What you do and think first thing in the morning can set the tone for the rest of your day. Setting a mindful morning routine that works for you and helps you get in a positive mind set for the day can be very beneficial. Here are some tips for waking up with ease and energy!
- Wake up earlier. Going to sleep earlier and waking up earlier can help give you more time to prepare for the day in the morning so you don’t feel as rushed to get to work or school. The morning can be a very quiet and peaceful time of the day
- Exercise. Getting in some morning movement helps to energize the body and get the blood flowing. Start the day with some basic stretching or a quick walk!
- Breakfast. Try to have breakfast within two hours of waking and include lots of proteins and carbohydrates for quick energy and to feel full longer!
- Set an intention for the day. Pick one word or phrase that you would like to focus on throughout your day. It could be something like “I will try to practice my listening skills today” or “I will practice gratitude and appreciation today.” It helps to keep your mind clear and focused and gives you a purpose for everything you do that day.
Not everyone is a morning person, and that’s okay. But practicing a mindful morning routine can help to give you a clear and stress free start to your day that hopefully will follow you until bedtime!