Have The Best Morning Ever – Summer Edition

Hiya lovelies!

Hope you are doing VERY well! APOLOGIES that it seems like absolutely AGES since I have put up a post.. even though it has only been 4 days. Pah. That is A LOT in the blogging world guys.. trust me. As I mentioned in my previous post, I am fasting for this month due to Ramadan, and as I am sure you can imagine this can be quite exhausting, especially as these are some of the longest days! I love this month though.. if you are Muslim you will know that there is just something so peaceful and special about Ramadan. Anyways… what I am trying to say is that you will probably only see 1 post and 1 video a week JUST FOR THIS MONTH! Then.. I will be BACK ON IT GUYS! Oh.. hold on .. I am then going on HOLIDAY straight after.. muaha! I am not sure if I am going to schedule posts then.. but I will definitely let you know!

ANYWAYS… Lets get onto the post. Now.. you all know that I am 100% a morning person… I LOVE mornings so so much! For me, there is nothing better than being an early bird and up before EVERYBODY else so that I can get my day started. I may sound like a complete alien saying this.. but I DO NOT like sleeping in at all… no matter how many hours of sleep I have had.. you will not catch me still sleeping later than 9am! I know.. am I even human.. ha!

SO… I wanted to give my fellow morning people (and also those of you who are not the biggest fans of mornings) some tips on how you can have the best morning EVER .. and how you can make mornings that little less of a nightmare! AND… as we are also in Summer now (ahem… weather aside)… it had to of course me summer themed right?

How To: Have The Best Morning

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Clean Your Room The Night Before

Whether you are a morning person or not.. one of the worst things that you can wake up to is a messy room. It means you can’t find the things that you need, you create an even BIGGER mess when looking for things.. it is just a vicious circle! SO… give your room a quick tidy the night before… I don’t mean you have to go all out and change the bedsheets/dust around/hoover.. nope.. just TIDY. Put things away, hang clothes back in your wardrobe, find all those odd socks lying around on your floor, bin your used cotton pads… and see how stress-free your morning is with a clean room!

Get Enough Sleep

Nothing will make you feel more refreshed than having a good nights sleep. Now guys.. I am still getting used to this.. I am usually in bed for after midnight and up again at 6am. I know.. NOT the best hours of sleep ey? For some reason.. I am still able to wake up feeling refreshed in the morning! BUT… 7-8 hours of decent sleep is usually enough … and I am sure we all know that TOO MUCH sleep just makes you feel rubbish too!

Wake Up Gradually

Now… I find this helps me SO much .. I like to set an alarm a few minutes before I am actually due to wake up for the morning.. as it makes it that little less daunting. Also.. with it being Summer… it is usually light outside around 4:30-5am.. so this will definitely help you wake up better! ALSO.. draw your curtains and crack open a window as soon as you are up… the light and fresh air will make you feel SO much more awake and ready for the day! This is a definite in Summer.. cannot say it is the best thing to do during Winter though (ha!).

Shower In The Morning

Trust me… showering in the mornings is one of the BEST things you can do to really wake you up and feel ready for the day! Also… for Summer time, when we have those AWFUL humid, sweaty nights where your duvet just seems to be on FIRE .. a shower is definitely a must in the mornings. It might be that you have to drag yourself out of bed and literally crawl to the shower.. but the second you are in.. you will be SO happy that you did! Seriously… try it and let me know how amazing it makes you feel! DEFINITELY one of the best starts to the day!

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Use Products That Make You Feel Happy

Now.. how could this be a post on my blog without adding in a little bit of beauty ey? I know how it can be in the mornings.. you are way too tired and late to even put on body moisturizer, makeup, deodorant… (OK.. maybe not the last one).. but taking some time out to apply these really does make you feel that little bit more pampered and special in the morning! For me… I have been OBSESSED with The Body Shop Pina Colada range.. the scent is SO perfect for Summer and it literally makes you feel like you are on holiday when using it! Also… I find applying lighter makeup that gives your skin that beautiful, fresh faced look is PERFECT for making you feel better in the mornings. If you want.. I did a tutorial on a perfect summer look on my channel.. linked HERE!

