As the saying goes, “A good start is half the battle won”. Have you ever wondered how highly successful people are able to stay motivated and productive throughout the day?
A good morning routine can really set the productivity tone for the rest of the day. This is because routine allow us to stay focused and motivated.
Benefits of Having a Healthy Morning Routine
Adopting a healthy morning routine can provide us with many psychological benefits, which include:
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Higher energy levels
- Boosted productivity
- Enhanced focus
- Increased confidence
Follow these five quick and easy habits to start your morning on the right foot!
1. Start the day by drinking a glass of water
It is a well-known fact that keeping hydrated throughout the day is vital for good health. But did you know that the most important cup of water is the first one of the day?
After going several hours without a sip, drinking water rehydrates the body and stimulates the digestive system to help flush out waste accumulated during the night.
While having a glass of warm water as soon as you wake up does wonders for your body, consider drinking Fortune Delight® to further cleanse your system with natural antioxidants.
This “super tea” packs four times the concentration of antioxidants found in traditional green tea to balance and energize your body, without a sugar or caffeine crash.
2. Meditate for at least 15 minutes
It may be tempting to hit the snooze button to enjoy a few more minutes of sleep. Instead, try meditating as part of your morning routine once you get out of bed.
A daily meditation practice can increase mental performance, while keeping your mind in a relaxed state by lowering
cortisol production, our body’s main stress hormone.
And, if you meditate first thing in the morning, it can help boost focus as soon as you wake up, and possibly even keep stress levels down throughout the day.
3. Start a morning skincare routine
Adding a skincare regime to your morning routine enables you to prepare your skin for the day ahead and more importantly, lets you start the day feeling fresh. In addition, dirt and other impurities may accumulate on your skin when you sleep at night, so you need to wash it off in the morning.
Adopt a gentle yet effective skincare regimen with Sunrider’s Kandesn® Pure set. The Kandesn® Pure set offers powerful botanicals, with no added additives, artificial fragrances, harsh chemicals, parabens or animal by-products, for healthier, more radiant skin.
4. Kickstart your morning with a high-protein breakfast
Protein makes you feel satiated and gives you the energy you need to function, making it ideal for the first meal of the day.
Filling up on protein at breakfast, as a morning routine, may mean you eat less all day long and stabilizes blood sugar and insulin levels, giving you the focus and energy needed for the rest of the day.
According to nutrition experts, adults should consume 25 to 30 grams of protein for breakfast. To put things into perspective, this is equivalent to consuming 4 to 5 eggs in one meal!
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5. Write or review your daily to-do list
Planning your schedule in the morning is ideal to maintaining focus when it comes to achieving your daily goals. Before you get distracted by a slew of emails and meetings, take the opportunity to map out your game plan for the rest of your day.
Crafting your daily to-do list every morning is great for productivity too as it allows you to prioritize your tasks and reduce time needed for decision making.
In addition, it is recommended that you work on the highest priority or most demanding items on your list in the morning as you are likely to have the most energy during that time of the day.
Your Morning Routine Determines the Rest of Your Day
A solid morning routine is the foundation of self-care. Sticking to healthy morning habits over a long period of time can make it easier to prioritize your mental and physical health throughout the rest of the day.
The steps listed in this article are curated for those looking to kickstart their wellness journey. As you cement the above healthy habits, try adding on or changing your morning routine to find what works best for you.
After all, what sets a person up for a positive, productive, and successful day is unique to each individual!
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