If you have ever noticed that your morning starts with a frenzy-snoozing your alarm, skipping breakfast, and rushing yourself out the door, then you have to think about your morning habits. If you start your day on a healthy note, there are great chances that it will benefit you for the rest of your day.
The tone of your morning will determine the tone of your day, so you have to plan accordingly.
1. Stop hitting the snooze button
I know this must be a little hard to get used to, but you should give up this habit. It’s a mental game, if you hear the alarm in the morning then don’t hit the snooze button. Train yourself to get your body out of the bed. Keeping your alarm clock at a little distance will allow you to move your body to stop it. Remember, it’s always hard to wake up early if you didn’t get enough restful sleep.
2. Stay away from your smartphone
If the first thing you do when you wake up is to check your smartphone for messages or work email, then you are doing something wrong. You are immediately cultivating a reactive mindset, instead of a proactive one, which will cause you to start your day in a defensive state, rather than a place of inner peace and control.
Instead, try remaining detached from technology for the first hour of your day so you can begin your day with a positive focus.
It’s always a great idea to go to bed with a glass of water. Also, drinking a glass of water in the morning after going hours without a sip is a good way to hydrate your body. It will be best if you add lemon to a warm glass of water which is a rich source of vitamin C, freshens your breath, and stimulates metabolism and digestion. Bottom line is this, you have to keep yourself hydrated before and after going to your bed.
4. Take a shower
Start your day with a shower. It wakes you up and energizes you like nothing else. It helps to stimulate the lymphatic system. It’s also an awesome way to focus your mental energy before your day begins, and it can help to promote creativity.
Whether it’s simply a brisk walk, yoga, set of sit-ups and push-ups, or hitting to the gym, starting off your day with movement energizes the body and the mind. Find out what kind of exercise is best for you and schedule it. It doesn’t have to be complicated, long, or intense, but have some sort of physical activity. You can even switch up between the exercises you do every day to keep your routine interesting.
6. Eat a healthy breakfast
You have most likely heard that breakfast is the most important meal of your day. When your breakfast is healthy with proteins, healthy fats, and whole grains, you will have more energy throughout the day and a stronger ability to focus and concentrate.