Reading about the habits of inspiring and successful people is one of our not so guilty pleasures, and we don’t think it’s a coincidence that they all have super productive morning routines.

Here’s five tips for getting your day off to an exceedingly good start

Resist the urge to snooze

It’s pitch black, the wind and rain is battering at the windows. Just 15 more minutes. Closes eyes. Alarm goes off again. 5 more minutes. I don’t need to wash my hair today, that’ll save time. 3 more minutes. I’ll pick breakfast up at the train station…

Don’t sabotage your day by stealing precious morning minutes through snoozing. Spring out of bed when your alarm goes off the first time and you’ll feel just fine when you’re up. We promise.

Get moving

Instead of lying in bed dreading the next evil shrill of the alarm clock, use those minutes for movement.

You don’t need to strap on your trainers and complete a 10k, just 10 minutes of gentle stretching or invigorating yoga will get the blood flowing and you’ll have achieved something positive before breakfast.  

Sip water and lemon

Do you know what’s thirsty work? Sleeping. One of the best things you can do after you wake up is drink at least 500ml of water, which fires up your metabolism, hydrates you, helps your body flush out toxins and gives your brain fuel.

Warm water with a slice of lemon is our favourite way to rehydrate in the morning.

Be thankful

You’ve opened your eyes ready to face another day on this beautiful, crazy, old world. Take the time to remember all the good things in your life and give thanks, it will get your day off to a great start.

Nourish your body for the day ahead

You’ve got a long day ahead so treat your body to the breakfast it deserves, such as healthy porridge laden with fruit or a health boosting green juice. Save calorific breakfasts for treats so that you really appreciate them.

Read about our fabulous founder’s morning routine in Life Tonic, our monthly Q&A, here.