How you start your morning sets the mood throughout the rest of the day. If you feel very tired and less motivated when you wake up, chances are you will have an unproductive day and you may need to change your routine. Simple habits, such as taking a glass of water before waking up or spending a few minutes meditating, can greatly change your view on life and how you handle different situations you find yourself In.
Everyone deserves a productive day no matter what you are going through but it is your responsibility to ensure that both your body and mind is nourished , and after that you will be invisible. Here are some tips on the best morning routines to leave you refreshed and ready to start the day.
Take time to collect your thoughts
You know what’s sad with this generation is that 78% of us wake up and the first thing we do is check our phones, go through chats and Instagram stories or head straight to work forgetting that waking up in the morning is such a rare blessing.
It doesn’t matter if you’re feeling pressured at work or just having a bad morning and you need to use your phone as a distraction, the first thing you need to do is gently wake up, reflect on where you started , appreciate what you have accomplished so far and write down your plans for the day and what you want to achieve.
This process helps you feel more focused, less stressed and gain more confidence. If you keep this up, your anxiety, streets and depression will go away and you’ll start glowing, both physically and mentally.
Drink plenty of water
First thing is you wake up, take a deep breath, stretch your arms and your legs out grab a water bottle, fill it and drink as much as you can. Drinking enough water is one of the most essential things you can do all day. Because we are made up of more than 60 percent water, hydration is important for our bodies to function properly especially our brain.
You can mix it up with some healthy smoothy especially after a workout. This will help in refreshing your brain and you will be able to set your plans for the day and what you want to achieve
The best time to workout is early in the morning, around 5:00 am, you might go for a run or just exercise at home if you’re not comfortable with going outside before sunrise . Early exercise increases productivity and gives you more energy throughout the day.
That little speed of endorphins will make you feel healthier and more confident as you get ready for work. Try taking a morning walk to get your muscles moving and enjoy the fresh air. On rainy days, stay indoors and spend 15to 25 minutes stretching.
This is the best way to clear your mind, find out what’s good for you, both physically and mentally and also help you get rid of anxiety, stress and in most cases depression. It’s basically shifting the focus back to you, appreciate the things you have accomplished so far, figure out where you are heading, how you are going to get there and what you want to achieve, the toxic stuff and people you need to let go in order to move forward.
Everyone can benefit from a little daily meditation. It doesn’t have to take long – you can meditate for 10 minutes every morning and feel the effects. Highly developed techniques use visualization as a focus point. Check out different targeted meditation videos or apps to find out what works for you. If you haven’t added mediation as part of your morning routine then you are missing a lot.
Have a nutritious breakfast
We all know we can’t start the day in an empty stomach, breakfast is actually the most important meal of the day because it stimulates digestion and gives you energy for the first half of the day and you know what’s even better? Starting your day with a nutritious diet, it doesn’t have to be a heavy breakfast, you can start with a smoothie, then toast and some eggs and Finnish with some fruit or veggie salad, trust me, you’ll feel much better.
Listen to some Music or Podcast
Ever heard the saying that music produces the kind of pleasure that human nature cannot do without because it is the literature of the heart. Although most people like to open the morning news, we are not always greeted with the best news.
It’s important to stay up to date with current events, but instead of diving into the complexities of the day, try to work with a little good news in the morning. Listen to your favorite podcast or play a playlist that feels good to improve your mood and rejuvenate your brain. If you prefer to watch TV in the morning, try an upbeat program like Motivation Mondays.
Keep this up and you will have great mornings ahead, filled with positivity and good vibes. Listen to your body, take a deep breath and plan yourself . Take back your life, you deserve it and a lot more.
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