It can be challenging to change our morning habits since we often feel exhausted when we wake up. However, any routine can be changed with enough persistence and motivation!
Start The Day With a Glass of Water
Our bodies are mostly water, which is why it is imperative to stay hydrated. Ensuring you drink enough water will help your cells, organs, and tissues function normally, as well as regulate your temperature.
Practice Deep Breathing
When you wake up, instead of checking your phone immediately, try to slowly take three deep breaths. Allow your body the time to prepare for the morning and center your mind.
Mornings are a great time to think of all the things you are grateful for in your life. Taking some time to reflect on your blessings will help you start the day on the right foot and you’ll likely feel better throughout the day. Focusing on small things like this will help you get into a more positive mindset overall.
You can work on improving yourself through visualization. Think about what you want to achieve that day and how you are feeling about it, and then do it!
Avoid Social Media
Avoid checking your phone in the morning. Instead of consuming a lot of content in the morning, try to focus on taking time for yourself.
If you are a content creator or frequently post your work on social media, try avoiding social media until you have something to post. Social media can trick you into spending a lot of time consuming content instead of creating it.
Subscribe to Positive News
A lot of the things we see in the media today are negative. By selecting what kind of news you consume, you can create a happier and more positive environment. Overly negative news can affect your mood, productivity, and the way you perceive life. We’re not suggesting you ignore all the problems that exist in the world, we’re just recommending that you incorporate a funny or light-hearted podcast or news source into your morning routine to keep your spirits up.
Do a Quick 5 Minute Cleanup
Simple things like making your bed, wiping down the counters after your morning coffee or putting clothes away can help clear your mind in the morning and will also keep your space clean.