Ask yourself: how do you feel when you wake up in the morning? Do you spring out of bed, excited for the day ahead? Or, like many of us, does your morning start by hitting the snooze button, skipping breakfast and scrambling to get out of the house?
The way that you feel in the morning is really important. Having a good morning routine will help you feel more relaxed, alert and energised, so you’re mentally and physically prepared to take on whatever the world has in store for you.
So try to start your day off the right way with these four morning habits:
1. Wake up and take a moment
A great way to start your day is to set your alarm a little earlier and take a few minutes to be mindful. Visualise the day you see unfolding. Think about the mood you want to be in. And re-centre your mind and body with a few stretches and breathing exercises. This tip is oh-so-simple, but the effects can be life-changing.
2. Consider coffee alternatives
Replacing a morning coffee with a pint of water immediately helps rehydrate and cleanse the body. But if you still feel that you need a boost of energy, IMMERSE wellness pour is infused with natural botanicals to help revive your mind without the twitchiness of coffee and come down. Simply dilute it with water and drink it in the morning or whenever you want to feel alert. Feel your way and find what works for you.
3. Make time for self-care
When you feel “put together”, it’s one less thing to worry about throughout your busy day. Of course, it’s never too early for self-care, so wash your face, brush your teeth, comb your hair and dress to impress – whatever it takes to make you feel good about yourself. You can even try picking out your clothes the night before to give you a chance to spot any imperfections, like those pesky stains!
4. Eat a healthy breakfast
A healthy breakfast will kick-start your metabolism and give you energy. So it’s little wonder why it’s often referred to as “the most important meal of the day”. Try to choose lean proteins, healthy fats and whole grains to conserve your energy throughout the day and help you focus.
The key to a good morning routine is choosing the habits that work best for you. Also, try to keep your checklist short enough so that it doesn’t feel like a burden. That way, you’ll start your day with a positive mindset.