5 Things You Can Do to Make for An Easier Morning

5 Things You Can Do to Make for An Easier Morning

I’ve always been a morning person ( I guess I take after my father in that respect) and I’d like to hope I always will be however I definitely understand that not everyone is going to be a morning person (most definitely not the man I married!) But I do need everyone to understand that when I say I’m a morning person I’m definitely not the girl who’s up at the crack of dawn heading to the gm or making a green juice!  I do however find I’ve wasted the day away if I’m in bed past 10AM!

Maybe on a weekend that lifestyle of staying in bed until you’re ready to get up and at it works but for most adults it certainly doesn’t and unfortunately f you have an everyday job you’re going to find yourself getting up between 6AM-7AM and heading out to work!  If you’re not the person who finds it easy to wake up int he morning then this read is definitely for you! So without further wait if you need to know the 5 things you can do to make for an easier morning then keep reading!

No Social Media for at Least 30 Minutes Before Bed

For someone like me this can be difficult as I love scrolling through Instagram and have even fallen asleep with my phone in hand but trust me when I say this will allow for you to sleep much better and will in turn make waking up a much easier daily task.

Create a Morning Routine You Love

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Creating a routine that you enjoy can assist in making your mornings less groggy! I have friends who enjoy waking up at 5:30AM and going hard int he gym for an hour.  I don’t think I’ll ever be that girl but I have created my own routine that I personally love!  Whether that’s waking up, having your morning beverage (tea, coffee, whatever) reading a good article then moving on to your skincare, hair and make up, or making a morning smoothie and enjoying breakfast, you have to find what you like and do that!

Eat Breakfast 

Now don’t get this one confused with a full on brunch.  When I say eat breakfast I mean get something in your stomach! I’m personally a huge fan of yogurt and fresh fruit and I live for a Chia Pudding Bowl (add some fresh berries, granola and honey).  Waking up in the morning when you’re not a morning person and toking an omelette and some breakfast sausage will not turn you into a morning person BUT waking up (getting your routine going) and having something nice to eat whether thats in your home or once you get to work will allow youth notice more energized mornings.

Make the Last Beverage You Drink Before Bed Water

Trust me when I say I know water is not exactly the tastiest beverage in the pantry but drinking water before bed and cutting out that sugar or even those tannins (because I love a glass of red wine at night) will definitely make it easier to sleep throughout the night which will make for a much easier wake in the morning. There’s nothing I hate more than having to wake up to my alarm clock after having been in and out of sleep all night.

Go to Bed at a Decent Time

Last but not least! I’m not saying you have to go to bed at 8PM but don’t go to be at 12:30AM either.  Setting a decent bedtime for yourself, a time the allows for you to relax and unwind but not feel like shit when you wake up in the morning is so necessary!

xoxo DM

“We cannot become what we need by reminding what we are”

-Max Depree

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The Twenty Something Girl’s Guide to Living Life; Week Night Date Night Ideas

From being at work a minimum of 8 hours day to trying to connect with friends for happy hour and of course the morning or evening gym session carving out time to spend with your partner can be tough! and keep in mind it’s not because you’re too busy, (you’re never too bust for someone you want to spend time with) its because you’re just tired right? Before Jeff’s new job his schedule was 11AM-8PM and mine was 8AM-5PM, with my alarm going off a 615AM by the time Jeff would get home at 9PM I would be ready to eat dinner and head to bed! Thankfully his schedule changed but beyond schedules, date night is crucial in any relationship and remember date night can be something super simple- you don’t have to spend a ton of money to have fun with your partner!

I’m going to give you some of my favorite week night, date night ideas and hopefully they work for you and your significant other as well as they work for Jeff and I!

One thing Jeff and I love is “Tasty Tuesday” here in Orlando every Tuesday in the Milk District is Tasty Takeover, where a bunch of local bars open up there doors and the parking lots are flooded with food trucks!  Parking is completely free and the food is beyond amazing.  Sometimes it’s fun to meet up with friends but it’s always a fun date night to go alone, grab a beer (or in my case a cider) and eat some good food! Getting out of the house and going somewhere/doing something that isn’t too hectic or will have you out too late is always a good date night idea for throughout the week.

I think some of the best dates are interactive dates (I’ve always said the movies for a first date is terrible) With so many bowling alleys offering promotions for week nights why not head to the bowling alley for a game or two.  I absolutely love bowling and it’s a fun and again inexpensive way to hang out with your partner on a week night all while doing something fun, besides a little competition never hurt anyone!

Here’s a good one! Grab a bottle wine and cook dinner at home together!  I think a couple who can cook together and not argue is definitely a couple who stays together!I mean there was that one time I knocked over the entire bowl of chicken Jeff was cleaning and we had to order take out BUT we got past that. HAHA One great week night date night is cooking dinner together!  It’s great bonding time and can even be a little sexy.  Grab your bowl (of whatever) snuggle up on the couch with a glass of wine and throw on Netflix!

These are just a few date night ideas that I think can help keep your relationship thrive throughout the week! Be sure to drop a comment and tell me what your date night consist of Monday-Thursday!

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