Mornings are so important, the way we start them sets a foundation for the productivity of the rest of our day. This is why establishing a morning routine is vital for our personal growth and spiritual development. It never hurts to adapt a routine to maximize your morning and create an effective launchpad into your day. Here is mine :):)
Get up early. I dare you to do it for a few weeks and you will feel the difference(in your mind, body and health). Our life is too precious to waste it in bed sleeping.You know you were meant for your own unique form of greatness. You know you can do more, have more and be more. You know that you can be bigger than you currently are so wake up early and make it happen!!!
Lemon water for your body is like oil for your car. It lubricates your internal system and is an excellent way to wake up your body. The first thing your body ingests sets your mood for the entire day. Water itself serves to stimulate the gastrointestinal track and peristalsis, meaning the muscle in the intestinal wall contracts and pulses to keep things flowing. The lemon engages the digestive system, which increases metabolism and prepares your digestion for coming meals. Lemon, although acidic outside your system, becomes a high alkalizing substance that’s high in minerals and vitamins which combats toxins and loosens ama in your digestive system.
Why people skip out on the most important (and yummiest) meal of the day is beyond me. A nutritious breakfast is one of the healthiest morning routines you can have! It will help you jump start your metabolism and provides you with the appropriate energy you need to get on with a busy day. If you’re trying to eat less, reduce your food intake near the end of the day when your digestion and metabolism naturally slows down.
The green part of your smoothie is what’s going to boost your morning energy levels. That’s because it will likely be spinach, kale, or some other leafy greens that provide phytonutrients, fiber, and minerals that your body turns into sustainable energy. Check back in with your body 30 minutes after drinking it and notice how much better you feel.
A simple 5-minute stretch in the morning will wake your muscles up and get them ready for the day ahead. Be sure to listening to what your body wants. Modify your stretches accordingly to be more in-tune with what your body needs.
Jumpstart your cells by doing a quick morning exercise. Anything will do to get your blood flowing. Jog, walk, dance, yoga, dust off that basketball, the options are endless. Than please don’t forget to MEDIATE, It’s the best thing ever!!
Nourish the soul is just as important as nourishing our physical body. The lack of human contact often contributes to feelings of anxiety and stress. Reach out to a friend or colleague in the morning by sending an email, a text, calling or simply talking with someone even a total stranger. Connecting to another physical being produces serotonin which combats stress and fuels creative and productive energy.
Simply saying, “I love you” causes a slight increase in adrenaline, epinephrine, norepinephrine pumping through your body. In effect, your heart beats quicker increasing blood flow and lowers your cortical levels. These three little words have the power to change a mood and provoke loving actions within yourself and those who you’re loving on.