Morning habits define a lot of what goes on in our entire day. An active morning leads to a power-packed day and a sluggish one doesn’t brighten up our activities at all. The blog takes you through five morning rituals that will help you kick-start your day with healthy choices and help you stay energetic all the time. Read on.
A healthy life involves making healthy choices throughout the day. And to make the most of your day, start as early as you can.
Here are five rituals you should adopt to make your day healthy and full of energy.
Move: There are endless studies that show the importance of starting your day with exercise to remain active throughout the day. No matter how packed your schedule is, take out a few minutes in the morning to wake up those muscles and wave off the sluggishness. And did you know that your lymphatic system, which plays a crucial role in eliminating toxins from your body, depends on your movements to get around your body? A regular dose of jumping jacks will take care of it.
Drink warm water: Ayurveda says that drinking warm water with a slice of lemon first thing in the morning stimulates the gastrointestinal tract and helps in flushing toxins out of the body. Plus, the minerals and vitamins of lemon are an added benefit as well!
Opt healthy: Ditch the creamy coffee for a healthy alternative – like a cup of honey ginseng green tea or honeydew melon tea. Ginseng and honey keep your digestive system healthy and are great for weight watchers. Honeydew melon is your fix for Vitamin C, Potassium, and Vitamin B6 for the day. Not to mention, these herbal teas are delicious as well!
Plan your day: By splitting your tasks in smaller chunks, you are essentially signaling your brain that things are under control, they are manageable. Large tasks seem big and can stress us out unnecessarily, hampering health as well as productivity. Smaller tasks are easy to accomplish and do not loom over the mind. For better management, allot 33% extra time to each task to accommodate distractions.
Meditate: All you need to meditate is a peaceful, undisturbed spot where you can sit with your legs crossed, close your eyes, and observe what goes in your mind. Meditation is a powerful way of letting positive energy flow into you and letting negative thoughts seep out. If you are in a high-stress job, this is the best thing you can do for yourself to keep your brains calm and your nerves in order.
So, here were some ways to kick-start your day and fill it with energy and health. If you cannot begin to do them all together, start by picking a few of them. The change that you’ll observe in your everyday living will make you want to adopt all of them, eventually.
Do you have a special morning ritual that makes your entire day better? Share with us in the comments section.