Morning routines have always contributed to the passage of the day. Whether a school student, a university candidate, or a working professional. Having a healthy morning routine is always the requirement for a productive day. So, we have some small but essential habits that will make your morning and eventually your day better.
1. A GOOD MORNING COMES ONLY AFTER A WELL- PLANNED NIGHT
Mornings can feel fresh only if you go to bed the previous night, thinking you have everything sorted for the next morning. So choose your clothes, arrange your documents, check if you have the ingredients of the breakfast you want to have the next morning, and then go to bed. You can finish up the TV show or catch up with your friend but don’t extend it to odd hours. Proper sleep is crucial for a healthy morning.
2. TRY NOT SNOOZING ALARM
The morning alarm is annoying, hands down, but it is equally essential. The alarm is set to have the time to process and prepare ourselves in the morning before getting started with the day. Snoozing and waking up late all of a sudden takes away the much required morning calmness. So wake up with your first alarm, so that you can steadily prepare for the day.
3. EXERCISING THE BODY EXERCISES THE MIND
Do any physical activity that suits you but do it. It might be a brisk walk or hitting the gym, or practicing the usual yoga postures, or doing your regular stretches. Exercising makes you feel good and productive for the rest of the day. It gets you going.
4. WAKE UP AROUND THE SAME TIME
Weekdays keep us on schedule, so we let ourselves break the pattern during weekends, which is not how it is supposed to be. Yes, you can have a relaxed Sunday, but try waking up within an hour or two from your usual waking up time and have the usual morning with the exercise and breakfast. You have the entire Sunday to spoil yourself.
5. DRINKING WATER SHOULD BE THE SECOND THING NOT CHECKING YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Waking up will obviously be the first. We millennials have a habit of checking our phones, emails, and social media the moment we open our eyes. Well, that needs to stop because it begins draining your energy even before you have gained it. Make sure you drink a glass full of water (with or without lemon) after you wake up. It helps get your body dehydrated after an entire night of no fluid consumption, speeds up the metabolism process, and balances the appetite. Reach out to your electronics 30 minutes after your morning has begun.
6. BREAKFAST FIRST CAFFEINE LATER
Having that favorite cup of coffee after a healthy breakfast will reduce your stress for the day biologically speaking. It will neutralize the effect of the stress hormone which is high after we wake up in the morning. A fulfilling breakfast followed by a good cup of coffee will boost up for the day. So hold on to your love for caffeine until an hour after you wake up and till then, indulge yourself into some healthy breakfast.
Breakfast is your fuel for the day, and it should be balanced with proteins like eggs or salmon and healthy grains. We often tend to skip breakfast to attend the first class on time or to reach in time for the meeting but making it a habit will render you to be hungry ( Hungry + Angry), increase your stress, and affect your health adversely. Once you have had a fulfilling breakfast, you can make yourself a great cup of coffee using coffee pods to go by choosing your favorite flavor. No one can disagree that a good cup of coffee contributes a lot to your mood and energy for the day.
These small habits can contribute significantly to an excellent start to the day. The habits can be quickly adapted if you are not already following them regularly. You don’t have to start with all of them at once; you can gradually follow these steps and watch the positive impact of a healthy morning on your entire day.