How do you start your day? Do you have a morning routine that sets the tone for how your whole day will go, or is it just whatever happens when it does? Imagine if you had a morning routine that made the rest of your day flow so well, without any stress or mishaps.
With a new day comes the opportunity to make it better than yesterday. It's time to wake up and get going because there are so many things that you could do just by starting your morning routine off right. Here are some of my favorite habits that I've learned from other people who seem to be living their best lives, all thanks to their morning routines.
Some habits and routines can be beneficial for your health, but some habits have been proven to be more effective than others. One such habit is the morning routine. A morning routine can help you get up with energy, eat healthy breakfast foods, and exercise on time.
1. Wake up 10 minutes earlier
Waking up 10 minutes earlier than usual has many benefits. Firstly, it’s easier to wake up because you are less tired and more refreshed. Secondly, it simplifies your morning routine, which is a big time saver in the long run. Thirdly, it allows for better quality sleep because you have “recovery time” before going back to bed at night. Lastly, waking up early creates positive mental changes like increased energy levels and positivity throughout the day.
If you can’t wake up early, try prepping your breakfast the night before to make in-bed eating easier. You could also set the alarm for 30 minutes earlier than usual and spend those extra waking moments getting ready or taking a walk outside. Lastly, create a routine with your morning activities by writing them down on paper so that you won't have to think about them the next day.
If you wake up early, it simplifies your morning routine, which is a big time saver in the long run. It allows for better quality sleep because you have “recovery time” before going back to bed at night. Waking up earlier also creates positive mental changes like increased energy levels and positivity.
2. Drink a glass of water with lemon in the morning
The benefits of drinking a glass of water with lemon in the morning are numerous. Studies have found that drinking this citrus-infused water in the AM will help your body by giving you more energy, reducing hunger and controlling weight, improving digestion and circulation, boosting immunity, increasing muscle strength and performance, reducing pain from arthritis or joint stiffness.
When you wake up, the first thing that you should do is drink a glass of water with lemon. This will help flush out toxins and give your body the hydration it needs to start the day off right.
Your body needs water to function. It is responsible for regulating your temperature, blood pressure, and many other functions. The human body is made up of more than 60% water. Hydration also improves the digestive system by helping with food absorption and eliminating toxins from the colon. Drinking a glass of water in the morning will provide you with these benefits while stimulating digestion and metabolism, which helps burn fat faster.
3. Eat breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up
The first meal of the day is crucial for making it through the morning. When you wake up in the morning, your body has been fasting for at least 8 hours. The breakfast meal helps to replenish some nutrients lost during sleep and give energy that can be used throughout the day.
It would help if you let your body wake up before eating a heavy meal or drinking something with caffeine in it. After a half-hour, have some light breakfast foods such as cereal and toast. This helps so that you can digest easier without having too much food weighing down on your stomach.
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But, what if I told you that breakfast has more benefits than just giving us a boost in energy? According to health experts, by eating within 30 minutes of waking up, we can avoid overeating and snack throughout the day.
4. Do some light stretching before you get out of bed
I have to be honest with you: I don't always stretch before I get out of bed. But when I do, it feels great! There are a few reasons why stretching is a good idea in the morning. For one, it helps wake up your body and get the blood flowing.
It also helps release any tension built up during sleep or from sitting all day at work. Finally, stretching can help improve flexibility and range of motion, which will make you feel better on those days when you want to stay in bed because moving is so difficult.
It's not always easy to get up and start the day. The alarm clock goes off, you're tired, and all you want to do is roll over and go back to sleep. But if you can make it a habit of doing some light stretching before getting out of bed, it will actually help wake your body up enough that when the time comes for your morning run or workout session, you won't be dragging as much.
5. Make it a habit to take your vitamins in the morning
Vitamins are essential for a healthy body, but not many people take them on a regular basis. A lot of people make the mistake of taking their vitamins at night which is actually the worst time to take them because it's when our bodies need sleep and vitamins can interfere with that process. So what's the best time to take your vitamins? In the morning.
A healthy lifestyle is not just about eating right and exercising, it also includes taking your vitamins in the morning. Vitamins are essential for maintaining good health and protecting against diseases such as heart disease, osteoporosis, and cancer.
I used to think I was a healthy person. I would eat right and work out, but then I found myself with a stomach ache one daye. It turned out that it was because my body wasn't getting the vitamins it needed! When you don't take your vitamins in the morning, you're missing out on vital nutrients for your entire day.