Does it happen often to you that you get up early in the morning, go through your typical morning routine and you feel sleepy or mood the whole day? We know one thing for sure – you are not certainly the only one. The interesting thing is that experts say that along with the quality of sleep, what we do in first half an hour after we get up will determine our whole day.
If you want to start every day on the right foot, you should try to find a routine that will help you feel energized from the early morning and to be productive throughout the whole day. Here are some ideas that you should try:
- Read an inspirational quote every morning
There is nothing better than starting every day with a positive thought – you can either keep your favorite quotes, life truths, bible verses or literary passages written on paper near your bed or you could save them in your mobile phone (you could even use Pinterest to create inspirational boards).
- Meditate for 5 minutes
It has been proven, long time ago, that meditating has lots of benefits – it increases focus, reduces stress, enhances creativity, strengthens the sense of inner peace and boosts memory. Meditating is quite simple – sit in a comfortable position, relax your shoulders and focus on the sounds of ocean (you have to play that obviously) or you could sit in silence and focus on the rhythm of your breathing. If you meditate just for five minutes you will see how big impact it will have on your life.
- Write something you are grateful for in your journal
Every person in the world has something to be grateful for, but sometimes it is not enough just to think about it – you become more aware of it when you write it down. The idea is simple – keep a journal near your bed and write down at least one thing that you are grateful for every morning. You can write down the most basic things or something that is just yours.
- Think about your goals
If you begin meditating every morning, your mind will be free to focus on other things in your life, which makes it ideal for you to take some time to think about your goals every morning. By doing this, you will be able to focus on what is important every day, instead of thinking about different things that could mess with your concentration.
- Drink one glass of lemon water
Drinking lemon water in the morning has been proven to help with weight loss, but along with that it has many other benefits – it helps your digestive system, freshen your breath, it will add a healthy dose of vitamins into your body, it will reduce your hunger and it will help you reduce any sluggishness that you might be feeling. Furthermore, it is super-simple to make – first you pour water into a glass, add a few drops of lemon juice, stir and that is it!