For many people, beginning the day can be a strenuous and groggy experience. It can be hard to feel fresh thirty minutes after you wake up, or even at all throughout the day if you don’t have a stellar morning routine you love. We’ve all had that experience of hearing the obnoxious alarm clock go off, putting it on snooze, realizing you don’t have a lot of time to get to work so you grab a bagel and rush out the door not feeling put together at all.
Instead of looking at your morning routine as a disgrace to your day, these are some things you can do to make it a pleasurable experience that carries through the rest of your day.
Get Rid Of Your Alarm Clock Sound
Chances are, the sound of your alarm drives you nuts, especially if it resembles an actual alarm or ringing noise. Even if it’s a song you chose to automatically play at 6 am, you probably grow tired of hearing it interrupting your beauty sleep.
The answer is to change the sound every so often and make it something pleasurable to wake up to. This will put you in a better headspace and not have you dreading waking up in the morning as much.
You just spent hours without ingesting any water, so your body is dehydrated. Drinking at least a glass of water first thing in the morning is a great way to feel refreshed and rid of any potential post-wake up headaches.
Add some lemon to your water to reap the most benefits. Doing so helps remove toxins from your body that you might have built up while sleeping, provides a great source of Vitamin C, and kicks your metabolism into gear.
Get Your Blood Flowing
Don’t be wary, we aren’t asking you to do a full-fledged gym routine, although you are certainly welcome to! Any movement is a great way to energize your body in the morning, such as yoga, a brief stroll around the block, or even a couple of pushups. Energizing the body and mind like this will also get rid of any mental chatter that is bothering you.
Maybe even switch up your mini exercise routine in the morning to keep it fun.
Eat A Healthy Breakfast
Deciding to indulge in a healthy breakfast is key to maintaining energy and focus throughout your day. Discard those pop-tarts and sugary cereals and replace them with a delicious and healthy alternative like a breakfast bar.
Breakfast bars are a fantastic option because they have healthy ingredients and can be eaten on the go if you are in a rush or want to carry a few extras to snack on throughout the day. Make sure you find one with organic whole grains, healthy fats, and a solid source of proteins.
Adding a brief moment to meditate into your morning will ground you and stabilize your emotions and mind. This leads to reacting more thoughtfully and easily to challenges in your day.
When you meditate in the morning, it’s recommended that you imagine how you want your day to go or what you want to accomplish or feel so you can start making more passionate decisions.
Expect a more fruitful and energized day after sticking to a nourishing morning routine that suits you. Adding some of these simple activities can create an effect that you didn’t expect and keep your thoughts clear. Once you put these into practice, you’ll have positive habits set in your life that you can’t imagine having ever been without.
Here’s to a healthier morning start!