You’re not quite awake. You feel groggy.
You’re not quite asleep. You feel foggy.
Waking up from sleep is, not surprisingly, challenging. Our minds are hazier, and our bodies are moving slower. There’s little we can do to change this, at least permanently.
We’re in a transition, after all. It’s only much later in the day that we can access a clear mind and controlled body, much like the transition we go through transitioning to sleep.
As a result, our morning routine should treat this like a particular case. If you haven’t been seeing much success getting out of the door while waking up — or if you’re looking for a change — here are a few habits you should implement.
Collagens are proteins in the body responsible for giving strength and structure to the skin. Our collagen production decreases as we age, resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin.
Adding a daily dose of collagen can help restore your skin’s natural collagen production, resulting in smoother and firmer skin. Whether you mix collagen in coffee or with your morning smoothie, including a daily dose of collagen can vastly improve your health and skin in weeks.
Starting your day with gratitude allows you to start your day off on the right foot and with an attitude of appreciation. Before starting your day, take a moment to think of three things you are grateful for waking up. It can be anything from the people in your life to the roof over your head.
Adding exercise to your morning rituals can improve your health and well-being. Warming up with a few simple exercises can prepare your body for more intense workouts later in the day. It also helps to prevent potential injuries from happening during the weekday.
Exercising first thing in the morning also helps you stay more energized by releasing endorphins. Not to mention, those who exercise in the morning have more control of their diet throughout the day and often make healthier eating choices.
Mindfulness provides the perfect time to clear your head and set the intention for the day. Practicing mindfulness helps you to become more aware of your thoughts, emotions, and actions. Starting your day with present-mindedness and mental clarity can significantly reduce stress and anxiety and put you at ease to tackle the day.
If you create an organized plan to begin your day, it will be much easier to stay on top of your tasks and reach your goals. Planning can be as simple as writing down 3-4 goals for the day and a schedule for when you plan to complete those tasks. Taking a few minutes to plan your day will create focus and ensure you are making the most of your time.
Plan the Best Morning Routine
Having a morning routine is essential for lasting success. Adding these things to your routine can help you start your morning. After all, it’s the little steps that will help carry you to win over time.
Why take the time to add some of these mantras and activities to your morning? Create a productive, purposeful start! Schedule it in and make it happen!
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