Winter mornings are here and we all hate it when the alarm signals to leave the warm and toasty bed. But, hey, we have something for you that will enthuse you to start your winter mornings rather excitingly. We would like to take you over ten (just ten) very simple healthy morning routines that can transform your life. Subsequently, if you can inculcate these in your daily life, you will lead a much healthier life. Read on to know the 10 Morning Routines for a Healthier Life.
The mantra is simple- follow a certain routine every day for the next 60 days till it becomes a habit and see how it changes your life.
The first task of the day should be an easy and achievable task. Making your bed will help you feel powerful and trust that you are capable of anything. It is the small victories of accomplishing a basic task that builds your perspective towards achieving goals.
A glass of warm water with squeezed lemon juice or flax-seeds acts as a great stimulant for your digestive system. This has been proven by medical research and also suggested by doctors. As a matter of fact, it helps in better digestion as well.
We have come to live in times where we have forgotten natural beauty. We live in houses that do not get natural lighting and are constantly in artificial lights. Sunlight is a good source of Vitamin D. According to Harvard School of Public Health, Vitamin D helps control inflammation, infections and in building bones. (Reference- Vitamin D | The Nutrition Source | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)
(Reference- Vitamin D | The Nutrition Source | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)
We live in concrete jungles and all we see around ourselves are big buildings and hardly any trees. Greenery is important for us. Aesthetic beauty is one of the needs for human beings. Hence, it is important to absorb this beauty when you wake up.
The technology driven world keeps us glued to our phones and laptop screens almost the entire day. This dependence on technology is not only bad for our physical-health such as our eyesight, but also our mental well-being. Mornings should be a ‘NO PHONE AND LAPTOP ZONE’. Do not reach out for your phone or check your messages as soon as you wake up. Try this hack and see how the blue screen separation works out for you.
An important practice that you should inculcate in your life, is that of practicing mindfulness or meditation. As a matter of fact, Western as well as Indian studies have now proven the same. Slowly and gradually, build this into a habit and try mediating for longer periods. It will bring you clarity, calmness and a zeal for living. It will boost your mental as well as physical health and you will see how easily you will breeze through your entire day.
There is nothing better than to begin your day with some serotonin. Running, skipping or even Yoga are simple ways to warm up your body and get the endorphins going. It will not only leave you with a fresh feeling, but make you feel fitter. If you can find a workout buddy, all the better!
We are constantly surrounded by so much information that at times it becomes overwhelming. It has also become impossible to know the validity of what you are reading these days. Hence, it is extremely important that you keep yourself well informed and from the right sources. Pick up a good newspaper and get your daily dose of information every morning. This way, when you leave home for work, you will leave as someone much more informed than the day before. Every day is a great day to learn something new.
home for work, you will leave as someone much more informed than the day before.
It is the most important meal of your day. The Journal of the American College of Cardiology confirms that skipping breakfast can lead to an increased risk of heart-diseases. Many people skip breakfast or make do with a cup of coffee while running late but that does more harm than good. A bowl of fruits, milk, some proteins are all important for your health. Make sure to never miss your breakfast.
Writing can be therapeutic. If you begin the day by writing the things you are grateful for, you can feel more empowered. Writing in your journal will also give you a sense of reflection. You can be your own judge and ensure that you strive to be and do better every day.
They say that there is something about routine. The idea of having your day planned and doing something systematically is just underrated satisfaction. However, having clarity on your day ahead will not only make your life easier, but also more productive. This way, you will not miss out on important tasks of the day as well. Planning your day doesn’t mean you time down every second but have a rough idea and goals for yourself.
So, let us try, bit by bit to make our lives better by following these simple tricks!
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