how do you know if it’s the right bedding for you? Luckily, our team at SouthShore Fine Linens has you covered. Read on to learn everything you need to know before taking the plunge and investing in Percale bedding. 
Top Home Decor Trends for 2021
Top Home Decor Trends for 2021

February 03, 2021 3 min read

The coronavirus pandemic has profoundly changed how most of us view our living spaces.  Before the pandemic much of our time was spent at the office, commuting, socializing with friends, and going out to eat. Many of us spent more time away from home.  During the course of 2020 we found ourselves at home and indoors, our homes were transformed into multifunctional spaces focusing on work, education, exercising, and entertainment.  Moving forward, it’s not surprising that the emerging 2021 home trends are all about comfort and practicality.  We’ve rounded up the top trends that we are most excited about.