Mornings are such a precious time of the day. I love how peaceful and quaint mornings are when the sun slowly rises and streams through the windows. The beginning of the day is a very crucial time because it sets the tone for the remainder of the day, either leading to positive habits or harmful ones. Starting your morning in a peaceful and productive way will allow you to adopt healthy habits throughout the day. If you are new to morning routines, it may feel overwhelming to suddenly implement a 5 step, productive process after you open your eyes. If you struggle with structure, it is important to have a kick-off step that will make it easy for you to follow through with the remainder of your routine. For example, it you find that you feel sluggish in the morning and do not feel like journaling, try waking up an hour earlier than usual. I find that when I wake up early I feel refreshed am much more motivated to journal. Once I have finished journaling my body craves exercise. This one act of waking up early leads me to easily complete more healthy habits. If you want to create a healthy morning routine, try implementing these habits in the morning:
Wake up without an alarm clock
Alarm clocks clearly have many benefits, however they cause you to wake up in more aggressive and startling manner. The best way for the body to wake is naturally. If you train your body to wake up on time on it’s own, you can ditch your blazing alarm and wake up at peace.
Write down dreams and gratitude
Writing down your dreams is a helpful tip I learned from a friend. He shared that each morning he writes down his dreams as soon as he wakes up because he believes that the key to solving his anxieties and promoting personal development lays in his dreams. I started implementing this and I find it to be very interesting and helpful. I believe that dreams give an inside look into the subconscious parts of our brain and can teach us about our fears, anxieties, and insecurities. Dreams are fleeting so if you want to remember them it is important to jot down the details as soon as you wake up. I find that grabbing my dream journal allows me to start my day in a more real and conscious way. This step allows me to exercise my mind in such a healthy way. I have been doing this for a little over a week now and I am able to see patterns. These patterns are helping me to see which parts of my life I would like to adjust.
Meditation in the morning is great because it promotes mindfulness. It is very easy to forgot to live in the moment. Mindfulness allows you to come back to the present moment and focus on the sound, smells, and sensations in you and around you. Practicing mindfulness promotes peace and wellness, while reducing anxiety and depression. Think about it, most of the things we worry about are things that we have not even actually experienced. We spend so much time worrying about the future when we could be in the present moment where everything is safe and sound. Meditating in the moment will help you to spend the remainder of the day in a more present and aware state of mind.
I love stretching in the morning because it gently wake me up by getting my blood flowing. You do not have to do anything too rigorous. A light stretch after getting out of bed is enough to wake your body up and five you a little boost fo energy. I like to stretch for around 5 minutes and I normally follow the Mady Morrison 15 Minute Full Body Stretch Routine For Flexibility, Mobility, & Relaxation on Youtube. I love doing this routine in the morning because through the night my body gets stiff. This stretch opens me up and gets my blood flowing.
Drinking water in the morning is a classic and often talked about healthy habit. This is because it truly does wonders for the body! Drinking water has countless benefits including:
- carrying nutrients and oxygen to your cells
- flushing bacteria from the body
- normalizing blood pressure
- stabilizing the heartbeat
- cushioning joints
- protecting organs and tissues
I find that when I start my day with a glass of water I have a lot more energy. I prefer to drink hot water with lemon because I find it really flushes out my system.
What’s in your morning routine? Which steps could you take to make it better?
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