Do you feel a pang of guilt when your neighbor jogs away at 5 in the morning as you watch from the comfort of your bed? There’s no need to wake up that early to make your day happy and productive.
Just be organized, cool and kickstart your day with these early morning routines that do not take long. If you follow it religiously we are sure you will notice a visible difference in your lifestyle and health.
Healthy Morning Habits for a Great Day
When we say early in the morning, there’s no need to be up at 4 AM. Rise and shine by 7 AM, to have a fresh start to your day. Do you know that waking up early ensures a better mental health and increased productivity?
Just try it once, and you wouldn’t regret!
This might sound trivial but we have our reasons for stating this. Renowned journalist Charles Duhigg, mentions in his book “The Power of Habit”, that when you make your bed it’s a “keystone habit” that can “spark chain reactions that help other good habits take hold.”
So it’s like this one disciplinary habit leads to chain reactions of others. Do give it a try!
You’ve heard this often, right? Here we stress again – A glass of warm water with the juice of lemon and a teaspoon of honey! This is what you need to pack a powerful punch and stimulate digestion, improve skin tone and boost your metabolic rates.
Besides, it’s said that this works wonders for weight loss!
Early morning exercises help you lose up to 400 calories. Besides losing weight, you also feel boosted the rest of the day. We Indians are blessed to belong to the land of Yoga, and early morning yoga is magical and healing. These are the benefits of early morning yoga.
- Pranayamam sets your breath for the day.
- It soothes your mental state.
- Better sleep habits
- Holistic health benefits
Another important part of Yoga, meditation helps you deal with stress and negative emotions, strengthens your immune system and boosts memory. And meditation doesn’t mean sitting in silence for hours!
Just sitting for 5 minutes to detach from thoughts running in your mind will have a profound impact on your day.
It’s extremely important to start on a fresh note! Watch some motivational talk or read something that would motivate you to give your best the entire day. You also get some me-time before the madness of the day begins. Even noted personalities like US President Barack Obama read something motivational to get them going the entire day.
Great inspirational books can be found on sites like Amazon and you can purchase the at lower prices as Amazon offers you discounts which you can avail using Amazon Coupon Codes.
Some of the books we recommend are “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Peale Vincent Norman and “Inspiring Thoughts” by Swami Vivekananda.
Spend a few minutes jotting down what you want to accomplish for the day. At the end of the day, this list helps you understand how productive your day was and how to make it better.
Besides it’s a good practice to visualize your day, how you would want it to be , as you commute. Making a habit of this strategy helps you stick to fulfilling your long and short term goals.