Who we are in life is a direct result of our habits and behaviors. That’s why it’s so important to implement a morning routine that sets you up for success. If you’re not sure where to start, we’re here to help you out!
Set your day up for success with this morning routine, and you’re sure to be reaping the benefits in no time at all. Take a short break from looking at some new services from REI BlackBook, and let’s dive right in.
Wake Up Early
The early bird gets the worm. Waking up early gives you more time in your day to take care of yourself, accomplish tasks, and start the day off on the right foot. When you sleep in, you’re often forced to start rushing to get things done. Waking up early gives you plenty of time to ease into the day ahead without feeling stressed or anxious. It also gives you more time to yourself before you get started on your tasks. This promotes an increase in focus, productivity, and peacefulness.
Fuel Your Body
You want to make it a habit to drink water shortly after you wake up. When you sleep, your body often becomes dehydrated as it hasn’t had any new water intake for up to 8 hours. Not only do you want to make pouring a glass of water part of your morning routine, but you always want to make sure to eat breakfast. If you’re not a fan of eating breakfast, you can opt for an English muffin or some yogurt and fruit. Eating breakfast will fuel your body by giving it the energy it needs to start your day with momentum.
Making exercise a part of your morning routine sets the tone for making healthier and smarter choices for the day ahead of you. Not only does a morning workout get your body primed and ready for making healthier choices, but it also provides a power boost to get your energy ramped up first thing. After your workout, you’ll be ready to take on the day with zest and excitement, thanks to the release of energy-producing hormones.
Practicing mindfulness is incredibly beneficial to your mental well-being. Research continues to reveal that mindfulness practices help to increase positive emotions, like happiness and peacefulness, and decrease negative emotions such as stress and anxiety. When you begin each day with mindfulness, you’re creating space to feel good and expel any negativity. This sets you up to carry this mindset with you throughout the day ahead of you.
There are plenty of habits you can incorporate into your morning routine that’ll set you up for success. We’ve just listed a few that are easy to implement, yet incredibly beneficial for making your day productive, filled with positive emotions, and starting your day with a clear mind!