Mornings seem to be the most hectic time of the day. It’s easy to oversleep, and the hungry people in your house need to be fed. You need to shower, change into clean work clothes, and take the kids to school. By the time you arrive at work, you’re tired out and in a bad mood.
That’s why it’s important to have a morning routine. You may have to get out of bed earlier to get everything done, but you’ll discover that you actually save more time, and feel better in the process.
You’ve been asleep all night without hydration, so drink a tall glass of water so you’re more energetic during the day. Water flushes out toxins and impurities. As an added bonus, water can raise your metabolic rate, which can help you lose weight. Add a wedge of lemon to detoxify the liver and maximize your enzyme production.
Eat a Healthy Breakfast
Eat slower digesting carbs to keep your blood sugars level. Nuts and seeds taste good, are easy to grab, and also provide needed protein. Try some new combinations. Spread peanut butter on whole wheat bread, or toast cheese on a corn tortilla. Oatmeal can be dressed up with fruit, and fills you up until lunchtime.
Sit down in a quiet place and take some deep breaths. Just focus on your breathing. Thoughts will pop up, but just let them go. After you get into a routine, you’ll get better at clearing your mind and improving your focus.
If you prefer, read something inspirational, pray, or listen to music.
Depending on your schedule, you can hit the gym for a workout, or if you’re crunched for time, simple stretches get your blood flowing, and kick your body into gear.
What is your morning routine?