You may have heard before that the morning is the most important time of the day.
And for good reason.
It sets the tone for the rest of the day to come… Make it a great morning, and surely that momentum will continue.
On the flip, however, a scattered morning can lead to a scattered day… and I’m sure we’ve all experienced that from time to time.
Fortunately, there a few things that almost all healthy individuals do every morning to start the day off strong.
Apply these 7 habits into your life, and you could make every morning an amazing one.
1. Get out of bed immediately
Sometimes the battle of mind and body can feel like the ultimate test of will… Trust me, I get it. The moment the alarm goes off my initial instinct is to always hit that snooze button.
But keep in mind that lifestyle is made up of “mini-commitments” and simply by hitting the snooze button, you’re actually communicating to your subconscious that it’s okay to put off priorities.
So, get out of bed the moment you hear the alarm. This way your body can be up and running before your mind has a chance to say “5 more minutes”.
My most productive days are always the ones where I get up immediately.
2. Drink a glass of water
This one is huge, and if you’re not already doing it, I suggest starting right away.
Drinking water right when you wake up helps your body rejuvenate, rehydrate, and revives the digestive system. And we all know how crucial rest and recovery is in seeing results after working out.
By doing this you’ll start to notice things like clearer skin, more energy, and better digestion in no time!
3. Avoid your smartphone for at least an hour
If you’re anything like me, checking your smartphone the moment you wake up is no uncommon thing…
But how many times have you found yourself in a downward spiral of email, social media, and internet surfing, where before you know it you’ve been pulled in to the black hole of time and energy.
Try to avoid your smartphone for at least an hour after you wake up. You’ll notice a serious increase in attention and focus as a result.
Not too mention all that FOMO (fear of missing out) that you’ll no longer need to deal with!
4. Make your bed
This one is similar to the getting up immediately. The idea is that by making your bed you’ve already started your day with a series of gradually increasing accomplishments.
That feeling of accomplishment will raise your overall confidence in facing challenges the day may bring.
This makes larger tasks seem a lot less difficult as you’ve already established some momentum to carry you throughout the day!
Often times I hear things like “I want to start meditating but have no idea how…”
The good news is, meditation doesn’t require simply sitting under a tree with your legs folded for an hour, chanting mantras and reciting affirmations…
Actually, it can be as simple as thinking of all the people and things you are grateful for in your life, and just saying “thank you”.
You’ll soon find that it’s very difficult to be angry, stressed, or anxious, well at the same time experiencing feelings of gratitude.
And by doing this for 5-10 minutes in the morning, you’re actually heightening your overall focus and clarity, making you more attentive and productive throughout the day!
Okay, this one is a no-brainer… but are you doing it?
A quick morning workout doesn’t have to consist of rigorous weight lifting or intense cardio.
In fact, just by spending a few solid minutes stretching before breakfast, you’re not only getting the blood flowing but also increasing the metabolism!
This makes for a great way to kickstart the day and fill you with tons of energy.
7. Prepare a healthy breakfast
Remember that old phrase “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”?
Well, It’s true! and it’s key to providing you with the energy you need to take on the day ahead.
But don’t be so concerned with putting food in your belly that you lose focus on exactly what that food consists of.
It’s equally important that what you’re eating in the morning is nutritious and filled with protein, such as smoothies, eggs or oats.
A healthy breakfast can take minutes to prepare and have a have a huge impact on your overall livelihood.
*Incorporate these habits into your daily routine, and you’ll find that every day can be an “on” day.
Sometimes all it requires is setting yourself up for success, in order to pull success towards you