Mornings are the most significant part of the day because it is the beginning of a new chapter in your life that opens every 24 hours. The things you do in the morning have a huge impact on your life. In other words, how you start your day determines the fate of the rest of your day. If you start your morning with an unhealthy mindset, you are likely to carry a negative burden throughout the day. A morning routine not only rejuvenates you, but also helps you start your day like a boss. Here are 10 morning habits. You must develop a productive and fruitful day today.
10 HEALTHY MORNING HABITS FOR A PRODUCTIVE DAY
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1. WAKE UP EARLY
I know the comfort of your comfortable bed is heaven in the morning, but this comfort is also responsible for fatigue and lethargy.
Stop hitting the snooze button and jump out of bed right away. Do not set multiple alarms.
The so-called sleep time between two alarms makes your body feel sleepless and as a result you wake up exhausted. That way, you’re already tired before you start your day.
It is important that you have enough time in the morning to do things that are important to you. So stop convincing yourself that it doesn’t matter if you sleep an extra 20 minutes because it matters and matters more than you think.
2. MAKE YOUR BED
Nobody cares about my bed. Anyway, I remove it on the first night.
If you give yourself these excuses, now is the time to ditch them and add this seemingly insignificant but effective morning habit to your morning routine.
It’s the first thing you do in the morning that instantly brightens up your room and your mood. This little thing can completely change the look of your room.
Keep your little nest clean and tidy and see how it magically affects your mind and productivity.
Imagine how nice it would be to fall into a wrinkle-free bed after a long, tiring day.
3. OPEN A WINDOW
Breathe in the fresh air in the morning and let the sunlight in. This is an amazing way to remind your body that the night is over and it’s time to wake up.
Morning sunlight not only allows your body to produce vitamin D, but it also affects your mood in a positive way.
Sunlight triggers your brain to release a hormone called serotonin. This hormone helps regulate your mood and keeps you calm.
During the night, our body produces melatonin (which helps us sleep) and not serotonin, which is why its levels drop and low serotonin levels make you feel depressed.
It’s a really bad idea to wake up depressed, so open the blinds and enjoy a happy day.
4. DRINK WATER
Up to 60% of the human body is water, so it needs water to function properly.
When you wake up from a good 7-8 hours of sleep, your body is dehydrated and in dire need of water. So drink water in the morning to replenish your body.
Start with as little as possible and gradually increase your water intake. When I started drinking water in the morning, I could barely drink a glass and now I can easily drink 2-3 glasses of water.
Keep water next to your bed before going to bed if you are too lazy to go to the kitchen in the morning.
5. MOVE YOUR BODY
Your body needs movement after a long sleep.
It’s OK if you can’t go to the gym. Do yoga and breathing exercises to wake up your body, or stretch to improve circulation and flexibility.
Exercising not only affects your physical condition, but it also improves your mood.
Feel-good chemicals are released in your body during exercise, and as the name suggests, they make you feel good. Exercising instantly lifts your mood.
6. KEEP MY MORNING SKIN CARE ROUTINE
There is nothing more relaxing than a long shower after a workout. Add your skincare routine to your normal shower.
Make your skin happy by taking care of it every morning. You don’t need to buy tons of fancy and exorbitantly expensive products.
Use what works for you and makes you happy, but use it religiously.
Whatever skin care routine you follow, don’t forget to moisturize your skin and never step out of the house without sunscreen.
7. EAT A HEALTHY BREAKFAST
Never skip breakfast as it is the most important meal of the day. What you eat for breakfast is quickly absorbed by your body because it is starving.
A cup of coffee with cookies does not count as breakfast because it is neither filling nor healthy. A healthy breakfast keeps your energy levels high, which in turn increases your productivity.
If you don’t have time to prepare a healthy breakfast in the morning, try preparing your meal the night before. Or just simply replace unhealthy options with healthy options.
Instead of eating buttered toast, eat avocado toast or drink a green smoothie instead of coffee.
8. PLAN YOUR DAY
Manage your day and make a to-do list. Decide on your priorities for the day and get started. Make a list of your meetings, decide the time of the meetings and plan other things that are important to you, like going out to dinner or making a phone call to your family.
Planning your day helps you stay focused and allows you to manage your time in a productive way. When you have a list of things you need to do in a day with a proper plan, it acts as motivation to keep going.
9. PACK your meals
Pack leftovers for lunch. If there are no leftovers, grab a handful of nuts or fruit.
This way you can eat something healthy during the day and you also save money because you don’t have to spend on food by eating out. In both ways, the situation is win-win.
Dress up and get ready. Don’t walk out of the house looking like you jumped straight out of bed and into the office.
Even if you work from home, dress up. And by dressing up, I don’t mean wearing evening gowns (and why not if you’re comfortable). Prepare as if you were meeting someone. Dress yourself. This not only boosts your confidence but also makes you feel good about yourself.
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