Everybody has some essential personal morning steps to make the day more productive. Our friend Jess from choosingchia.com has few morning rituals that have become such an essential part of her morning routine and she believe's that these morning rituals have a huge positive impact on her day. Check her 5 morning rituals:
1. MORNING MEDITATION
The first thing I do in the morning after my alarm goes off is a morning meditation practice. I do this laying in bed because that’s where I’m more comfortable, but you can practice meditation sitting upright too.
This doesn’t have to be a long meditation. I usually do about 5 minutes, but even taking 10 deep breathes can be a great way to start the day. I usually use a meditation app ( I like both headspace, and calm) to follow a guided meditation.
The first one is great for setting intentions and daily affirmations, and the second one I use to plan out my work day. I can’t stress enough how journaling has helped me start my day off on the right foot! You can also just use a regular journal or even notepad.
Write down your daily affirmations, (i.e. “today will be a great day!”) your to-do list, or anything else that is on your mind that you’d like to get out.
3. ENJOY A HYDRATING DRINK OR SOME TEA
I generally start my mornings with a glass of lemon water, followed by a cup of matcha tea. This has become one of my favorite rituals in the morning! I can’t stress enough how important it is to hydrate after you wake up.
If your a coffee person, don’t worry, you can still have your cup of coffee instead of tea. Just remember to drink a glass of water as well!
Walk. Do yoga. Go to a Workout class. Run…It doesn’t really matter what type of exercise you do in the morning just do something!
I start each day with a 30 minute-60 minute workout. This can be anything from an hour-long strength training class at the gym to 30 minutes of gentle yoga.
Even if you only have 5 minutes in the morning to exercise, do some jumping-jacks or a sun salutation. Getting your blood flowing will help wake you up and feeling your best in the morning.
5. EAT BREAKFAST
I can’t tell you how often I hear about people that skip breakfast. Even if you’re not that hungry in the morning, try and enjoy a light breakfast, like a piece of fruit or a handful of almonds.
Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day! Eating breakfast will help get your metabolism going and also fuel your brain so your ready to take on whatever your day has coming.
And you, do you have any morning ritual? Share with us!
Lots of love,