Okay, so first, don’t hate me, y’all, but I love mornings.
Like, LOVE mornings.
I’m pretty useless at night, but the mornings are where I shine.
I can be so bubbly, perky and downright annoying in the mornings, but man, do I love them.
However, it turns out not everyone is a big fan of the morning time. (Note sarcasm)
So because mornings have the potential to influence your entire day, I wanted to share some good, morning rituals with you that I think make a huge difference in my day.
And maybe, they’ll help yours!
1. Drink A Glass Of Water
Before you do anything else, grab some water. I like to keep a water bottle next to my bed so I don’t even have to get out of the bed to drink my water. If you prefer something hot, make a cup of hot water and add a couple of slices of lemon.
2. Don’t Check Emails Or Social Media For An Hour
Not going to lie, this one was and can still be tough for me. As someone who works from home and owns their own business there really is no such thing as ‘time away from the office’. I am always working (because I love what I do!). But there’s something to this tip. Allowing myself to wake up without interruption has been so beneficial to my health. It gives me time to just sit and reflect.
3. Practice Gratitude
Whether it’s working on ‘Thank You’ notes for my beloved clients and members or it’s taking some time out to write in my gratitude journal, I find that when I start the day off by being thankful, it changes my whole attitude.
4. Eat A Nourishing Breakfast
I know this seems like a no-brainer, but think about how busy our mornings can be. I have walked out of my house so many times just forgetting to eat breakfast. Like, it just didn’t register to me that I should take time out to eat. And I’m not talking a muffin or a doughnut, but actually taking the time to eat a nourishing breakfast. My favorite quick and nourishing breakfast? Oatmeal and fruit.
5. Move Your Body
I know this might not be an option for everyone, but if you can, do it. Waking up and moving your body is vital, in my opinion. Now, I’m the girl who heads to the gym, but even if you don’t have time to go to the gym in the mornings try a little stretching at home. Or maybe some crunches? Or even a walk to the mailbox? Anything will help! You just gotta get moving.