Your morning will often set the mood for the remainder of the day. While constant distractions and the daily pressure of responsibilities can take a toll on your healthy lifestyle, there are things that you can do in the morning to make your days go smoother. Most fit gals and guys will admit that they have a specific morning routine that they perpetually adhere to. These 11 things healthy people do every morning will prepare your mind and body for your daily routine and bring out the best of your day, week, and life!
Things Healthy People Do Every Morning
1. Wake Up Earlier.
We often wake up as late as possible, but losing precious time in the morning puts pressure on our bodies and minds. Throughout the day, our time feels tight when it doesn’t have to feel that way. By waking up early, you can give your body and mind time to unwind and set your routine at an even pace.
2. Drink a Glass of Water as Soon as You Wake Up.
Your body essentially shuts down while you’re sleeping. Drinking water will help you get ready to start going. This will also help to re-hydrate you and allow for an easier digestive flow throughout the day. Take our 30-Day 8 X 8 Water Challenge to turn hydration into a healthy habit that will last a lifetime!
3. Avoid Technology for The First Hour.
It’s tempting to wake up and check your email and social media timeline, but all of those things will still be there an hour from when you wake. You won’t miss out on much, and you’ll start your day on your own terms. How often do you wake up in a great mood, and then check your email or messages only to receive a message that disrupts your mood first thing in the morning. Hold off and take control of your emotions at the start of the day.
4. Think of Something You’re Grateful For.
The choice is yours. Wake up and find something you’re appreciative of. Your bed, family or even a cup of coffee. The more things you find, the more positive energy you bring to your day.
5. Sunlight, Fresh Air, and A Deep Breath.
Even if it’s cloudy, open your blinds and let natural light in. This will awaken your senses and add positive sensory to start your day. Next, open a window, or if you have direct access to a door that leads outside, open your front door and fill your lungs with fresh air. Oxygen provides energy to heal and grow the brain.
Check out: Meditation Guide for Absolute Beginners
6. Move Your Body/Exercise.
No matter what you’re doing for the rest of the day, your body will be active if you begin your day with movement. There are various morning workouts you can do that are convenient and quick. If you don’t want to work out, you can also do stretches to help loosen your muscles and joints.
7. Eat a Healthy Breakfast.
A healthy breakfast is your initial fuel for the day. Avoid quick fixes such as cereal, fruit juices, or donuts. Take the time to invest in a healthy breakfast that will have your body feeling energized until lunch time.
Self-appreciation is important. Find different things you enjoy about yourself and say them out loud to yourself while looking in the mirror. Face yourself and speak positive truths.
Related: 10 Tips for Staying Body Positive
9. Plan Ahead.
Work day or off day, planning ahead allows you to be productive, and to fit in as much as you want throughout the day. Spread out your day so that you know what to expect and avoid feeling rushed. Commit to your plan as much as you can, but allow room for the random disruptions that life can occasionally bring.
10. Leave Yesterday in the Past.
A new day is a fresh start to life. Yesterday’s arguments, frustrations, and negative thoughts don’t belong in your new day.
Start your day with some positive thoughts. Whether it’s the news, quotes, or a novel you love, literature helps stimulate your brain and your imagination.
In addition to these things healthy people do every morning, check out these additional tips to keep you feeling upbeat and positive throughout the day:
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