Waking up every morning with a smile and keeping a positive attitude are two of the best habits to start each day on the right foot. However, it may not always feel possible to get your morning going with energy and motivation, that’s why we’ve put together five healthy habits that will help you face the beginning of each day in a healthier and more positive way. Take some notes!
Wake up at a decent time
Waking up early, or at least at a reasonable time every morning, is a healthy habit. To calculate what a “reasonable time” is exactly, think about the time you would wake up for work or an event in the morning and subtract two hours. Most importantly, keep a routine and be consistent with certain times that are more or less regular. This will really help your body to get an everyday routine in place and above all, to clear your mind. As a final suggestion: Avoid using electronic devices like a mobile or tablet before going to sleep.
After having slept about 7 or 8 hours, the body needs hydration since it has been regenerating and purifying itself throughout the whole night and the first thing you should do is offer it the hydration it needs. Drinking a glass of water each morning is not only hydrating, but it also helps the body to continue purifying itself. To enhance your first drink of water in the morning, use these four tips to make sure that your glass is more beneficial than ever:
- Use a glass cup rather than plastic
- Heat the water just a bit but make sure the water is not warm
- Add a slice of lemon to the glass, which will help to clean out your body
- If desired, add just a touch of ginger root, due to its anti-inflammatory properties
Eat a nutritious breakfast
This step is a favourite for a lot of people, but still not everyone eats breakfast. Having breakfast, or “breaking your fast”, doesn’t have to be done in the same way nor at the same time for everyone. But, it is important to start your day with something to get your body going and energised when it asks for it, as well as enjoy it in the healthiest way possible. In that sense, it is recommended to avoid processed foods and other foods that have excess amounts of added sugar. Summary: Eat/drink breakfast at the time you choose, whether that be earlier or later, but try to make it as healthy and nutritious as possible.
Take time to plan out your day
It is also important to start the day off by organising and planning out your pending ideas and tasks. For that reason, it’s a healthy habit to write down what you want to accomplish throughout the day in a journal. The mind will have a clear and concise objective of what it needs to do and this will help you to stay better organised throughout the day or week. Likewise, the routine of listing out all of your pending tasks will make it so that, at the end of the day, you can feel like you’ve accomplished something, as you can see what you’ve done.
Air out your bedroom and make your bed
Taking care of the space where you work or study is important. One of the healthiest habits is keeping your room clean and organised by airing out your bedroom and making your bed each day. This way, you’ll feel as if the space where you are is in order which will ultimately give you a sense of inner peace, resulting in feeling better.