7 Ideas for Better Mornings 7 Days a Week

By: Elly Connelly



It may not be a morning habit, but the quality of your sleep has positive & negative implications regarding your health (& mornings). Try to create & stick with routines if it is helpful for you. Some people

Click on this link to learn about the effects of sleep deprivation: https://www.hercampus.com/school/du/10-facts-about-sleep-deprivation


Choose your outfit the night before or invest time into building a capsule wardrobe that makes it easy to choose what to wear. These choices will save time in the mornings.

Don’t Know where to start with a capsule wardrobe?

Check out this Her Campus article created for collegiate women!: https://www.hercampus.com/school/point-park/guide-capsule-wardrobes


It’s so simple & can empower you to keep tackling your to-do list. Plus, it can have a positive impact on your sense of your environment.

Click here to learn more about Why You Should Be Making Your Bed: https://www.hercampus.com/school/siena/why-you-should-be-making-your-bed


Create a playlist & listen to it while you brush your teeth or comb through your hair.  I keep my Pump Up The A.M. playlist close by & ready for my morning dance sessions with the mouthwash.

See Alex Shores’s article on Your NEW Morning Playlisthttps://www.hercampus.com/school/emerson/your-new-morning-playlist

Click here for information on listening to music: https://www.lifehack.org/317747/scientists-find-15-amazing-benefits-listening-music


“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”  & Kate Spade declared “Eat Cake for Breakfast”. As glamorous as it sounds to eat cake from time to time, most days I crave something a little more nutritionally dense.

Click here to learn more about 5 Foods That Will Energize Your Mornings: https://www.hercampus.com/health/food/5-foods-will-energize-your-mornings

Still, think you are too busy for breakfast? Click here for grab & go ideas:  https://www.hercampus.com/health/food/pick-it-or-skip-it-grab-and-go-breakfasts-busy-collegiette



As much as you love reading Her Campus Articles on your laptop & despite the number of texts you “need” to respond to, there are benefits of reducing screen time. Hey, crafting a better morning is not a one-size-fits-all deal. Maybe you enjoy responding to e-mails while listening to music in the morning or maybe you prefer to ruminate in the silence. Find what suits you well.

Click here to read about the benefits of reducing screen time: https://medium.com/the-mission/4-amazing-benefits-of-reducing-your-screen-time-a2c69fa0cce6

While I prefer to work-out in the evening, getting to the gym in the early morning may be just the thing to get you into full action. Let’s get these endorphins! They make everyone happy.

Love this idea? See 10 Tips for Early Morning Workouts: https://www.hercampus.com/school/uw-stout/10-tips-early-morning-workouts