You may have expectations of what your morning should look like, such as exercising, meditating, or even what foods you should eat. The truth is that you may suffer from anxiety if you feel like you are not carrying out your morning routine the way “experts” recommend. Maybe you frequently run out the door at the last minute, and a to-go cup of coffee is your breakfast. Instead of beating yourself up for not meeting some ideal standard, try developing a routine that works for you and starts your day on the right foot with less anxiety.


Eat a Quick Breakfast


It can be challenging to fit in a long breakfast when you have a busy schedule. You may have to get your children ready for school and yourself ready for work. Even with no kids in the equation, you may want to sleep for half an hour more before going to work. Sometimes, eating breakfast can be challenging and increase stress. However, you can decrease anxiety by having something simple for breakfast that is less time-consuming such as a bowl of cereal or fruit. 


Create a List of Accomplished Tasks


You may think that making a to-do list would better organize your day. While that may help some people with their anxiety, others may feel overwhelmed at everything they need to get done. If you are an ambitious person, you may be listing more than you can handle. You may be putting things on a to-do list that you did not accomplish yesterday, making you feel like a failure for not living up to expectations. Instead, you can make a list of all of the things you have accomplished so you can look back on it and feel proud of what you were able to do.


Let Your Alarm Wake You Up


Pressing your snooze alarm several times can lead to feelings of stress and anxiety. Snoozing your alarm can actually make you more tired when you finally do get out of bed. Instead of pressing snooze, it can help to set your alarm to half an hour later and wake up as soon as your alarm blares. That way, you can rest assured that you are not delayed when you first wake up. Fixing your morning routine can make a difference in being mentally fit and more motivated to get up in the morning.


Having a good morning can make a difference in how you will feel the rest of the day. However, our usual morning routines can end up contributing to our anxiety more than we think and be a source of stress. It is essential to look at what you do in the morning and make improvements if necessary for a happy day. At Alta Loma, we understand the importance of being mentally fit, and we are here to help you. Located in Georgetown, Texas, we can provide you with individualized therapy, life skills education, and more. Call us today at (866) 457-3843 for more information.