11 Things to Do Before 8 a.m. to Start Living a Better Life 

Drink water

When you go hours without water overnight, you wake up dehydrated. Drinking one to two glasses of water when you wake up is optimal for your health. 


Relax and calm the brain with 10 minutes of meditation. This can improve your creativity, contemplation, and self-awareness. Meditation improves daytime productivity and thinking.

Write in a journal

Try journaling for a few minutes if you have problems calming down. Journaling mimics meditation. It also organizes thoughts to solve difficulties and resolve conflicts. 


Exercise can improve your morning routine. The brain releases endorphins during exercise. The compounds lessen pain, discomfort, and stress hormones. 

Get some sunlight

Morning sunshine signals your body to get up and start the day. Light inhibits melatonin production. This hormone induces sleep. You'll be more alert in the morning.

Drink coffee at home

Drink your morning coffee or tea at home. This will save you money and boost your alertness before leaving. People feel less drowsy in the morning with caffeine.

Eat a healthy breakfast

Breakfast eaters are less likely to be obese and less hungry throughout the day. Your body requires nourishment to function. Your metabolism improves earlier.

Spend time with loved ones

Spending mornings with loved ones can increase your attitude and vitality. Eat breakfast with family. Call a friend or relative. Try a workout date with a pal. Talking to happy individuals starts the day well.

Make your bed

Making your bed in the morning encourages positive behaviors throughout the day. Making your bed in the morning will motivate you to do other duties and reach your goals.

Pack your lunch

Daily lunches help you control your diet. It also simplifies healthy, balanced, and affordable eating. Bringing a nutritious lunch to work helps you save money and resist cravings. 


People often check their phones for texts, emails, and social media alerts when they wake up. While doing this, you may lose concentration on yourself.

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