Your morning depends a lot on whether or not you are a morning person. Some people love to jump out of bed and start their day with a bang, while other people can barely manage to get up at all.
Yet no matter who you are, having healthy habits in the morning is the key to having healthy days and ultimately, a healthy life.
The One Healthy Habit You Probably Already Know
Drinking a glass of water should be the first thing you do when you wake up. If you can make it a glass of lemon water even better. You jumpstart your metabolism, you get rehydrated, and you get ready to start moving.
But are there other habits that are also important? What else makes up a healthy morning?
1. Take a Breath of Fresh Air
Why not enjoy that glass of water on your patio or balcony? Getting outside and taking in a deep breath of fresh air is a great way to wake you up and to make you feel alive and well. A breath of fresh air in the morning always gets me in the mood to be productive.
2. Take a Moment to Be Grateful
Getting up in the morning can quickly become a pity party. Why do I have to go to work? Why do I have to get the kids ready for school? Negativity can take over and your whole day can become one big obligation.
Better to head off that negativity from the start by remembering all the things that you’re grateful for in life, like having your health or your husband or your kids, anything. Taking a moment to feel grateful just for one more day, may sound kinda corny, but it really can change your entire outlook on life.
3. Take a Moment to Make Your Bed
Making your bed in the morning might seem like a waste of time, but it’s actually a great way to start your day. Finishing your first task gives you an immediate sense of accomplishment and motivates you to finish more goals throughout the day. That’s why people who make their beds tend to be more productive.
4. Take a Moment to Eat a Good Breakfast
You should always make time for breakfast. Try some eggs or fruit or oats. Or make a smoothie. Avoiding processed foods, like most kinds of cereal, is a good idea. And if you’re in a hurry and can’t sit down, you can always make a smoothie instead!
5. Take a Moment to Stretch
It’s not just your mind that has to wake up in the morning, it’s your body too. Wake up your muscles by doing a few stretches. If you struggle with back pain try this routine. Or just dance around or go for a quick walk. It doesn’t have to be a full, intense workout. Anything that gets you moving is a great start.
6. Take a Moment For Yourself
Smile in the mirror, listen to your favorite song, or tell yourself you’re beautiful. Anything that boosts your confidence, self-esteem, and positive energy. There’s no better time to feel great than the morning. And with these habits, I hope you do.