Believe it or not, mornings don’t have to be drudgery at all. In fact, mornings should be the most exciting part of your day the sun has just broken the horizon, the house is quietly stirring and you have a 15, 16-hour adventure ahead of you!
How does your daily morning routine look like? For most of the people, it is a series of snooze-button-smashing or other activities which are carried out with your eyes half-opened.
Well, if that's the case then you're seriously missing out on the magical mornings.
Even if you’re dreading what’s to come for the day, here are few things you can do to spice up your morning and kick off the day on a high note.
Stretching in the morning is a great way to loosen up your tight muscles that have been in rest for a long period of time. Not only will you feel more relaxed, but it will also prevent potential muscle strains if you engage in sudden body movements.
2. Drink Water
Although not all of us are water monsters, we should all definitely strive to be one. Hydrating yourselves with enough water is essential for a healthy body, as many of your bodily systems rely on this key fluid. Having a glass of water in the morning flushes out all your toxins, fuels your brain and kick start your metabolism in the morning.
A morning workout is a fantastic way to start your day – for multiple reasons. Getting your recommended 30 minutes of exercise each day can be difficult for many full-time employees. Between juggling family priorities and working your nine to five, you can always find an excuse to skip the gym. However, making it a habit to exercise right after you get up in the morning might just be the ultimate solution to keep yourself motivated. It is also important that you get your heart pumping in the morning. Not only will you feel energized, but a morning exercise will also heighten your focus and mental capacity.
4. Eat Breakfast
Breakfast is indeed the best meal of the day. When you first get up in the morning, your blood sugar is lower than usual. Thus, it’s imperative that you give your body the fuel it needs to carry out your activities. Not only that, breakfast is an inherent ingredient in maintaining your body’s metabolism and weight. So, no more skipping breakfast, people!
5. Read A Motivational Quote
Filling your brain up with the empowering statements and motivational quotes can help to steer your mindset into the right zone and get you pumped up and ready to tackle the day ahead. If you are posed with challenges and failures, you’ll remember that “if it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you”.
6. Listen To Music
Music is said to be extremely effective at reducing stress and tension. Listening to music improves our mental well-being and boosts our physical and mental health. It also injects the positive energy in you to kick start your day.
7. Do A Mental Puzzle
From Sudoku to crossword puzzles, there are plenty of ways you can stir up your brain and fire it up for the day ahead. If you still feel drowsy after waking up, a simple mental puzzle will help you to become active.
8. Get Updated On The News
Some people may not be a very enthusiast in getting an update on news, but reading the papers or scrolling through online news in the morning can seriously engage your mind and elevate your alertness.
9.Plan Your Day
Planning your daily schedule every day not only keeps on track with your various appointments, but the act of thinking and writing also helps to stimulate the various sectors of your brain. So, grab a notebook and pen and settle down. It's time for some planning.
10. Put Yourself Together
Putting time and effort into your appearance helps build self-confidence. When you feel “put together,” it is one less thing to worry about throughout your day. Do whatever makes you feel like you are taking care of your health, looking presentable, and feeling confident.