January can be a tricky month to get back on track after a December filled with festive events.
The best place to start when setting resolutions or goals for the new year is with an updated morning routine that will set the tone for the year ahead. Here are some suggestions to help you get the most out of your mornings.
Let’s start with stillness.
You can transform your life by incorporating meditation into your daily routine.
Meditation requires dedication and patience, as it is hard to control one’s thoughts and slow down. Greater awareness facilitates emotional balance and improves general well being. Morning meditation can help you become more aware, appreciate great situations, and empower yourself.
Do away with the alarm clock.
Many of us rely on traditional alarm clocks to wake us in the morning, but maybe it’s time to update your technology.
A sunrise alarm clock is one way to cope with the fact that most of us no longer sleep and wake as per our normal sleep patterns. The clock simulates gradual sunrises and sunsets, which helps you wake up naturally.
Take a shower.
Do you wake up groggy and sleepy? A shower will make you feel better.
A morning shower not only jump-starts your day, but scientists say they are also healthier for you due to some surprising health benefits. Morning showers can improve blood circulation, reduce stress, and increase immunity.
Having a glass of water shortly after waking up has many health benefits.
Staying hydrated promotes healthy skin, a healthy metabolism, and a healthy energy level. Drinking water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach also provides a boost of energy, a clearer complexion, and a great way to flush toxins out of your system.”
Preparation is key.
You can ease the morning rush a lot by organizing as much as you can the night before.
Taking too many decisions first thing in the morning can slow you down and exhaust your brain throughout the rest of the day. It’s much easier to enjoy the most productive morning possible if you eliminate decision-making during the morning.
Put the phone down now.
Almost everyone is guilty of checking their email and social media apps as soon as they wake up. Scrolling endlessly can be distracting, even though it’s tempting.
The creative part of your brain is most active in the morning, so take advantage of this time and create the conditions you desire for your life. Spend time with your family, exercise, or even make a cup of coffee mindfully. These are less stimulating – but more helpful – tasks for your brain.