Last Updated on October 10, 2022
In today’s rush and chaos that is everyday life, we tend to forget that our morning habits can have a powerful impact on how the rest of our day turns out. Just altering our morning routine by a few small steps can yield positive, life-changing results.
Let’s take a quick peek at these simple yet potentially life-changing actions.
The 5 morning habits to change your life are:
- Wake up gently
- Start the day with gratitude
- Get moving and be active
- Eat a balanced breakfast
- Embrace the present
Say goodbye to those days when you feel like you’ve woken up on the wrong side of the bed. Say goodbye to feeling overwhelmed and stressed. The following 5-morning habits will help you to be the best version of yourself and to be able to take on what life has to offer.
5 Morning Habits to Change Your Life
There is something to be said for consistent, healthy morning routines. When you start the day with the same healthy morning habits, you set yourself up for a winning, productive day. Let’s take a closer look at these five morning habits.
1. Wake Up Gently
The first morning habit is all to do with how you wake up. Waking up to an obnoxious beeping sound is enough to ruin most people’s days. Many highly successful people refuse to set alarm clocks. Instead, they train themselves to wake up at a preferred time.
Waking up without an alarm is not always possible for everyone, and if you are smart in your choice of alarm, it doesn’t have to be as painful as all that.
Effective But Unalarming Alarm Tones
With today’s technology, we have various alarm sounds we can choose from. Find one that, while capable of waking you, won’t put you into a state of stress. Find an unalarming alarm tone. Favorite music is a great choice as you get to wake up to something you like.
Music is wonderful for setting the atmosphere, so create your own morning soundtrack to wake up to that will get you into a good mood. And waking up to a good song beats an incessant beeping every time.
Move To Switch Off The Alarm clock
Please don’t use the snooze button. So many people delay getting up by hitting snooze repeatedly and then end up having to rush through their morning preparations, leaving them in an agitated state by the time the day gets started.
Move your alarm away from your bed so that you are forced to get up and switch it off. Getting out of bed will make you less likely to hit the snooze button.
2. Start The Day With Gratitude
You’re up and awake, and you’ve switched off your alarm. Well done. Do not pick up your phone and head straight to social media. Scrolling through your apps first thing in the morning is one of the worst habits many of us have picked up with technological advancements.
What we should be doing is spending five to ten minutes with ourselves.
Give yourself that time, sit and be grateful for a new day and the opportunities it brings. With so many disasters we often face, we forget that life is not meant to be an ongoing struggle. A positive and grateful mindset can completely change the tone of your day.
Meditation and reflection are powerful. A period of meditative reflection can be a highly beneficial method with which to begin the day. It allows you to go through what lies ahead and plan effectively, providing clarity and increasing productivity. This can make all the difference between an okay day and a productive, gratifying day.
Mindfulness will additionally assist in building your confidence in going into a new day.
3. Get Moving And Be Active
Whether it be a few minutes of stretching or heading out for exercise, movement is a great way to wake the body up for the day.
Sleeping will leave the body stiff due to the prolonged period of stillness. By stretching first thing in the morning, your muscles get a good warm-up, and you can get your blood flowing properly. This will help you feel more energized and awake as well as giving you a positive mindset for the day ahead.
Morning exercise will also produce endorphins which will help you start off the day in a good mood. Not only that, but exercise helps with your focus assisting with mental clarity for the day ahead.
4. Eat A Balanced Breakfast
It’s important to ensure you are properly fueled for your day. It’s said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Scoff at that if you well, my friend, but it really does make a difference.
Start by drinking a glass of water, lemon water if you prefer. This will rehydrate you and help you wake up. It will also get your stomach ready for breakfast. Eat a reasonable breakfast.
So many people end up skipping breakfast and wonder why their energy disappears throughout the day. Breakfast is your daily energy Kickstarter, so make sure you do it right. Don’t skip breakfast!
Eating a healthy breakfast is another reason not to rush through your morning. Give yourself enough time to have a good breakfast without rushing through it or dashing out the door with your meal in hand. Eating too fast can lead to physically uncomfortable indigestion, and rushing through this routine creates a stressful environment.
If you have a family eat breakfast together, it allows for a time of togetherness and an unrushed period where plans for the day can be established for the household.
5. Embrace The Present
Many people use their mobile phones as their alarm. I get it. The phone is convenient and is a whiz at multi-tasking.
But if your goal is to develop healthy morning habits, remember this: When you switch the alarm off, put your phone down. Let it be. You have the whole day ahead of you, and starting it off staring at a screen can increase stress and tension, setting the tone for the entire day..
Immediately looking at your phone will also remove you from the present. Going through social media can take up time that should rather be spent preparing for your day. One second you will be looking at an app, and the next, you need to be at work in 10 mins.
Don’t put yourself in a position of stress, and don’t remove yourself from your own presence. Leave your phone alone.
If you have work items to deal with rather, ensure these are completed the night before. Leave your morning to prepare for the day ahead. You can deal with work when you get to work.
Getting an early start to the day might not be in your genes, my friend, but it can be a learned healthy habit.
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How you begin your morning can affect the rest of your day. Not all of us are morning people, but often this is because we don’t start the day off with the best of habits.
Just 5 healthy morning habits can change your life for the better and allow you to be a more present and authentic version of yourself.
For positive life changes, start the day by waking up gently. Allow yourself a period for meditation and reflection. Get your blood flowing with a bit of activity, be it stretching, yoga, or a run. Fuel up properly so that you have energy for the day ahead. And be present – stay away from your phone.
Why not give these actions a start now? They will help you be your better you!