As a work-a-holic who suffers from anxiety, stress and major O.C.D. (nor relies on caffeine to get through the day), I would like to share some life hacks that work for me.
If you want to get in a nice work out in the morning, I suggest to have your clothes laid out in plain sight, this way you train your mind how you should start the day.
Create a list, either write it down or digital reminder. When you have a list to tackle, it creates gratification or feeling of accomplishment once you finish a task at a time. Do not burn yourself out, even finishing one a day is a huge step in getting all the clutter in our mind cleared and organized.
To avoid an afternoon crash, avoid sugar in the morning. I know you cannot live without the crack, but try an alternative for the morning routine and you can have your coffee in the afternoon to finish the day strong & for that boost to help you get there.
Water, drink it! In the morning you’re naturally dehydrated, get as much water in your system. Also drinking water plus eating protein can help you suppress your appetite and focus more on the tasks at hand.
Rather than going to your phone and scroll away, tackle down the most important tasks of the day first. You stay on track and not get easily distracted or disturbed (depending on your feed).
If you are used to hitting the snooze button on your alarm, make it impossible to do so by placing your alarm on the other side of the room instead of next to your bed. In order to stay out of bed, make your bed as soon as you wake up. This way you are committing mentally to not returning to bed.
Meditate or also deep breathing helps to stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system, lowers your heart rate and stress levels. If you want to really go into this great habit, start a yoga routine!