4 best morning habits to start your day healthy and happy
How you start your day can set the tone for the rest of the day, so you should make sure you start it right! Whether you’re an early bird or a late-night (Netflix-binging) ‘owl’, implementing these tips into your morning routine will set you off for a good start every day.
Make your bed
It may seem like such a trivial and mundane thing to do, but there is a very important benefit for you as a reward for making your bed first thing in the morning. By making the bed in the morning, you accomplish the first task of the day. Whether you consciously notice it or not, it will give your brain a little boost of self-confidence and pride of accomplishment. It will set you off for a great start encouraging you to do the next tasks in your day. Gretchen Rubin, author of “The Happiness Project” another benefit which is that by taking this small step to create outer order, you create inner calm.
Do you make your bed every morning as soon as you get up?
Drink a glass of warm water with lemon
Many of us like to start the day with a hot cup of coffee. That’s not the best choice when it comes to getting your body off to a healthy start. After hours of sleep your body is dehydrated, the best thing to do is to give it a refreshing hydrating boost: drink a glass of warm water with freshly squeezed lemon. The Ayurvedic technique of adding lemon to your morning water has lots of benefits: it helps to remove toxins from your digestive tracks, it freshens your breath, stimulates metabolism and digestion and as lemon is rich in vitamin C it gives you a healthy start.
Spend a few minutes on self-care
Whether it will just be 5 minutes or 30, this is an important step helping you to start your day positive. Do something for yourself, choose whichever activity you find the most relaxing, calming and restorative: meditate, stretch, do some exercise or write down 3 things you’re grateful for. Any of these will help you start the day on a positive note providing the much needed endorphins boost!
Eat a healthy breakfast
You’ve probably heard that a lot of diets consider breakfast to be the most important meal of the day. While this may be a bit of an exaggeration, it is important to make it a healthy breakfast. A healthy breakfast (lean proteins, fresh fruit and vegetables, healthy fats and whole grains) will give you the energy you need throughout the day and will help you to focus better. If you’re struggling with ideas for a healthy breakfast, why not get it delivered by Fitasty in Bristol? ?