Bad Morning Habits You Should Avoid


Mornings kind of set the tone for the rest of the day; and I say kind of because how your morning starts shouldn't ruin how the rest of the day goes. A peaceful morning is good and necessary.

Every now and then we try to add some healthy habits to our routine and whether or not we see them through, we do it anyway. Truth be told we try our best to see good habits through, don't feel bad if every now and then you drop the ball. Here are 5 bad habits you should break and avoid:

1. Waking Up On Coffee
I can't stress it enough - caffeine is unhealthy. It may help you get off sleep a bit quicker, shake off some stiffness maybe or even give you some energy to get to work, but it's still not okay to wake up on a cup of coffee daily - at all.

If your body can barely wake and get going without caffeine, that may be a sign that the habit of coffee needs to change. You can replace coffee with a glass of water in the mornings.

2. Scrolling Through Social Media
We have come to see how negative social media has gotten in the past few years. We try to keep positive and follow positive accounts, but our timeliness still end up filled with ads and posts from things we don't want to see. Social media is a negative space and unfortunately we still need it to work and I can't tell you to give it up.

Scrolling through Social media first thing in the morning exposes you to negativity and potential stress you could potentially throughout your day. Try to replace scrolling through social media with something that makes you happy like journaling, meditation or opening up your windows for some fresh air.

3. Watching The News
I know for a fact that negative news and controversy make news first. I can't think of five good things that happened lately that was shared by the news channels. I don't like that that's the way things are going but it's how they are going and one can only hope to keep away every now and then, especially in the mornings.

Instead of watching the news in the mornings, you can listen to an empowering podcast episode. I like podcasts because they have a niche and you know that the one that focuses on empowerment will leave you feeling better not anxious. News cover both hard and soft topics and in my opinion, mornings aren't for hard news.

4. Skipping Breakfast
How many times have you heard the say "breakfast is the most important meal of the day"? I have lost count. The character James in To All The Boys I've Loved Before said it best: "just because something is popular doesn't mean it's lame. Some things are popular because they're cool." That's how I'd describe the importance of never skipping on breakfast.

If you're fortunate enough to have food for breakfast at home, try not to miss it. If you can donate to those who don't have any, please do. Being kind will never not be good.




5. Having No Plan
Planning your day is like having a routine. Waking up to go to work is part of a routine, whether we see it that way or not. If you work from home your routine may be a little more complicated even. You may be tempted to do some house chores or focus on other things that aren't work.

Plan your day, make time for your work, chores and your to-do list. Don't let one make the other suffer. Write down your plans for the day every morning, but don't put too much on your list.

Share with me some of the bad morning habits you do and how they have affected your morning life. Don't forget to pin this post.

34 comments

  1. I always watch the news in the morning, I think that is the area I need to work on. Thanks for sharing these useful tips with us!

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  2. I'm not a coffee person as soon as i wake up, however I rarely eat breakfast and normally the first thing I consume is coffee. Its such a bad habit but so hard to break!

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    1. It's a little hard to give up something you really like.. but I trust you'll find a way to beat it if you want x

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  3. I am guilty of all of these at some point. πŸ˜… While I don't start my day with coffee, I do start it with caffeine, which isn't great. I am trying to have water first; it just takes practice. Listening to a podcast in the morning might be something I should incorporate as it is a good idea.

    I do write a to-do list the night before, so I know what I am doing that day. Thank you for sharing. 😊

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    1. Definitely takes some practice πŸ˜„ caffeine is really something to try and avoid when you can.

      I like the idea of doing a to-do list the night before 🀎

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  4. I never watch the news for obvious reasons. But I do, often, skip breakfast. I'm just not great at eating early in the morning. That being said - I do have a plan the majority of the time, even when I'm not working outside the house, I have a full plan for working in the house set out.

