The morning sets the tone for the rest of your day. Ask any wellness expert their secret to a happy and healthy life; most of them will stress the importance of creating a morning routine. This will help you change the course of your entire day. You will have more energy, less stress and anxiety, more positivity, a higher self-esteem, better self-control and more mental clarity. We know your sleep is precious to you but getting up a half an hour earlier to focus on yourself will make such a world of difference.
Most of us wake up dehydrated leaving you with decreased energy levels. One of the easiest things you can do to improve your morning is keep a glass of water by your bed for when you wake up. Your body is detoxifying while you sleep so it is important to drink plenty of water from the moment you wake up to rehydrate and flush out toxins. Adding lemon to your water stimulates digestion, supports liver function, alkalizes your body, boosts immunity and it’s oh-so refreshing.
2. Take a moment
Before your mind is flooded with tasks to do throughout the day- take at least 5 minutes to quiet your mind and center yourself. Focus on your breathe and be aware of the present moment. Be patient with yourself! Keep your mind from drifting from one thought to the next is difficult. The important thing is to stick with it, focus on your breath and just try to be aware of the present moment.
3. “I am awesome!”
Start your day with a positive affirmation! This is one of the most powerful things you can do to set the wheels in motion for the day. Create a daily mantra for yourself. While you’re getting ready- take a moment, look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself something empowering like: “I am confident and can handle whatever today throws my way”, “I have unique strengths that no one else can offer” or “I look and feel damn good today!”
The morning is an optimal time to set your intentions for the day. Your mind is clear so taking the time to brainstorm goals and intentions is very effective. Write down new intentions, review old ideas or visualize your goals; use this sacred morning time to focus on the ideal life and how to manifest it.
5. Ask yourself one great question
Your brain is a fine piece of machinery and it loves to be put to work. Steer your brain in the right direction by asking it a an empowering question like “How can I be my happiest self?” or “What am I grateful for?” You will get creative and inspiring answers and you may even surprise yourself in the process.
6. Wake up grateful
Take a few minutes to appreciate your life and focus on what you have been blessed with today. Keep a gratitude journal is a powerful reinforcement tool and studies show there is a range of mental health benefits that come from recording positive events.
7. Get moving
A long run or an invigorating yoga sequence can release two happy chemicals, serotonin and dopamine which trigger feelings of well being and happiness! This will also get your blood flowing, release stiffness and fuels you with clean energy.
8. Don’t skip breakfast!
Breakfast sets the tone for your body’s digestion and metabolism. Keep your fridge stocked with fresh, organic cold-pressed juices and foods. This is a way to ensure you will always have a healthy grab-and-go breakfast!
Keep it simple and have fun with it. Find a routine that speaks to you- one that focuses you, motivates you and puts you in the right state of mind. Above all, listen to your body. If your body is saying, “Get up and go for a run” – then throw on your sneakers. Just remember to do one great thing for yourself every morning and remind yourself that today is going to be an awesome day.
What morning routine gets you stoked and ready to own the day? Share with us at @montaukjuicefactory #mjflife
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