10 Healthy Morning Habits To Get Your Day Started RIGHT !

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“We are what you do repeatedly.” Excellence is therefore not an act but a habit. – Aristotle

Your morning routine sets the tone and tone for your day. These are 10 easy habits to help you create a morning routine that will make you a success.

Do you ever notice how chaotic your morning can be? You may find yourself rushing out of the house, skipping breakfast, or snoozing your alarm. The rest of your day will reflect this frenzy.

Your morning tone will set the tone for your day. It’s time to plan accordingly. You can set yourself up for success by creating healthy habits for your morning.

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You are bound to have habits, good or bad. It is important to be intentional about developing healthy habits. Habits are often formed simply because they are simple or follow the path of least resistance. You may need to work hard to create positive habits.

This is especially true for morning habits. How you feel, think, and act in the morning will influence how you feel throughout the day.

These are 10 easy habits you can incorporate into your morning routine to make sure you feel, act, and think at your best for the rest of your day.

1. You are doing yourself a disservice if you check your phone for work emails or messages the moment you wake up. Instead of being proactive, you are creating a reactive mindset that will lead to a defensive mentality and not a positive one. This will make it difficult for you to find inner peace and control, as well as a more productive way of starting your day.

Instead, you should try to be completely disconnected from technology for the first hour. This will allow you to start your day with present-moment awareness.

2. Warm water, a fresh start
After going without water for hours, drinking a glass of water every morning is a great way to hydrate. Ayurvedic techniques mixing lemon juice to warm water can help remove toxins from your body that have been built up over the night. It also supports weight loss and stimulates metabolism. Get up at the crack of dawn to get a fresh start to your day.

3. What are you grateful for?
Give yourself a few moments to smile and express gratitude before you get out of bed. Your brain releases the feel-good neurotransmitters dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin when you smile. This will lift your mood, lower your heart rate, and relax your body. This positive start to your day is what you want.

Start to smile and reflect on what you are grateful for. Research has shown gratitude can reduce stress hormones and improve mood and other benefits. A simple daily gratitude practice can be a great way of getting your day started.

Start by spending one minute in bed, before rising to reflect on one person or one opportunity in your life.

4. Make Your Bed
Tim Ferriss is an author and podcast host. He has interviewed over a hundred successful people from a wide range of backgrounds and industries. He asks his guests, “What is your morning routine?” He has found five habits that he incorporates into his daily routine. One of these is making his bed.

Although it may seem like a waste or unimportant task (you’re only going to use the bed again at night), making your bed in the morning is an easy way to start your day with a feeling of accomplishment and pride. You will be able to take control and complete simple tasks throughout the day.

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5. Meditate
You can incorporate mindfulness practices like meditation in your morning routine to help you ground yourself and train your mind and emotions. This will then influence how you respond to challenges throughout the day.

It’s a great time to set your intention for your day during meditation. You can create the life that you desire by being clear about how you want your day or what you want to accomplish.

Not sure where to start? Here’s a quick meditation that you can do every morning.

  • Set a timer for 5 minutes and get into a comfortable, seated position.
  • Focus on your breath and close your eyes.
  • For four counts, inhale through the nose and hold for four more. Then, exhale through the nose for eight counts.
  • When your mind wanders, gently direct it back towards your breath.
  • Once the timer rings, stop counting but keep your eyes closed for a second.
  • Make a list of your goals for the day and visualize yourself achieving them.
  • For a moment, open your eyes and stretch your arms out to the sky. Then, move on with your day carrying your calm energy and intention.

6. Move your body
You can start your day by moving, whether with your pet, doing a yoga routine, walking your dog, doing a few push-ups, or sitting down at the gym. Find the right exercise for you, and then schedule it. You don’t need to do it long or hard, but it will help you get moving and calm your mind. To keep your exercise routine fresh, you can change the type of exercise that you do each day.

7. Get started with self-care
Self-confidence is built by putting in the effort and time. It is easier to be focused on your day when you feel well put together.

Wash your face and apply lotion/oil to your hair. You might need to pick out your clothes the night prior (especially if it is short notice) or iron your clothes. This will make you feel confident and take care of your body.

8. A healthy breakfast is a must
Most people have heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You’ll feel more energetic throughout the day if you eat a healthy, whole-grain breakfast.

9. Rediscover Your To-Do List
Write down your “to-do” list for the day. Take a few moments to do this. Next, prioritize your list so that you have only 3 to 5 items. This will ensure that you get to the most important things first.

It is easier to write down your “to-do’s” than keep them in your head. Knowing what you have to do each day gives you a sense of purpose. It is a satisfying feeling to check off tasks on your list.

10. Get enough restful sleep
Although this last one isn’t something you need to do every morning, it will help you establish healthy habits for the morning. Your sleep habits will affect how you feel when you wake up. You may not be getting enough quality rest if you feel tired, irritable, or groggy.

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Your body works to maintain healthy brain function during sleep. Your physical and mental well-being and quality of your life depend on how much sleep you get. A sleep deficiency can lead to poor health and adverse effects on how you think, respond, work, learn and interact with others.

This before-bed routine can help you improve your sleeping habits if you feel you aren’t getting enough sleep. You can also track your sleep with apps and gadgets like Sleep Clock.

After a good night’s sleep, you will feel refreshed and ready to face the day.

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