6 Little Morning Habits to Start the Day Right
Design a ritual that suits you
You’re not a morning person! You skip breakfast, throw on the first outfit that comes to hand and dash out! Have you noticed when you scramble around in the morning, you’re frazzled the entire day?
There’s a reason high-achievers establish their ideal morning routine. They know getting off to a good start prepares them for the rest of the day.
What if you could craft the perfect morning ritual that lets you thrive? Here are a few suggestions for you.
“How you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” — Lemony Snicket
1. No screentime
The first thing most of us do as soon as we open our eyes is reach for our phones. Messages, emails, and Facebook updates engulf you. Your mind begins to race and you feel overwhelmed.
Don’t let your phone hijack the morning. Do a few stretching exercises; have a shower and eat a wholesome breakfast. You may choose to meditate, go for a jog or spend time in the garden.
2. What Are You Grateful For?
Before you get out of bed, smile and practice gratitude. A smile signals your brain to release feel-good neurotransmitters. They relax your body and lower heart rate and blood pressure.
You will get out of bed on the right side every morning.
As you smile, reflect upon things you’re grateful for. Studies show practicing gratitude reduces stress.
3. Make Your Bed
Are you among those who think making the bed is a waste of time? After all, it is going to get messed up again at night! If you make your bed right after you wake up, the entire room looks tidy, resulting in a sense of well-being.
Fluffing the pillows and tugging up the sheets and comforter takes a few seconds. Yet it shows you care about your home. You create tranquil and welcoming surroundings for yourself.
4. Warm Water with Lemon
The first thing you must do is drink a glass or two of water. This is a good way to hydrate your body. Ayurveda recommends adding lemon to a glass of warm water. Drinking water removes the toxins that build up overnight in your digestive tract.
Lemons are a natural source of vitamin C. A glass of lemon water stimulates metabolism. It improves nutrient absorption and supports weight loss.
5. Self Care
Put time and effort into looking your best. It adds poise and boosts your morale.
Shower, wash your face and moisturize your skin. Pick out the right accessories. These little things make a great deal of difference.
You radiate confidence and strength as you begin the day well-groomed.
6. Eat a Wholesome Breakfast
Breakfast starts off the day well. Eat a balanced meal. You could choose from lean proteins or healthy fats with some fruit and vegetables. Another option may be oatmeal or eggs and cheese with whole-grain bread.
This meal energizes you and sets you on track for a productive day.
Habits are building blocks that ground us from the moment we wake up until the time we go to bed. Cultivate a routine to set up your day for success.