How To Get Started With a Healthy Morning Routine

The secret of having a great accomplishing day lies in having a well-structured and healthy morning routine. The first couple of hours of the day sets the tone for your rest of the day. It impacts your emotional, physical, and mental state for the day coming up.

Getting up in the morning can be a difficult job but not when you want to get your work done and feel accomplished by the end of the day. While there's no tailor-made morning routine for all, incorporating small habits into your schedule will help you in the long run. Below are such small habits that will have a big influence on your energy throughout the day.


1. Give Your Body A Good Stretch




Stretching your body first thing in the morning not only loosens up your muscles but also increases your blood flow. It will also pump up your body with energy and will boost your mental alertness. It need not be a full-fledged exercise routine, performing some yoga poses will do wonders for your body and mind. However, it is important to do the stretching routine properly. This will ensure that you stay away from injuries.

2. Hydrate Yourself

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Drinking one or two glasses of water after brushing your teeth will rehydrate your body which was deprived of water for some 7 to 8 hours. Drinking water in the morning will also flush out all the toxins from your body and help digestion. Better hydration will increase your energy. Although if you want to do something extra you can also squeeze half a lemon or even full into your glass of lukewarm water. Lemon water cleanses as well as stimulates kidneys and liver function.


3. Stop Checking Your Phone


This could be the worst thing to do early in the morning. When you check your phone there might be several notifications or some news that might demand your attention and can disturb your mental peace which you've attended after a sound sleep. And well let's be honest, who wants to turn off your phone once you start browsing through it. This can effectively distract you from having a productive day ahead.


4. Move Your Body



Move your body by performing some light exercise. You can indulge in some yoga or light stretching or even some cardio if you please. The idea is to kick start your day with lots of energy. Exercising in the morning will detox your body, aid circulation, as well as digestion and, will, give you the boosts of energy that you will need for the rest of your day.


5. Get Into Some Mindful Meditation or Journaling



What could be a better way to start your day by improving your focus and emotional stability? Starting your day with the mediation will not only reduce your stress but will also prevent common health issues. Just pick a comfortable spot in your home or your balcony/lawn and start meditating.

Journaling is also another great way of putting your thoughts down on paper. This will reduce your mental clutter. Journaling will help you sort your goals and priorities plus it will build self-awareness. Try practicing journaling for a few minutes each day to see the outcomes.


6. Eat a Healthy Breakfast



Enough has been said about the importance of eating a healthy breakfast. It's important to nourish your body with something healthy and wholesome. You can also choose to prep your breakfast a day before so that you don't skip the most important meal of the day. Try to avoid eating boxed cereals which are usually high on refined carbs. Go for high protein, plant-based breakfast instead.


7. Just Breathe



Take out some time to sit and relax. Try focusing on your breathing and clear your mind of unwanted thoughts. Take long deep breaths and channelize your energy into the right path.


Just remember if you motivate yourself just the right bit to get up early in the morning, you can ensure to stay focused and productive throughout the day. Starting your day with positivity and gratitude will make you feel good about yourself and your surrounding. Because your morning habits can either make or break your day.

 

Written By - Utkarsha Ahirwar

Edited By - Anamika Malik

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