How many of these have you done this morning?
Could you incorporate these into your daily morning routine? Start to, and I guarantee you will see some amazing results both mentally and physically. I like to carve out an hour in the mornings to myself to gear me up for the day. It’s called my ‘golden hour’ and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world! It’s my way to say hello to a brand new day of fresh possibilities and ensure I’m happy, motivated and ready to take on any challenge!
Seven things healthy people do each morning
1. Drink A Glass Of Water As Soon As You Wake Up
I like to call this an “internal bath” sounds strange but it helps me visualise the need for this essential start to the day. Drinking a glass of water (preferably with Nature’s Sunshine Liquid Chlorophyll) as soon as you wake up revs up your digestive system, and gets things flowing. Why should you do this? You’ll notice some amazing changes including clearer skin and better digestion.
2. Do Not Check Your Email Or Phone For At Least An Hour
Do you sleep with your mobile phone next to you and grab for it first thing when you wake? This is not a good habit. Firstly, turn off the phone. Turn off the wifi too before you go to bed and rely on a proper alarm clock. This will stop you wasting hours lying in bed at night when you could be getting extra rest. Not only that, when you wake up, not having a phone by you reduces the temptation to check your email and Facebook feed. This keeps your mind clear and focused. There’s plenty of time to check work stuff and what the rest of the world is up to. This morning time is about YOU so keep it about you and your goals and wellbeing. Work can wait. So can that video of the dancing cats.
3. Think Of One Thing For Which You Have Gratitude
This sets the stage for positivity throughout the day. If you come up with three or five things, even better. Keeping a diary and writing your gratitude lists down really help you to focus on thanks. You can also refer back to it if you’re having a down day or struggling. It really helps to perk you up.
4. Step Outside And Take A Deep Breath
Fill your lungs with fresh air. Even if it’s cold outside. This only takes 10 seconds! It reminds you that you are alive and breathing. You don’t even have to get dressed or put your shoes on for this, just open the back door, in your pyjamas and breathe!
5. Move Your Body
You don’t necessarily have to do an intense workout before breakfast, but moving your body even a little is a great way to get the blood flowing and shake the body into wake-up mode. Simply doing a few stretches is a great option. Or turn on your favorite song and dance like no one is watching. I like to do my famous Tibetan Five Rights routine which helps align the chakras and sets me up for a great day.
6. Take Time To Eat A Healthy Breakfast
Rather than reaching for a box of cereal, focus on getting real foods in your body. A decent B-Fit breakfast will get you going for the day ahead. (And they really don’t take that much time to prepare.) Try it out.
7. Say Your Affirmations
Look into the mirror and say something positive to yourself. It feels strange at first but you will be amazed at the impact this has.
I radiate beauty, confidence and grace.
Every cell in my body is healthy and vibrant.
I feel great when I take care of myself.
I highly recommend Louise L. Hay’s book ‘You Can Heal Your Life’ which goes into depth about mirror work and affirmations. It really is one of the most powerful exercises. When you start to love and respect yourself and actively practice it, you start to love and respect your body and your new healthy lifestyle becomes easy and second nature.
So, ho many of these do you do each day? And how many can you start to try starting tomorrow morning? Good luck!