Whether you’re looking for ways to boost productivity, support your energy levels, or simply get more out of your day - you can’t go wrong by creating your own healthy morning routine.
Check out our 8-step healthy morning routine - easy enough for anyone to follow.
Wake Up Early
Let’s start off with one of the most common, yet essential tips for a healthy morning routine - getting out of bed earlier.
It’s one of the easiest ways you can get more from your day, giving you more time to exercise, meditate, get organised, or anything in between.
If you’re not a morning person, try getting to bed earlier or setting an alarm clock across your room. With the help of these simple habits, you can transform yourself into an early-riser in no time.
Don’t Check Devices
Though as enticing as it may be, try to avoid reaching for your smart-phone as soon as you wake up.
Social media, emails, and messages can create a sense of stress in your mind before your feet even hit the floor. If you want to start your day off on a much more peaceful note, try to leave your phone alone for the first hour of being awake.
What if you find the temptation too strong? Put the phone on the other side of the room or in a drawer before you hit the hay. Out of sight, out of mind.
10-Minutes Of Yoga
Beginning your day with 10 minutes of yoga can do wonders for your body and mind.
It can help to stretch out your tight-feeling muscles, clear the mind, support metabolism, and give you a welcomed energy kick.
Specifically, ‘sun salutation’ is a series of body postures (or asanas), designed to energise, support circulation, and warm-up the body. All that’s required is a spare 10 minutes of your time - that’s not a bad trade.
A Nutritious Breakfast
They call it the most important meal of the day for a reason. A hearty, nutrient-dense breakfast can enhance your energy levels, prevent binge eating, and start your metabolism for the day.
Our ‘Oh My Greens’ brew is a great way to kickstart your day - containing spinach, broccoli, celery, pineapple, apple, parsley, and lemon. Not only will this juice help you feel more energised, but it will also help to hydrate and alkalise the body, assist with circulation, and promote blood flow to power the body and mind.
Click here to find out more about ‘Oh My Greens’.
Water is an absolute essential for our health, helping us to function properly, support skin health, maintain our body temperature, and so much more. The list is seemingly endless!
So, starting the day with a glass of water can put us on the path of reaching the recommended 8 glasses. Not to mention, the 8-hours we’re fast asleep is a long time to go without water.
Reaching for a glass can make you feel much more refreshed and ready to tackle the day.
5-Minutes Of Meditation
Investing 5 to 10 minutes in a quick, morning meditation can be a great way to kick your healthy morning routine up a notch.
Meditating is a great way to reduce your stress levels as you start the day. Plus, this simple habit can also help manage anxiety, improve your attention span, and support your mental health - and that’s only scratching the surface.
If you’re trying meditation for the first time, check out Headspace for a thorough how-to guide.
Make A Gratitude List
Adjust your mindset to a much more positive setting with the help of a gratitude list.
As the name suggests, a gratitude list is essentially a journal where you’ll write down things you are most grateful for - whether it’s a roof over your head, a bed to sleep in, or a job you love.
It may sound simple, though getting into this habit can boost your mental health, enhance sleep, and boost self-esteem.
If you’re writing a gratitude list for the first time, start with just 5 points each morning. As you build this habit, remember to keep the topics fresh and to explain why you’re grateful for each of them.
Create A To-Do List
What exactly would you like to achieve today? To gain clarity for the day ahead, and minimise any feelings of anxiety in the process, creating a to-do list each morning is a worthy habit to get started with.
Just by taking a few minutes each morning to write down your priorities, you can focus your attention on what needs to be done and get the most from your day.
Article by Nicholas Hastie - Nicolas is a digital content creator, having completed his Bachelor of Health Science at the University of Queensland - majoring in nutrition