Healthy Morning Rituals That Can Change Your Day

What you do in the morning can have a huge impact on the rest of your day. If you want to experience a better mood, better health, and even better energy levels, then it all relies on your morning health habits. Here are the best morning rituals to have when you wake up to set your day off to the right start:

Choose Gratitude

It can be so easy to get sucked up into the negative feelings of the day. Instead, start your morning off with happy and positive thoughts. Think and write down at least 5-10 things you are grateful for. They do not have to be complex or time-consuming. If you are grateful for a person, why not send them a quick text, email, or handwritten note to let them know how much you are grateful for them. This simple act only takes about five minutes, but it can really lift your mood and theirs too.

Write Down Your To-Do List

A good to-do list is the key to a productive day. However, it is important to know how to make an effective to-do list. Just writing out every task you can think of will not lead to a more productive day. Instead, it might actually backfire on you. Instead, make up your list of the top three critical to-dos, the next top three must-dos, the next three are would be nice to do, and the final three are things you can delegate to someone else. This allows you to see your to-do list in priorities, so that you do not do a “would be nice to do” item over a “critical” to-do list item.

Exercise

Exercising in the morning can help energize you for the rest of the day. Those who regularly exercise in the morning have been found to be more productive and creative. Plus, you will not have to think about working out after a stressful day at the office. Morning workouts do not have to be time consuming. Instead, try a 15-25 minute HIIT workout that will raise your heartbeat and make you sweat.

Hot Water with Lemon

The simple act of starting your day off to a glass of warm water with a slice of lemon can greatly impact your health. A glass of warm water with lemon gives your body a little vitamin C boost and helps balance your pH levels in your body. It can also help reduce pain and inflammation, as well as keep you regular.

There are so many healthy things that you can do in the morning that will change how the rest of your day plays out. Try implementing one new morning health habit each week.

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