A morning routine you won't want to say no to
For many, it can be challenging to get your day started. We have all been there, the dreaded alarm, dogs whining because you hit snooze too many times, kids saying just five more minutes and your bed is calling your name whispering all the sweet things that pull you closer. Maybe you had a late night with friends or work and the next day came way too fast only to repeat the previous day's routine. You crawl to the bathroom stumbling over dog toys, and clothes, and brain fog sets in while your to-do list is drowning your thoughts. If this sounds like your morning say no more! Believe it or not, there are a few simple steps that you can make a habit to jump-start your day and boost your energy. Starting your day with a positive attitude and a morning routine has been shown to increase success, happiness, and productivity. Best of all you don’t need to buy every gadget or spend hours you don’t have. Gift yourself a few extra minutes to show some self-love and self-care, you won’t regret it. So be your biggest cheerleader and let’s get started!
Drink a glass of room-temperature water.
During sleep, the body is busy working on repairing itself and strengthening immunity. Drinking water first thing in the morning rehydrates your body which aids in improving your mood and fatigue, boosts metabolism, helps to jumpstart mental performance, and best of all promotes glowing skin.
My favorite bonus tip: Place water in a copper cup with a lid and put it on a crystal charging plate on your nightstand just before you go to bed. When you wake up drink your crystal-charged cooper infused water! It’s as simple as that.
Meditation has amazing benefits and best of all it is free and you can take it anywhere! You don’t need to have fancy gadgets or shut your mind down to benefit from meditation, you just need you. Check out Meditation-Self Care to learn more about the benefits and easy ways to meditate.
My favorite bonus tip: Pick which meditation resonates with you and go for it! Don’t think meditation is for you? No problem, start off with just 5 minutes each morning and work your way up.
State your gratitude.
Yep, it is that easy! Say what you are grateful for. Gratitude decreases anxiety and depression while increasing immunity and mood and improves sleep. Make your day happier with your gratitude list!
My favorite bonus tip: State your gratitude list just before your meditation routine
Get moving with yoga and a brisk walk!
Yoga in the morning has many benefits from boosting focus and concentration to jump-starting your digestive system. Yoga is a gentle way to tell your body you love it. Morning yoga releases stress from the previous day, releases morning stiffness, and wakes up the body by increasing circulation and enhancing immunity. Here are 7 Poses You Should Try to get your yoga practice going.
Take a brisk 20-minute walk or longer if you like! Walking enhances mood, and circulation, and jumpstarts your metabolism to help it work properly throughout the day. Being outside first thing in the morning tells your body it is time to become balanced and stay balanced by aligning your body to its natural rhythm.
My favorite bonus tip: Start by thanking yourself for being you and listen to uplifting music on your walk.
Take a cool shower.
Cool morning showers wash away toxins, decrease stress, and increase immunity by stimulating the production of white blood cells, don’t forget to thank your body’s biological clock for this one, boosts energy, and many studies have shown in men it increases fertility by enhancing sperm production. Want an additional boost without extra steps in the shower? Add essential oil routinely to your shower. This can easily be done by using an organic body wash blended with rosemary and French lavender essential oils and infused with crystals and reiki healing.
My favorite bonus tip: Turn on your favorite playlist and rock out!
Reiki & Chakra Healer
Student of Ayurveda Medicine