Many health experts advocate that a right start in the morning can help you inculcate positive and healthy habits throughout that day. Additionally, morning rituals are essential to develop self-control and a positive, stronger mindset. It also brings you closer to discovering and achieving your goals for the day.
Below is a list of early morning habits that you must incorporate in your daily routine to kick start your day with energy and positivity.
It is a well-known fact that those who wake up early in the morning are more proactive throughout the day, and subsequently better enjoy opportunities that come their way. If you examine the daily routines of the most successful people across the globe, one thing that is common amongst them all is that they are all early risers. Simple tricks like – keeping your blinds open so that you wake up as the sun rises, or sleeping in time at night, or having warm water or milk before going to bed – can help you change your daily routine substantially.
The trick to achieving your daily goals is to first list them down. If you do this during the morning hours itself, it will set a tone for the rest of the day. A good idea is to take out fifteen minutes every morning, while sipping coffee or basking in the sun and jotting down your priorities for the day. This list will help you in sticking to your goals and tasks no matter what comes up through the day. To start, you can even put simple goals like cleaning your wardrobe or reading ‘X’ number of pages in your book. Once goal setting becomes a part of your routine, you can move to tasks that are more complex and time consuming.
In this fast-paced world, it is natural for you to often feel anxious, panicked and disturbed. These emotions heavily affect your performance as well. One easy way of tackling this is to take out 10 – 20 minutes of morning time to quietly sit in a comfortable place and meditate. You would be fascinated to see how meditation helps not just in improving the mental health, but also boosts immunity, eases chronic pain, and even improves concentration. Moreover, this quiet alone time will help you set your priorities and focus on what you really want and desire from life.
Physical workout in the morning is one of the greatest energy boosters for your body. According to many health experts, any physical activity in the morning can help you improve metabolism and keep you energetic throughout the day. A good idea is to step outside for your workout – you can consider going for a walk, jog or going to an open gymnasium. The fresh morning air will further improve both your physical and mental health.
In the hurry of rushing to work or getting started with the day’s chores, many of us tend to skip our breakfast. However, nutritionists advocate that skipping the first meal in the morning can be more hazardous to our health than we can imagine. For instance, it leads to obesity, diabetes and increase the chances of having a heart disease and lower immunity. On the contrary, a healthy and balanced breakfast helps in boosting body’s energy and increases immunity level.