Start your day right with these healthy morning habits
Do you have a hard time getting up in the morning, get going properly, feeling rushed, stressed or completely unmotivated to start the day? Then maybe you need some help with your morning routine. Below you can find five healthy new habits that can improve your life. Even just introducing one or two of these habits, can increase peace of mind, reduce stress and boost your energy levels and productivity.
1. No Phone
In the first hour of your day, after you wake up, stay away from mobile phones and tablets to avoid immediately getting pulled into your daily life stresses. By avoiding technology you can get into a more mindful, proactive and peaceful state right from the start.
Just after you wake up, your mind is in the perfect state to practice meditation. Your brain waves are already at a relaxed frequency and the meditative state is therefore more accessible. Meditating at the beginning of the day puts you into a state of calm and presence.
3. Practice Gratitude
As part of your meditation routine it’s super easy to allow a couple of minutes for gratitude practice. In your head, just run through three things you’re grateful for each day. Think simple: the people in your life, the sun through the curtain, having food in your fridge, or the sound of the birds in the garden. It puts you in a positive state and sets your brain up for noticing more of the good stuff and less of the bad.
Drinking a glass of fresh water (hot or cold) is the best way to rehydrate your body. It improves alertness, it is good for cleansing your system and it also kick-starts your digestion and metabolism. Especially if you add a slice of lemon, which is wonderfully cleansing and stimulating to your gut.
5. Move Your Body
Yoga, pilates, qigong, gentle stretching or a morning run are all great ways to get yourself going in the morning. Movement stimulates the circulation, metabolism, digestion, reduces stiffness, improves immunity and flexibility. Try doing this outdoors, even better!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. What are your morning routines to help you have a good start? Love & light x