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7 Ideas for a Morning Routine to Start Your WFH Days Right

Discover the key to a successful work-from-home day with these morning habits.

February 17, 2024 at 6:58 AM PST

Waking up on the right side of the bed isn’t just about luck—it’s about crafting a morning routine that sets the tone for your entire day. And what better place to kickstart the good vibes than within the cozy confines of your own home? If you work from home, it can be tempting to roll out of bed and crack open your laptop. Before you know it, you’ll blink and it’s 4 p.m., and you haven’t had breakfast yet. Having a morning routine builds structure in your schedule by getting your mind mentally prepared for the day while taking time to care for yourself. It’s especially helpful if you only work from home occasionally, so the days don’t feel so disorienting. Here are some ideas to sprinkle a little magic into your morning ritual.

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1. Rise and shine with a stretch.

If you’re not exactly one to leap out of bed full of sunshine and enthusiasm, you can wake up your body by getting the blood flowing. You don’t have to dive into a 45-minute yoga flow—unless that’s your thing! It can be as simple as reaching up with both arms and taking a few deep breaths or propping your legs up against the wall, making an ‘L’-shape with your body.

2. Make your bed.

Before you even leave your bedroom, take a moment to make your bed. It may seem like a small task, but if you look at it as the first accomplishment of your day, no matter what the next few hours hold and even if you get nothing else done that day, you’ve started things off with a note of productivity and sense of completion. Plus, it’s less tempting to crawl back in and hit snooze for another 20 minutes.

3. Brew something to sip on.

A couple things here. First, when you wake up, you’re already beginning the day dehydrated. Drinking warm or room-temperature water with a squeeze of half a lemon helps kickstart your digestion. Follow that with another brew of your choice. For some, there’s nothing quite like the comforting aroma of freshly brewed coffee, or maybe a tea or latte sounds more up your alley. Take these moments to be present as you enjoy your morning drink, and try to avoid scrolling social media or checking your phone. If you do have chaos waiting in your inbox, you’ll be able to approach it with a clear and calm mind.

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4. Fuel up.

Even if you’re not big on eating too much in the morning, try to get something in so you don’t crash by lunchtime, especially if there’s a chance it could get delayed. If you want to cook up a full meal, pop off! But otherwise, even something quick like a handful of fruit, a yogurt or a fiber-rich smoothie would be enough.

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5. Tidy up and declutter.

Take a few minutes to pick up any clutter or mess left over from the night before. Clear off countertops, tidy up the living room, fluff couch pillows and give the floors a quick sweep. A clean and organized space can help clear your mind and set a positive tone for the day ahead.

6. Take a moment to journal.

It’s easy to get lost in the demands of the day and get stressed. Before you give your time away to someone else, take a moment to establish your goals or gratitude for the day by writing them down, even if it’s just in a note on your phone.

7. Create an atmosphere you’ll thrive in.

Before sitting down and getting work started for the day, have a small ritual to officially graduate from personal time into work-from-home time. Some ideas could be adding a few drops of essential oil to a diffuser on your desk, lighting a candle or two or even turning on the TV or firing up a playlist to introduce background noise.



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