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    1. Breakfast is good for you. I hope you're not squeezing it too late in the morning 🀎

      Having a plan even for a day is always a good idea! I'm I'm happy to hear that x

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  5. I'm trying to change the habits and find alternative to the coffee haha. We surely need to work on these.

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    1. That's the thing about coffee. At some point I almost got addicted to it and put a stop to it πŸ˜„

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  6. I do two out of the five things you've mentioned here. I could never skip breakfast! I get so cranky. Haha. I do have to have a morning coffee though, or even a tea. I need to drink more water so maybe some mornings I should swap my caffeine for water. Thanks for sharing your tips. X

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    1. My mood shifts a bit when I'm hungry, too πŸ˜„ try doing that swap, I believe it'll help. Thanks for dropping by, Claire x

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  7. I love this post! Starting your mornings off slower and setting intentions for the day makes a huge difference. I used to pick up my phone first thing in the morning and since I’ve stopped doing that, it’s made my mornings much more peaceful.

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    1. I like how you put it and I definitely agree. These devices really need to be put away. I'm so happy you stopped by! 🀎

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  8. I never had coffee as soon as I woke up and always drink a water first; I usually drink coffee after 12 pm. I avoid watching the news since it simply makes my days worse, and I keep making a to-do list to keep track of my tasks. Love this article! Thanks for sharing :D

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  9. One of the first things I do in the morning is scroll through social media, I know it’s not the best so I’m trying to change that for reading instead! - Aaliyah Beauty Obsessed

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    1. Social media is a no-go area in the mornings.. please make that change πŸ˜„

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  10. Great post! I've been building a better routine recently, as I struggled with morning anxiety and going through my phone definitely didn't help. Thank you for sharing, this post is so helpful x

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    1. Building a better morning routine is ideal. I like that for you πŸ’›

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  11. I have to drink decaf in my tea and coffee so I don’t mind starting my day with tea / coffee! I do a lot of social media in the morning but it’s for work, so I tend to just do what I need to do and move on to the next thing. Absolutely cannot function without breakfast though!

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    1. I think it's a good thing that you can hop onto social media for work and still move on to the next thing. It's easy to get stuck on there.

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  12. Coffee addict here! Haha but I do agree with these, especially waking up with no plan. A plan is a must to have a productive day. xx

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    1. Lol!! Coffee isn't ideal. And of course, a plan is way better better than none x

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  13. Gosh, I do most of these things apart from watching the news and not having a plan! I need to be healthier. I notice I feel so much better when I don't scroll through social media. Great post- thanks for sharing. Jade MumLifeAndMe

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    1. There's so much negative things going on online. It's another world on its own and should be avoided every day, especially in the mornings

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  14. I need to stop scrolling through my phone when I wake up in the morning. Two things I do on this list is that I never drink coffee (I don't like it) and I never ever skip breakfast! x

    Lucy Mary

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    1. It's a bad habit I've had to unlearn myself. It was worth it πŸ’›

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  15. Getting on social media is what I have to change; I hop on as soon as I wake up to join blog comment threads on Twitter but I end up getting sucked into looking at other stuff (especially the negativity) and it is not a great way to start my day. I am going to look at changing how I do this as I think it would be far healthier to not get into that. Great post!

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    1. I plan what I want to do online before I even get online. It helps, and I think it may help you too x

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  16. This is a great post! I definitely have been guilty of all of these in the past but having easy pantry breakfast stuff (bran cereal, frozen berries, toast, nuts etc) and switching to decaf has been great! x

    mia // https://miasdiyprojects.com/

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    1. Aw! Sounds like your morning are great. I'm so happy you've stopped by! πŸ’›

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  17. Your blog was recommended by Bournemouthgirl's October list of bloggers. Enjoyed reading this blog. I agree with your list of bad morning habits, except drinking coffee in the mornings. There are so many controversies online around drinking coffee or caffeine.

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping by! I agree, there's so many controversies online regarding coffee. From personal experience, I don't recommend it 😊

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