When you snooze your alarm, skip your breakfast, and rush yourself out the door in the morning, the rest of your day reflects that chaotic mood? This tone will determine the tone of the rest of your day. So, you must start planning accordingly.
Here are 5 morning routines to help you kick start your day!
1. Stay Unplugged from Tech
Is your smartphone the first thing you check in the morning? Stop right now! You are cultivating a reactive mindset, instead of a proactive one. This way, you will start your day in a defensive state, rather than a place of control and inner peace.
Just keep all the tech devices at bay. At least for the first hour of your day so you can begin your day with present-moment awareness and a positive focus.
2. Make Your Bed
It isn’t a waste of time, though you may think so. Though it is a simple action, it makes you start your day feeling accomplished. What can be a better tone to set than a sense of pride and accomplishment?
3. Practice Optimism and Gratitude
Begin by taking a minute in bed before you rise. Reflect on one person and one opportunity you are grateful for in your life. Practice gratitude. And, smile. It signals your brain to release dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin – the feel-good neurotransmitters.
It is a good idea to hydrate your body after going hours without a sip .
Adding some lemon to a warm glass of water to help remove toxins from your digestive tract, provides a good source of vitamin C, freshens your breath, supports weight loss, and stimulates metabolism and digestion.