Boosting your morning routine
Some people naturally wake up in the morning with a little extra pep in their step. If you’re like me, however, mornings are usually hectic and pretty dreadful. Your morning can set the mood for your entire day. Spill your coffee on yourself while you’re driving? Running late and only finished styling half of your hair? It’s bound to happen that our mornings don’t always go as planned. But, much like our morning woes, our healthy habits also begin in the morning and set the tone for our bodies for the rest of the day. Without having to get up an hour earlier to run a few miles (or blocks), there are a few healthy habits to boost your morning routine without committing to a total lifestyle change.
1. Drink water in the morning
When you first wake up in the morning, your body is more than likely dehydrated. After all, it has been several hours or more since you last had a glass of water. Starting your day with a glass of water helps to rehydrate your body, improves digestion and helps ensure your metabolism is working efficiently.
2. Don’t skip breakfast
While some people may argue that breakfast is or is not the most important meal of the day, there is no doubt that eating breakfast is still important. Whether you opt for a full egg and bacon breakfast or a quick breakfast bar on the go, fueling your body gives you the energy you need to keep going throughout the day.
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In the shower or before you even get out of bed, stretching is a good way to wake your body up and shake off any soreness or tenseness you have from laying down. Stretching helps improve joint and muscle health increases circulation and also decreases stress.
4. Stop hitting the snooze button
If you’re a snooze button abuser like me, there is one lesson I refuse to learn: 5 more minutes doesn’t make you any more tired, it just makes you late. As often as I repeat this to myself, it has never been quite enough for me to kick the habit.
5. Make a list
You can do it on paper or in your head, either way, making a list of things you want to accomplish during the day helps our body and mind focus on the day ahead. This not only helps you wake up but gives your mind to organize tasks – especially if your goal is to add in a new workout routine or another healthy habit.
With these small changes, you can boost your morning routine and start creating healthy habits.
What is your favorite part of your morning routine? Let us know in the comment section down below!
I make sure I have everything prepared the night before, that way I have a chance to clear my mind in the morning and have a chance to mentally prepare for the day as well. My morning routine is much smoother once everything is set and ready to go.