Do you have a bad habit of lingering in bed every day? If you struggle to stop hitting the snooze button, it might be time to rethink your morning routine. After all, there are various factors that can impede you from getting out of bed and starting your day. If you want to boost productivity, it’s important to ditch those bad habits and adopt some new tactics for getting up and moving. At Pure Parima, we believe that success begins with a good night’s sleep. Make sure you’re getting to bed at a reasonable hour and then try out these five tips for starting your morning off right.
1. Get Up an Hour Before You Have to
If you regularly set your alarm for ten minutes before you need to be out the door, consider giving yourself some extra padding. It’s natural to want to enjoy every spare second of sleep available to you, and getting up can be particularly torturous if you love your bed. (We’re talking about a lush yet firm mattress, fluffy pillows, and a set of 700-thread count Triple Luxe Sateen Sheets made from 100 percent Egyptian cotton.) However, the truth is that rushing in the morning tends to lead to stress and aggravation. The end result is an unpleasant cycle where you don’t want to get out of bed because you know you’ll be short on time, and when you do get up you have to hurry to accomplish all the necessary tasks.
By setting your alarm an hour or so early, you give yourself precious extra moments in the morning. This is a great time to chat with your spouse about the day ahead or enjoy a hot breakfast on cold mornings. You could even have an extra cup of coffee and linger over the paper before heading out to work for the day. Remember, this time is yours, so enjoy it.
2. Try Meditation
Of course, you don’t have to start working the second you open your eyes. If you set your alarm early, consider using the extra time to mediate. You can sit in bed or choose a quiet spot in your living room or another part of the home to clear your mind. Along with reducing stress, regular meditation is known to promote positive emotions and prevent illness. Even a five-minute meditation can go a long way toward helping you live a less anxious life.
3. Hit the Gym
Then again, some people feel better when they get moving first thing. If you want to feel productive the rest of the day, consider getting in a morning workout. You could go for a jog around the neighborhood, do a short yoga video on YouTube, or lift weights at the gym before work. For best results, choose the type of exercise that stimulates both your body and your mind.
4. Jump in the Shower
A lot of people think showering at night is the best way to save time in the morning. However, the truth is that an AM shower is one of the best ways to wake up. Not only does hot water jumpstart your system, but it also gets the circulation going. So you’ll feel refreshed and ready to face the day. Finish off your steamy shower by washing your face with cold water. It’s great for the complexion and helps you wake up. As a bonus, showering in the AM means your hair will look better than ever for those morning meetings.
5. Make the Bed
It may sound like a cliche, but making your bed is a great way to start your day. Not only does making the bed create a feeling of order in a chaotic world, but it also provides a sense of pride and accomplishment. After all, you’ve only been awake a few minutes, and you already managed to straighten up your space. If you want to ensure your bedroom is extra calming, choosing the right sheet set is essential. For a look that’s both sleek and sophisticated, we recommend opting for Pure Parima’s Ultra Percale Sheets. Part of the acclaimed Hotel Collection, this sophisticated set features a matte fabric that’s both cooling and wrinkle resistant, so you don’t have to break out the iron to keep your bed tidy. Additionally, the bedding boasts exquisite single-needle stitching on both the flat sheet and pillowcases. With a thread count of 350, this is one sheet set that you’ll long to return to at the end of a long day.
Get Better Sleep With Pure Parima Egyptian Cotton Sheets
The best mornings start out with a good night’s sleep. Fortunately, Pure Parima has everything you need to rest easy. Our 100 percent Egyptian cotton sheets and pillowcases begin their life in the Nile River Valley. Known for its fertile soil, this area produces cotton that’s longer, stronger, and more supple than the competition. Certified by the Cotton Egypt Association, all the cotton products we sell feature extra-long staple fibers for increased durability and softness. Whether you prefer a silky soft sateen or a percale that’s as cool and crisp as the bedding found in a five-star hotel, trust that Pure Parima products are built to last. To learn more about what we do, shop our sheet sets online. We look forward to helping you love your bedding again.