Morning routines will help you set your day more positively. I love mornings because of the quietness and serenity that they offer; and because I can hear the birds chirping outside my window. It gives me that sense of gratitude to be able to start a new day.
A morning routine is a sequence of actions you create after you wake up that helps you set your day; this is the morning routine that has worked for me, and that has helped me to organize my day better. You can include the activities you enjoy the most, remember this is a time for yourself.
1. Quiet your Mind
You can meditate, pray, read or do yoga, choose an activity that you enjoy, and that will help you connect with your soul. Meditation gives your body a couple of minutes to restart and is a great way to make the transition from a well-rested state to waking up. I usually wake up at 6 am and meditate for 20 minutes, I take this time to be in a state of gratitude and to center myself.
2. Drink Water
Your body needs to hydrate when you wake up because it has lost hydration while you sleep. After being fasting for the last 8 hrs, drinking liquids is the best way to “wake up” your digestive system. I usually drink warm water with lemon and put one spoon of Kamchatka to add probiotics that will benefit my gut health; you can drink tea or a glass of pure water.
3. Move your Body
Exercise will give you the energy you need to start your day. If you don’t have time to exercise in the morning look for another time to do any physical activity during your day. Exercise will not only help you maintain your weight but will also increase the production of neurotransmitters, including serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins that will lift up your mood.
4. Take time to Eat Breakfast
Take time each morning to nourish your body and eat nutritious foods. Nourishing your physical body is a great way to start your day. Eating a healthy breakfast will not only give you the energy you need but also will help you set up your food choices for the day. Is always a good idea to pack lunch for work, and your morning and afternoon snacks.
5. Set your intention for the day
Take this opportunity in the morning to decide what you want to accomplish during the day, finish a task, complete a project at work, go to the gym or cook dinner for your family. Practice mindfulness during the day and do each activity with intention.
6. Practice your routine for 21 days
It takes 21 days to form a new habit. Practice your morning routine for 21 days in a row, and you will start seeing the difference in how you begin and how you end your day. Do the things you enjoy and make your morning routine a habit.
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And remember to be healthy, be happy, be the change!