We’re all guilty of hitting that snooze button and dragging ourselves out of bed at the last minute. However, how you start your morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. So, you can either start your day feeling frazzled or you can begin to incorporate some good morning habits for a better day and overall healthier lifestyle.
Wake Up Early
The early bird gets the worm, or in other words, early risers reap many benefits.
– You’re able to go through your morning routine in a calm and leisurely manner, instead of feeling rushed.
– You have more time for introspection and getting yourself in the right frame of mind.
– You can get an early start on your goals, such as getting daily exercise in.
Set some soothing ambiance. Ambient noise is proven to increase creativity and productivity. However, don’t turn it on too loud, you don’t want to end up waking up everyone else in your house.
Stretch It Out
This routine shouldn’t only be done before or after a workout. Stretching when you wake up in the morning will help loosen your muscles, increase blood flow, and lower your stress levels. Take ten minutes to do a few yoga poses and become connected with your mind, body, and breath in preparation for your busy day.
Eat a Healthy Breakfast
Breakfast is known as the most important meal of the day. Eating breakfast is proven to improve your concentration, give you energy, help with weight loss, and boost your metabolism. So start your day off with a healthy (and tooth-friendly) meal, and you will get the drive you need for your day ahead.
Brush Your Teeth
Most people think they should brush their teeth after having breakfast. However, it’s healthier to brush your teeth as soon as you wake up. Plaque, a film of bacteria, builds in your mouth while you sleep. In addition to brushing and flossing your teeth, you should also scrape your tongue. This process helps with fresh breath, boosts your immunity, and provides healthier gums.