How you spend your first hour in the morning can set the tone for the rest of your day. Having a morning routine can save you time and energy and help you to have productive days ahead. So instead of hitting the snooze button two or three times, create a morning routine that will get you up and ready for the amazing day ahead. Here are four healthy habits you can do in the morning.
So there is a slight debate on whether to meditate before you journal or vice versa, but whichever way you choose to do it, a five to 10-minute meditation in the morning is the best way to destress and start your day on the right foot.
Journal or Write Gratitude
Whether you have five minutes or 45 minutes in the morning, take the time to write down how you are feeling. If you only have five minutes, you can use the Five Minute Journal and write down three things you are grateful for, three things you want to happen that day, and your affirmation for the day. If you have more time then write from the heart, let it all go before you start your day.
Drink a Glass of Water
Start your morning hydrated by drinking a glass of water before you even leave the bed. It can improve mental performance during the day, give your skin a healthy glow, and can help to start your metabolism.
Eat a Proper Breakfast
Eating the right foods in the morning can get you prepared for the day ahead. Make sure you have enough time to sit down and eat a breakfast full of carbs, protein, and healthy fats. This will kick-start your metabolism and help you balance your blood sugar for the rest of the day. If you are short on time then you can drink a green smoothie, but make sure to eat something proper a few hours later.