Every morning you wake up can be that make-or-break time that sets you up for a good day or a bad day. Here are 11 habits you can establish that will put you on the path of stringing together good day after good day.
We live in busy times when most of us have to work around 40 hours a week. In order to lead this kind of lifestyle, one should sort their time and energy properly throughout the whole day.
1. Early to bed, early to rise…
If you really want to improve your mornings and work on building some new healthy morning habits, you would probably need more time. Getting up earlier is a way to add an extra hour or so to your day. But if you love the peace and quiet the late nights provide you with and you have turned into a night owl, you would probably love the peace and quiet that the early mornings offer, too.
Most people experience a feeling of stiffness right after waking up. This can be dealt with really easily by following a stretching routine every morning. There are so many benefits to stretching but you can only feel them if you stretch regularly.
3. Listening to music or an audiobook
Listening to your favorite songs in the morning is a great way to uplift your spirit and get prepared for an exciting new day. It sets a positive mindset and gets you pumped for an active day. Depending on the responsibilities and plans you have for the day, you can adjust the genres of music that you wish to start your day with. If you have planned a day for relaxation, music that is not too loud would be best. But still, it is a matter of choice. Another great source of inspiration in the morning is a good audiobook.
4. Drinking a glass of warm lemon water
Every day when you wake up your body is dehydrated because you haven’t drunk any water for about 8 hours while you were sleeping. This is why it is so important to rehydrate your body first thing in the morning. Avoiding that and having breakfast right after you have woken up isn’t a good idea because the first thing your body really needs at that time of the day is water.
5. Scraping Your Tongue
Along with brushing your teeth, scraping your tongue is a great way to improve your mouth hygiene. Once you try it, you wouldn’t want to give it up. It does not only help you get rid of the unpleasant morning breath, but you would also taste your food better as it rids you of that “film” over your tongue that stays there even after you have brushed your teeth.
6. Green Smoothie
Nourishing, your body with fresh food that contains essential for the body minerals and vitamins, is a must if you want to start your day in a healthy way. That is why a green smoothie is one of the best choices for breakfast. It helps boost your immune system, boosts energy and satisfies your hunger. Making a green smoothie is an easy job.
7. Rebounding on a mini trampoline
Rebounding 100 times is an excellent start of the day. Some of its benefits are that it wakes up your whole body, you train your balance, stimulates lymph movement, works every muscle group of your body, helps the functioning of your thyroid, reduces stress and so on.
8. Smiling in the mirror
It is amazing how smiling at yourself in the mirror in the morning can change your whole day. This sends signals to your brain that stimulate the release of hormones that make you feel happier. It also boosts your confidence and you feel more determined to go after your goals. Once you make it a habit, you will feel amazed of the way it changes your mindset. You become a more positive and happier person. Yes, that simple trick does wonders!
9. Dry brushing your body
This is an old Ayurvedic practice which can help the circulation and sloughs off the dead skin cells. Choose an exfoliating brush that is not too rough but also, not too soft, because otherwise it won’t be able to do its thing. The way to do the brushing is to start from the area where your heart is, then move to the limbs and the rest of your body.
10. Short meditation
One of the best ways to clear your mind in the morning is to meditate for several minutes. Remember that there is not just one right way to meditate. Don’t judge yourself if you don’t enjoy sitting in the lotus position or if you have tried other specific methods to meditate and you just haven’t felt it right.
11. Today’s top 3
Leading a busy lifestyle can trick you into forgetting which the most important things you need to do for the day are as you have so many responsibilities to do and plans to follow. Making it a habit to do a list of the top 3 most important things that you need to do before anything else will help you avoid the confusion when you do your tasks for the day.
If you don't nail down the perfect routine, the way you start your day is all but guaranteed to be chaotic and unfulfilling. This is bad, not least of which because it impacts the rest of our day.
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