General Health & Fitness Wellness

How to Have a Slow Morning Routine Even if You Don’t Have Time?

We all have been made familiar with the importance of morning routines over and over again. But what if we don’t have enough time in the morning and even an hour seems less at times? 

Not everyone can push their waking up time by an hour or so and it is totally acceptable. Having a good quality, 8 hour sleep is more important than trying to recreate some fancy morning routine.

However, this does not mean waking up 15 minutes before you are supposed to start working is acceptable.

Even if you have just 30 minutes you can have a slow yet productive morning routine. No running around.

Have an Evening Routine

Have an Evening Routine

Well, it is a no brainer. If you don’t have time in the morning you need to start from the night before. Select what you would like to wear, eat, pack for lunch a day prior. This way you can cut the time you waste in deciding what to wear and avoid skipping breakfast. If possible, make your lunch and breakfast a day prior as well. You can go with overnight oats, parfaits, cold salad, and wraps.

Combine Your Silent Time With Your Washroom Time

I don’t think morning routine articles on the internet include the very obvious washroom time. You can use this time to multitask. While you are in the washroom, doing your business, you can sit in silence and meditate simultaneously. Instead of going through social media or playing music, try to sit in silence with your eyes closed while taking the dump or showering. While brushing your teeth, look in the mirror and silently recite your affirmations to yourself. There you go, you have started your day with meditation.

Eat While Your Coffee Is Brewing

Eat While Your Coffee Is Brewing

If you love your morning coffee as much as I do, you will probably like the idea of having it first thing in the morning. It’s bliss, I know but it is bad as well. So, while your coffee is brewing or your kettle is boiling the water for you, have your breakfast. There’s no point standing and waiting for the water to boil or coffee to brew, you can invest this time in doing something else.

Your Coffee Is Hot, Don’t Blow, Write

Instead of trying to get your coffee to the desired temperature, you can write in your journal. Instead of filling in the pages, just make some pointers of whatever you want to write. 3 things you are grateful for, 3 things that you did yesterday for yourself and 3 things you plan to do today. Make small points and you are done. If your coffee is still hot, you can read something or make your bed.

Get Ready

Get Ready

Again, when getting ready you can silently meditate and connect with your thoughts. Breathe and relax while changing your outfit, doing your skincare or makeup and maybe smile for no reason. This way you will meditate again and probably calm yourself down in case you start feeling anxious. Use this time to plan your day as well. In your head, think what all you need to get done by the end of the day and what are the tasks that you need to prioritize. Make a structure of the day in your head and now tell yourself that you can do this easily.

It’s Time to Leave, No?

We are done, right? It’s time to leave for the office, isn’t it? Or do you still have some time? Well, if you do have some more time, consider writing down the structure of the day you just created or maybe go through your emails. If not that, take a look around yourself and see if there is something that needs to be done. Is your bed made? Are your clothes in the laundry basket? Are the dishes stacked in the dishwasher already? Is the coffee table clean? Anything that needs to be done should be done at this point. And if there is something that will probably take longer than just a few minutes make a note of them and make sure you do it as soon as you are back home. For instance, if there is a plumbing issue, make a note that you need to book an emergency plumber in Milton Keynes while coming back from the office and get everything repaired by the evening. This way you will again be stress free in the morning.

That’s it, you are done for the morning! Have a great day.

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Secret to Healthy Skin: Everything Diet

What you put on your skin matters less than what you put inside your body.

It goes without saying that a balanced diet that can provide you all the required nutritional values will certainly enhance your glow naturally. And trust me, this is going to be more promising than any skin regime you follow.

It is a preconceived notion that a healthy diet is difficult to follow and expensive, well let me tell you, it is not as expensive as the products you buy for your fancy “skincare routines”.

There are a few changes that you can introduce in your diet AND your lifestyle that would help you a lot in achieving that naturally-glowing-sunkissed-blushing-face. Let me list them down for you.

Chug in that Water

Nope, avoid that beer and have water instead. At least 12 glasses in a day, please. Your skin needs that more than the oh-so-expensive serums and hydrating masks.

Start your day with a large glass of water, when I say large, I mean Venti. Which reminds me that you need to avoid coffee as your first drink. Caffeine as your first drink is a big no-no for all the possible reasons.

A Bowl of Salad a Day can Keep Acne at Bay

It is all about how you make that salad interesting without adding the unhealthy pasta and dressing. Salads aren’t as boring as they sound.

Try this recipe and this shall change your opinion about salads:

Have diced cucumber, bell peppers, tomatoes, onion and lettuce in a bowl and add chia seeds, grounded flax seeds, pumpkin seeds with lemon juice as your dressing.

It doesn’t sound fancy but it is super delish and healthy.

Salad being mostly water and raw vegetables won’t make your skin oily or prone to acne and it shall hydrate your skin, so yay yay!

Make Green Tea your Best Friend

Green tea, consumed or applied, can do wonders to your skin and I don’t find a single reason why you would not include it in your diet. Sure, it might taste funny initially but you’ll get used to it.

You can even use the used tea bags. Just keep the frozen or cold tea bags on your eyes and bid goodbye to dark circles and puffiness. Your eyes will thank you for this.

Take those Multivitamins

Multivitamins are important. Either incorporate them in your diet or take supplements. Works both ways. Usually people find it difficult to incorporate vitamins and micronutrients in their diet so multivitamin pills and gummies help a lot.

Along with your multivitamins, include Delta-8 gummies for your mental health as your stress reflects through your face and can certainly affect your skin. I do not have to tell you how a stressed person looks and loses all their glow.

It is better to take care of your overall health and let it reflect through your skin. The more sound your body and mind is, the more glowing your skin shall be.

Avoid Dairy

Consumption of dairy has been a controversial point since pretty long. Some say it is good for health, some say it is not. As someone who has been consuming dairy all their life, you should try avoiding dairy and see if this works for you. There is a probability that it will work in your favour and you would not regret cutting out on dairy but it is better to first try it out for some time and see the results.

These little additions and subtractions in your diet along with your skin care regime can do wonders for you and skin is not the only part that would witness betterment, there shall be an enhancement in the overall health.If you have come this far, I would recommend you to read my blog on skincare mistakes that you might be making and combining these two would double the results for you.