The first hour of the day sets the tone for how energetic we feel, how stressed we are, and how much stuff we get accomplished. Set yourself up for more happy, healthy and productive days by adding positive habits to your morning routine.
1. Start Your Morning the Night Before
Plan and lay out what you will wear to work and mentally prepare yourself for your Despite that great TV show, the interesting friend who called you to catch up or gossip, or the video game you love playing, go to bed at a reasonable hour. Too little sleep sets you up for a grouchy, sluggish morning.
2. Set an alarm
Setting an alarm helps you organize your day. Set your clock for when you need to rise, and get out of bed the first time.
4. Stay Away from Your Electronics
It’s tempting to reach for your smart devices as soon as, or even before, you get out of bed. Don’t! Emails and social media suck you in and start sapping your focus and energy before you even have a chance to wake up. Postpone those activities for at least 20 minutes after you rise.
5. Drink Water
With or without a lemon, drinking water in the morning – specifically 16 ounces – is extremely beneficial for your body and mind. It rehydrates you from a full night of sleeping without having fluids, fires up your metabolism, fuels your brain for a productive day, and can even help balance your appetite (by making sure you’re not actually dehydrated).
6. Eat Breakfast
Feed your body fuel for the day with a balanced breakfast. Include high quality proteins like eggs and healthy grains like oatmeal. It’s essential to eat breakfast every day for good health.
You could do small exercises to help stretch your body. Yoga is highly recommended