Start your new year right by implementing a morning routine that can set the tone for the rest of your day. By personalizing your morning routine you can set the foundation for a positive and productive day! This blog post shares helpful tips on implementing meaningful morning habits that you can quickly put into action.
Meaningful Morning Habits
Avoid Hitting Snooze
Try the ‘5 Second Rule.’ Stand up within 5 secs of first opening your eyes. It will help move you from idea to action, and create a new habit!
Lead with Optimism
Set a positive tone for the day with the simple act of smiling. Smiling can help boost your mood, reduce blood pressure, and lower stress hormones.
Start your day on the right foot. Play upbeat music, jump in the shower, do your hair, and wear what makes you feel your best.
Make Your Bed
This is correlated with increased productivity, a greater sense of overall well-being, and better sleep the next evening!
Move Your Body
Try stretching, yoga, working out, or going for a walk to loosen up and get blood flowing. Even a few mins will help start your day on the right track!
Add more natural light to your space by opening the blinds. Add indoor plants, open windows, or go for a short walk to get fresh air.
Spend 2-5 mins setting your intentions or to-do list for the day. Try meditating, practicing gratitude, or journaling. This will help to organize your thoughts for the day.
Drink a full glass of water on an empty stomach to help regulate digestion. Add lemon to maximize the benefits!
Eat a Nutritious Breakfast
The first meal of the day kick starts your metabolism and improves energy and focus! Include protein to keep you full until your next meal.
Get a Head Start on Your Goals
Try getting in an early morning workout or plan out your meals to set the tone for a healthy day.
Try the Maui Habit
Maui is a simple practice you can do in the morning and takes only 3 seconds! When you first set your feet on the floor, practice an affirmation such as “Today is going to be a great day”. This habit is easy to implement and generates tremendous energy and positive change!
Start Your New Year Right
Start your new year off right by trying out a new morning routine. If you like how it feels you can take tiny steps each day to make your new routine into a habit that’s sure to improve your overall well-being as the days and months of 2022 pass by.
Maybe pause here for a moment and consider 3 new habits that you can add to your morning routine this week? (E.g. Open up my blinds, write my to-do list for the day, and drink a full glass of lemon water.)
How will you make sure that you follow through with these habits as the new year begins?