Healthy Good Morning Routine – It’s Not That Difficult To Follow!
Developing a good morning routine is difficult whether or not you have a natural tendency to rise with the sun. But that doesn’t make it any less worthwhile.
From Steve Jobs to Margaret Thatcher, whose morning habits included mirror pep talks and rising with the roosters to listen to a farming radio programme, some of history’s most successful people have been public about their early morning rituals. Continue reading for these ways to build your own fantastic start, preparing yourself for a long day of healthy decisions.
PUT YOUR ALARM ONE HOUR EARLY
The first step toward establishing a healthy morning habit is, obviously, getting up. As much as you dislike hearing it, not hitting the snooze button sets the tone for a healthy and productive day. And studies show that getting up earlier truly does help the early bird get the worm – early risers are more productive, happier, and have lower BMIs.
GET A DRINK
When you wake up, place a glass of water on your bedside table. Drinking 16 ounces of water first thing in the morning not only rehydrates you but also aids in constipation relief, temporarily suppresses your appetite, and jump-starts your metabolism.
CLEAN YOUR TEETH
Everyone has moments when they are concerned about their future or their history. However, focusing on the present moment might help you let go of your problems, even if you’re brushing your teeth after breakfast. You’ve done this minty morning ritual a million times. But have you ever paid special attention to each step, from toothpaste application to mouth rinse? It helps you relax and stay in the moment.
BEGIN WITH A SIMPLE WIN
According to research, our willpower peaks in the early morning hours. With that in mind, begin your day with something simple — especially if you’re not a morning person. If you enjoy working up a sweat in yoga, try going in the morning instead of after work. Putting something you enjoy at the front of your to-do list can make capitalising on your early surge of willpower much easier.
Even a few minutes of this tranquil daily activity may help you reduce stress. There are numerous ways to meditate, but these fundamental guidelines – or a meditation software – can help you get started: Find a comfortable place to sit. Pay attention to how your breath enters and exits your nose or belly. And, if your mind wanders, bring it back to your breathing; it’s normal to have to do this frequently.
GO TO THE GYM
Yes, getting up in time for that 6 a.m. spin class may feel like cruel and unusual punishment, but making exercise a part of your morning routine is really better for your health than going to the gym after work. Not only will you feel great when you go to work, but studies suggest that morning workout routines help you get a better night’s sleep and burn more calories throughout your sweat session.
Get outside if you can, or at the very least, open the curtains if you can’t get out into the fresh air. Light exposure resets your body’s circadian rhythm. In other words, it makes you feel aware and enthusiastic rather than sleepy and cranky when you wake up.
EAT YOUR BREAKFAST
Not only does eating in the morning jump-start your metabolism for the day, but studies show that people who eat a healthy breakfast meal make better dietary choices throughout the day. According to one 2011 study, breakfast skippers were more likely to consume more fat calories throughout the day.
Other Healthy Morning Routine Tips
Prepare for a Fantastic Morning
The key to a more peaceful morning begins with a little forethought the night before. So start with the following vital tasks:
- Choose your outfits for the next day.
- Gather your work and school necessities.
- Make a quick and nutritious meal.
Are you prone to forgetting things first thing in the morning? If this is the case, make a list of key morning duties the night before and keep it somewhere accessible. You could, for example, write reminders on a dry-erase board that clings to your refrigerator. To get some positive vibes going, write inspiring slogans or mantras on the board.
Make a Playlist for the Morning
Stress can be relieved by listening to music. Make a playlist of your favourite calming or uplifting songs. You can listen to it while you eat breakfast, exercise, or drive to work.
Practice Being Thankful
We are all affected by stress at times. But there is a more positive way to look at things. Take a few moments each morning to reflect on someone or something for which you are grateful. You might keep a notebook or look at images to recall yourself. Why not contact or text a friend or loved one who makes your life better to express your gratitude?
A consistent morning routine has long been the foundation of my self-care practice. It considerably impacts my mental health as someone who suffers from sadness and anxiety. Don’t take my word for it. Therapists will tell you that starting your day this way has numerous mental health benefits. A healthy, stress-free and focused morning routine sets the tone for the rest of the day.