Do you always feel that the day has shortened to 8 hours? Do you find yourself exhausted and tired all day even when you have done nothing other than just sitting? If you feel this way, maybe you’re living life wrong.
You may argue that you have been doing everything right – you wake up just in time for work, get ready, rush to your office, give it all you got and come back home to sleep like a baby. But if it still feels that you’re missing out on life, there’s something wrong.
Well, it all comes down to how your mornings are. If they’re sluggish and rushed, your day will be the same. Believe it or not, how you spend your mornings influences what your future will be like – be it the coming few hours at work or a few months ahead. Whether your goal is to live a healthy life or have a productive day, a morning routine is just what it takes.
Don’t believe us? Well, if not us, then you must believe what science says.
Apparently, there are lots of mental and physical health benefits to establishing a healthy morning routine. A morning routine can help reduce stress, increase energy levels and improve your productivity at work.
Believe it or not, all of it can be life-changing.
So, if you are ready to change your life, make sure you incorporate these morning habits into your routine.
Making your bed
What’s the benefit of making your bed? Your bed will look clean. Correct. What else?
Well, a clean bed provides psychological benefits. Not only will it declutter your bed, but also your mind. And a decluttered mind is a host to fresh thoughts and positive energy.
Not to mention, when you cross this task from your to-do list, it will offer you a sense of accomplishment.
You may feel like you have control over this aspect of life, so why wouldn’t you be able to control others?
Additionally, it helps establish good sleep hygiene. The cherry on the cake is that you wouldn’t have to be bothered about cleaning your bed when you come back home dead tired. You can jump on your bed and just sleep like a baby.
Yoga and meditation
The world knows it. The world has witnessed the benefits of yoga and meditation for the body and mind. So, if you’re already starting your day with this healthy habit every day, it’s a no-brainer that you will be leading a healthy life.
Talking about the health benefits, yoga and meditation can reduce inflammation, help with body and joint pain, and boost immunity. Most importantly, yoga and meditation may also improve your cardiovascular health by controlling your stress levels, heart rate and arterial pressure, and contractility of the heart.
By exercise, we mean a proper exercise routine that includes a combination of cardiovascular exercises and strength training. Now you may be a morning-workout person, or not. But if you are, you are attracting several benefits including a fresh mind, increased energy levels and psychological satisfaction that you made the best of the morning. This satisfaction may give you the motivation to give your best shot throughout the day with a smile on your face.
Drink plenty of water
We don’t need to tell you this but water is your body’s best friend. Won’t you agree? Even though we know that we all must be drinking water throughout the day, kickstarting the day with a glass of water gets the whole process going. Not to mention, it may also boost metabolism, strengthen the immune system, and relieve indigestion and heartburn.
Having a healthy morning breakfast in peace
Are you in the habit of skipping breakfast when you’re running against the clock to head to work? If yes, you’re not leading a healthy life. It is for this reason that people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Having a healthy breakfast doesn’t only increase your energy but also refrains you from eating junk food. It also helps control sugar levels and reduces the risk of heart disease.
We understand it’s a struggle to wake up early in the morning. You may be tempted to press the snooze button again and again. But just so you know, being a morning person can be life-changing. The day will feel longer and your mental health will be better. So, if you have decided to be a morning person, start with these morning habits!