Winter mornings are hard work. Getting out of bed when it’s cold outside can be unbearable and when you do make it into a hot shower, you are unlikely to want to get out again. Whether you have kids to get ready for school or a long commute to work, your morning routine is important. A good routine helps you to get ready for your day, and it can mean that you leave the house in a good mood, without rushing or getting stressed. A great morning routine can help to set the tone for the rest of your day. But when it’s dark, it’s harder to get into a positive routine that works. Here are some tips to help you boost your routine for colder, darker days.
Hit snooze, lie in bed scrolling through social media feeds on your phone or otherwise put off getting out of bed and you are just going to make it harder. Try to get out of bed as soon as your alarm goes off to kick start your body.
Skincare is harder in the winter when your skin is dry, flaky and sore. You want to take care of your skin and make sure you are looking your best, but it’s tough. The best thing that you can do is find ways to save time. Use products that multitask, like tinted moisturisers and lip and cheek tints. Then consider booking in for laser hair removal Oxford, or at least waxing, so that you don’t have to worry about shaving in the shower.
You might not have the time to indulge in face masks, body scrubs and other intensive skincare treatments in the morning, but that doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice them. Clear some time in the evening once a week for a long bath and extra TLC.
The problem that most of us have in the winter is that we don’t want to get out of bed when it’s dark and cold. So, buy yourself more time by switching things around for the season. Start washing your hair before bed, work out after work instead of trying to set an early alarm and move anything else that you can to your bedtime routine to give yourself more time to get going in the morning.
Even if you skip breakfast in the summer, it’s a good idea to add it to your routine in colder weather. A healthy, energy-boosting breakfast with plenty of vitamin C can boost your immune system as well as your energy levels, helping to kick start your day, warm you up and fight off any colds and other winter bugs. Eggs or porridge with a side of fruit and orange juice can be a great winter breakfast that ticks all of the boxes.
A good winter routine means that you take the time to care for your skin and body without missing important steps. It can also help you to save time and ease any seasonal depression or mood swings that you might be feeling.