How we start our morning can have a huge impact on the rest of our day. Having a beneficial morning routine
can help your mental and physical health. We each have our own specific morning routines, whether you rush to get ready in fifteen minutes, or you take your sweet time.
You don’t have to completely change the way you get ready for each day, but there are a few small changes that may just brighten up your morning.
Here’s are our 12 Top Tips to help get your day off to the best start
Hot water with fresh lemon
Grab a lemon and squeeze its juice into some hot water and take a sip. This is such a refreshing drink, and a great way to start your day. Lemon has many benefits: it aids digestion, flushes out toxins, boosts your immune system, is great for your skin and it also freshens your breath.
Begin your day in the calmest way possible by doing some meditation. Even if you only manage a few short minutes, it can help you to start your day off in the right mental state. Add some meditation to your morning routine and you will notice a difference in no time.
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Boost your immune system
Grab something that will boost your immune system in the morning, such as some vitamins, fresh fruit or healthy snacks.
Early morning yoga
Like meditation, yoga is another way of adding some calm to the madness of mornings. Yoga will get both your mind and body ready for the day ahead.
Play favourite tunes whilst getting ready
Improve your mood by playing some uplifting or relaxing music while you are getting ready in the morning, or perhaps while you are driving to work. The right song can do wonders for your mood and give you an instant happiness boost.
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Write a to do list
Writing a to do list in the morning can help clarify your thoughts, and help to prevent you stressing about what needs to be done. It doesn’t need to be elaborate or super detailed, just jot down a few things you want to achieve during the course of the day.
Read an inspiring quote
Sometimes reading an inspiring quote can leave you feeling more motivated and ready to begin the day. Pick your favourite quote and hang it in your bathroom as wall art, or gather a collection of different quotes and read one each morning.
Spend time with a pet
If you have pets, try and make time in the morning to spend a few moments with them. Not only will they appreciate it, but it’s also good for you. Stroking a pet such as a cat or dog can help to lower your blood pressure and help you relax.
Splash your face with cold water
Simple yet very effective. You know those mornings when you can’t seem to wake up? Splashing yourself with chilled water will definitely wake you up and make you feel refreshed.
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Eat a decent breakfast
You have probably heard this a million times, but it is so important. Fuel yourself properly for the day ahead by eating something substantial in the morning.
Try and get some fresh air before you start work. Head out for a dog walk, walk to work or just head outside for a quick stroll.
Think about things you are thankful for
Before you begin each day, it can be beneficial to take a moment to think about the things you are thankful for. This can make you more positive and appreciative of the good things you have in your life, even if things are a bit tough.