Operation: Morning Person

We get it — screeching alarm clocks, stiff joints and the day’s daunting tasks don’t exactly make you want to rise and shine.

In fact, the way you wake up sets the tone for the rest of your day. Having a healthy morning routine not only creates structure and reduces stress, but also ensures your mind and body are prepared to face whatever the day brings.

Morning routines should include three key focuses: the mind, the body and the spirit.

THE MIND

Start the morning by waking up 30 to 45 minutes earlier than usual. Take time to mentally plan your day or even write it down in a planner or journal. Set an amount of time to stay away from your phone or other tech devices in the morning after you awaken. To fill this time, you could engage your mind with a book, inspiring quotes or a physical newspaper.

THE BODY

Exercise is a great way to wake up the body. Yoga or a short walk can help slowly rejuvenate the body and the mind. Even just a few simple stretches can get things flowing. Drinking two to three glasses of water in the morning will rehydrate you after a good night’s sleep. If you need a hot beverage in the morning, try hot water and lemon. The lemon can aid in digestion and wake your senses. If green is your thing, morning green juice is an antioxidant-rich option.

THE SPIRIT

Meditate on what you want your day to be like—your daily goals, the energy you wish to release into the universe, what you want to accomplish. This practice can help you get moving in the morning and provide focus throughout the day.

Start your day off right with a new morning routine today!

Content by Lockton Dunning Benefits with info from https://habitsbuzz.com/how-create-morning-routine/.