Healthy morning routines make the start of your day awesome! And…if the start of the day is good, then the rest of the day is bound to be good as well, right?
E.g., if you wake up in a bad mood, you are likely to carry that bad mood through the rest of the day. If you wake up energized, you are likely to get more done and feel happier for the rest of the day.
Having a few healthy morning routines will make sure that every morning is a good one…and increase your chances of enjoying more good days!
Below I am presenting the best healthy morning routines in 5 realms: productivity, nutrition, happiness, energy, connection with other people.Which one will you adopt?
1. The best of productivity healthy morning routines: Decide the ONE most important thing to do
Do you get up from bed and already feel overwhelmed with the things you have to do? Not a very good way to start your day…
Tim Ferriss, author of NYT best-selling book “The 4-hour Workweek” instructs us to decide the ONE most important thing to accomplish during the day and…preferably make sure we tackle it first.
To find the task that is the most important to you just ask yourself: “What is the task that if I accomplish today just that, I will be satisfied with my day?”
Found it? Awesome. No you are ready to go tackle it!
2. The best of nutritious healthy morning routines: Eat breakfast
Eat SOMETHING! Eating breakfast is one of the healthiest morning routines you can have! It will help you jump start your metabolism, and give the appropriate energy you need to get on with the day.
If your choice of foods is healthy, then great. Fruits, and foods with proteins will work nicely.
3. The best of happiness healthy morning routines: Meditate in appreciation
Woke up in a bad mood? Just spend 10 breaths pondering about the good stuff in your life. You may feel grateful about…
- Your body – Just think how many cells do their job right, right now, just to keep YOU living – this is true even if you are sick.
- The people you love – Your family, husband/wife, friends, etc.
- The work you do, or your hobbies – Aren’t the flowers in your garden pure beauties?
4. The best of energizer healthy morning routines: Get moving
Exercise gets your blood flowing…and it feels so good!
If you are an outdoors person, you could…
- Take a walk
- Take a walk bouncing a basket-ball at the same time
If you are an indoors person, you could…
- Do 5 min of yoga – hating Mondays is optional!
- Work out in your dining room, while you wait for your breakfast to be ready.
- Do 2 sets of push-ups.
Finally, if you really want to get a boost, but are not exactly bouncing with energy when you wake up, then you can try the “I need Focus Workout“. It takes 35-40 min to complete and it’s a perfect match for mornings!
5. The best of connecting healthy morning routines: Say “I love you”
Just say it. Don’t neglect it. Why avoid saying something so simple, that has the power to make people so happy?
You may be surprised but out of the healthy morning routines above, I am currently practicing each one of them except for the exercise one! Ouch! I would like to exercise in the morning, and feel great every time I have done it, but exercise currently belongs to my evening routine…
And this is something you can do as well. Except for the breakfast routine, you can easily transfer each one of the others to the evening. This way, they will help you sleep better, thus you will wake up well-rested and happier, enjoy a better morning & a more productive day! But if you’re like Leo and would like to exercise in the morning…then keep reading.
“But how do I create lasting routines?”
Say you decided to exercise daily in the morning. Ha, that’s easier said than done. Easy to do for a few days…but when it comes to actually building a routine, i.e., something that you do over and over again for months or years, then exercising every day does not seam as easy anymore. You need to make exercise a habit.
If that’s what you are wondering about, then I got the solution for you. The Exercise Bliss website teaches you exactly how to make exercise a habit…in 9 weeks.
Imagine…no more yo-yoing. No more debating with yourself about doing it or not. When exercise becomes a habit, you just do it, because that’s what you do. What an awesome way to start your day! Make exercise a habit and you’ll have an amazing energizing routine set right in your day.
Which one of the healthy morning routines are you already doing? Which ones will you adopt?