Try these five morning rituals when you wake up. They’ll set the tone for your day and leave you feeling more energized and productive.
1) Turn Onto Your Self, Not Your Phone
There’s no quicker way to turn off happiness than turning on your phone when you first get up, but that’s exactly what 4 out of 5 smartphone users do. To avoid the temptation of using your phone when you first get up, commit to keeping it away from your bedside. Give yourself a few minutes to acclimate to being awake by breathing deeply and practicing affirmations.
2) Replenish Your Body with Lemon Water
This may seem like an insignificant form of self-care, but actively taking part of healthy behaviors has been shown to improve self-esteem and drinking a large glass of lemon water is a simple way to do this.
The other health benefits of lemon water? Along with immune boosting Vitamin C, lemon contains heart healthy flavonoids and soluble fiber (when the pulp is used). The fruit’s acidity levels have also been shown to prevent the formation of kidney stones and make it easier for the body to absorb iron from plant-based foods.
3) Go Outside
You already know that exercise, especially in the early morning, is a good thing. But even if you can’t spare the time for an hour run, going outside for a short period still holds plenty of health benefits. Researchers have found that being in nature promotes mental flexibility, creativity and problem solving. It’s also a great way to get Vitamin D which increases productivity.
Try taking a leisurely stroll around your block before getting ready for work. Even sitting outside for as little as five minutes is enough to boost your mood.
4) Get Inspired
Instead of seeking motivation, search for inspiration. Unlike motivation, which is driven by the intent to achieve a specific outcome (ex: I’m motivated to go to work so I can pay my rent), inspiration is a more transcendent and spiritual experience.
How do we find it? Podcasts, journaling, and listening to music are our favorite ways to find inspiration.
5) Map A Daily Plan Instead Of A Basic To-Do List
Although making lists can ease confusion in the day, instead of simply jotting down what you need to get done, experts suggest mapping out a plan that includes your goal and how, when, and where you plan to accomplish it. Be as detailed as possible, prioritizing the most important tasks first. Build your life plan through daily actions.
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