Recently I have changed my morning routine, and it has immensely helped be more productive during that day and feel better overall. I have never been an early bird, and I am still working on it. But now that I have created a morning routine that I truly love and works for me, it now makes me excited to get up in the morning! 🙂
Once you read this post, I encourage you to create your own morning routine that will work for you. It’s okay to not do all of these ways that I mention in this post, even just doing one of these for 10 minutes a day will help you perform much better throughout the day and not feel as tired. You will notice so many benefits when you take time out of your morning for yourself. You will be in a better mood and feel much happier.
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I know not all of you will have time to sit down and write in your journal all you are grateful for in the morning. But even taking 5 minutes writing in your journal to express what you are thankful for will change your whole mindset for the day. Instead of thinking of all that you need to get done that day, it brings you back to the present moment feeling grateful for all that you currently have.
This can be hard to do when you are going through a hard time in your life, but even when you are going through a difficult time, there is always something to be grateful for. Like I always say, we all have far greater blessings than we have troubles.
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2. Sit In Silence & Deep Breathe
I absolutely love this one because every time I practice this relaxation technique I feel so calm and energized for the day. I have noticed I am also a lot more patient when I take the time to sit in silence and deep breathe. Sometimes I do this for 5-15 minutes or longer. Depending on what my body needs for that day. I truly feel that my body is healing during this process.
During the day we are usually always in a hurry, and we are shallow breathing which doesn’t give enough oxygen to our brain or body.
Other benefits of deep breathing are:
- Calms your mind and body
- Releases toxins from your body
- Provides you with mental clarity
- Improves your immune system
- Gives you energy
- Relieves anxiety
- Much more!
3. Use Positive Affirmations To Improve Your Morning Routine
I had written about positive affirmations in this post. Positive affirmations is simply having positive self-talk. The majority of the time we are having negative thoughts about ourselves throughout the day. Which doesn’t make us feel good and doesn’t help us in achieving what we want in life.
By practicing positive affirmations daily, you will rewire your brain to start thinking more positively about yourself and your life. Which in turn will change your whole life.
If you find being positive is something you struggle with, make sure to check out this post on 9 Positive Thinking Tips. It has very informative and helpful information about how you can be more positive and all the benefits of the power of positive thinking.
4. Get Moving
I notice an increase in my energy when I do stretches or go out for a walk in the morning. The point is to get moving every morning, whether that is by taking a short walk, going for a run, doing stretches, Pilates, or doing a short workout. Whatever you prefer and makes you feel good.
I think it’s great to get your workout done in the morning that way during that day you don’t have to worry about it anymore and you can focus on the rest of your tasks.
5. Drink Water
This is very simple yet extremely important. A reason why you might feel tired after sleeping plenty of hours is because your body was dehydrated throughout the night. By drinking fresh water in the morning, you will rehydrate your body, and you will feel re-energized. By doing so, you also flush out toxins, and you jump-start your metabolism for the day! 😉
I always drink fresh water before eating breakfast, and it helps me to feel more awake and ready to start my day.
These are just some ways that you can start your morning. These are ways that have helped me and go well for me and my life. Now you can go and create your own morning routine that feels good to you. Remember that it’s okay if you don’t have time to do all the ways I mentioned, you can start incorporating one way at a time and see which one works best for you.