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Have Your Outfit/Bag Ready

The worst thing in the morning? Rushing around trying to find your shirt for the day.. realize it has fallen to the back of your cupboard, and then spending the next 10 minutes ironing the awful creases out of it. Nightmare right? Avoid ALL of that by getting an outfit ready the day before.. I take this a little bit too far as I plan/iron all my outfits for the week.. but I just find it helps avoid unnecessary stress in the morning! My favourite things to wear for work for Summer time is loose shirts/blouses with some nice trousers.. and having these ready the night before is SUCH a time saver! Also… make sure your bag is ready too! Nothing worse than losing your keys in the morning!

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Breakfast – Don’t Avoid It

I am sorry to be so cheesy with this phrase.. but breakfast is 100% the most IMPORTANT meal… and skipping it will definitely make you feel groggy and not ready to take on what the morning throws at you! A good way to ensure you never miss breakfast is by preparing something the night before. The best thing to have? Overnight oats.. if you have not tried them.. try them! They are SO easy/quick to prepare, are good for you, and you can also be as creative as you want with them! Just layer oats, some yoghurt (whichever flavour you like!) and top with your favourite fruit (frozen berries work a TREAT)… and anything else you might want to add on! Keep in the fridge overnight.. and when you wake up you know you already have breakfast ready! I find this is such a lovely breakfast to have in the summer too!

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Water & Lemon = My Morning Essential

Having a huge glass of water is an amazing way to start of your morning.. especially in summer time when drinking more water is ESSENTIAL. My way of making it the BEST drink.. add a few slices of lemon. This just adds something special to your water.. and I am so sure we have all heard about the benefits of drinking lemon water! It does SUCH an amazing job at waking your body up and also detoxifying it!

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SO… they are my tips on helping you have the BEST morning ever! I really hope this helps some of you who are not a fan of mornings.. or maybe if you always seem to be rushing around! It doesn’t take much to have a good start .. and you will honestly notice a difference in the rest of your day! Let me know if you are a morning person.. or if you are going to try and incorporate some of these into your morning routine!

Have an amazing weekend guys.. and I will see you all in my next post!

Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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16 thoughts on “Have The Best Morning Ever – Summer Edition

  1. Great advice here, especially on not skipping breakfast, something which I am a terror for doing. I always end up rushing and i need to make sure I take the time to eat and drink something nice and healthy before starting the day. Love the look of those pina colada Body Shop products too! – Tasha

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  2. Love all of your advice here Saira! I am totally more of a morning now than I have ever been, and it’s mostly because of the advice you give here; I get enough sleep, wake up gradually, clean my room the night before so I can find everything etc. I think it’s amazing how small changes can seriously affect your mood. Another thing that makes my mornings better is waking up the sunshine!! xx

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  3. Considering I used to be such a grumpy teenager before school, I actually love mornings now! I totally agree that waking up to a tidy room is such a mood booster. Seeing my room looking all fresh and spacious makes me feel strangely relaxed.
    Definitely agree with you that you should never skip breakfast! I always used to skip it but now, there’s no way I could ever haha! x

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

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  4. These are all great tips. I used to drink warm water with lemon every morning first thing but have slipped out of that good habit. Oops.
    I must say that I much prefer my showers in the evenings though, especially in summer. I suffer from hayfever so having a shower before bed gets rid of any pesky pollen on my skin and hair.

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  5. Ramadan Mubarak hun! I hope this month is going easy for you<3! I love tidying up and I have to have my room tidied before I go to sleep! You're right, a clean room really makes your morning stress-free. I totally agree that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!! I couldn't ever skip it ❤ Once again such a great post sweetie 🙂
    Ramsha | Rose
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  6. I definitely need to take note of some of these… Lately I am terrible at getting up in the morning! And then I spend the rest of the day feeling so tired, so I never feel motivated and it’s terrible because then you feel crap for not getting stuff done. I think it might have a lot to do with it getting light so early! It wakes me up and then I don’t sleep properly. So this post is very handy! xx

    http://www.itsbethansblog.com

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  7. Lovely post Saira! I definitely needed this because I am being AWFUL in the mornings at the moment… It’s all about the ice water in the morning for me! It does the job of refreshing me straight away xxx

    Leanne xx

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  8. aww i loved your advice’s. im a bit of both, i can wake up early with less sleep if i have to, or i can wake up really late like today at 12 hehe! it all depends, but the advice’s you gave are fab, definitely use the beauty ones, and occasionally preparing the outfits one. might have to start using some other ones too ❤

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