Mon. Oct 18th, 2021
 
5 Morning Habits You Should Start Practicing Right Away

5 Morning Habits You Should Start Practicing Right Away

Have you ever noticed when your morning starts in a frenzy—snoozing your alarm, skipping breakfast, and pushing yourself out the door—the rest of your day seems to reflect that mood of chaos as well? The tone of your morning will determine the tone of your day, so it’s time to start planning accordingly. When you form healthy habitual behaviours for the morning, you set your day up for success.

 

Here are 10 simple habits that you can use to create a morning routine that will set you up for success.

5 Morning Habits You Should Start Practicing Right Away

5 Morning Habits You Should Start Practicing Right Away
5 Morning Habits You Should Start Practicing Right Away

 

  1. Make your bed: It may seem like a waste of time, unimportant, or unnecessary (you’re just going to use it again at night), but making your bed is a simple action you can take in the morning that makes you start your day feeling accomplished—and what better tone to set than a sense of pride and accomplishment? Taking charge and completing simple tasks will give you the foundation to take on more and more throughout the day.
  2. Snooze Your Smartphone: If the first thing you do when you wake up is to check your smartphone for messages or work email, you are doing yourself a disservice. You are immediately cultivating a reactive mindset, instead of a proactive one, which will cause you to start your day in a defensive state, rather than a place of inner peace and control.

Instead, try remaining detached from technology for the first hour of your day so you can begin your day with present-moment awareness and a positive focus.

  1. Warm Water, Fresh Start: Drinking a glass of water in the morning after going hours without a sip is a good way to hydrate your body. The Ayurvedic technique of adding lemon to a warm glass of water helps remove toxins from your digestive tract that may have built up overnight, provides a good source of vitamin C, freshens your breath, supports weight loss, and stimulates metabolism and digestion. Bottoms up first thing in the a.m. for a healthy—and refreshing—start to your day.
  2. Practice Gratitude: Before you even get out of bed, give yourself a few minutes to smile and practice gratitude. When you smile, it signals your brain to release the feel-good neurotransmitters (dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin), which lift your mood, relax your body, and lower your heart rate. Who wouldn’t want to start their day on this positive note?

5. Meditate: Incorporating some type of mindfulness practice like meditation into your daily morning routine can help ground you and train your mind and emotions, which then influences how you react to challenges throughout your day. During your meditation is also a great time to set your intention for the day.

Subhangee Guha

Break the Newz.

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