Updated: Sep 5, 2020
Starting your day off right now only create a good day but it's a healthy habit that impacts us more than we realize. Have you ever noticed when your morning starts in a frenzy—snoozing your alarm, skipping breakfast, and rushing yourself out the door—the rest of your day seems to reflect that mood of chaos as well? The tone of your morning will determine the tone of your day, so it’s time to start making your morning a priority if you don't already do.
So the first tip is, not hitting snooze on your alarm. Keep your phone or alarm out of reach will force you to get out of bed to turn int off. Even though this may not sound fun to do when you wake up, but let's face it, any help we can get to help us out of bed is better than none.
Tip 2, let the light in. Not only does it feel refreshing and good, getting those sun signals to your brain will help your body wake up all on its own.
Tip 3, stay unplugged. It's important to not be looking at messages, email or social media first thing in the morning. You are immediately cultivating a reactive mindset, instead of a proactive one, which will cause you to start your day in a defensive state, rather than a place of inner peace and control.
Tip 4, hydrate! Drinking 25% of your total water intake of the day is imperative to hydrate your body. The Ayurvedic technique of adding lemon to a warm glass of water helps remove toxins from your digestive tract that may have built up overnight, provides a good source of vitamin C, freshens your breath, supports weight loss, and stimulates metabolism and digestion.
Tip 5, make your bed. Tim Ferriss, author and podcast host (The Tim Ferriss Show) has interviewed more than a hundred highly successful people with diverse backgrounds and skillsets, and in a variety of industries. He always asks, “What’s your morning routine?” Collectively many have said, making there bed.
It may seem like a waste of time, unimportant, or unnecessary (you’re just going to use it again at night), but making your bed is a simple action you can take in the morning that makes you start your day feeling accomplished—and what better tone to set than a sense of pride and accomplishment? Taking charge and completing simple tasks will give you the foundation to take on more and more throughout the day.