This whole process is a learning curve, but through experience lately, I’ve worked out a few ways to make sure that you kick your day off on the right note – from body technology to diet to sound vibrations and setting the intention for the day.
An energising morning routine can help you to get off on the right foot. It can mean that you start your day being and feeling your best, that way you get much more done with your time, your focus is there and that things seem to go your way for the rest of your day.
At least just before you go to sleep, you can set an intention for the morning. to A simple list of tasks for the day ahead can give your focus and purpose. It can help you to manage your time, whether you are working, studying for Aston’s business degree or anything else.
Planning your day the night before means that you can get going as soon as you wake up the next day. You know what you need to do, and don’t need to waste any time thinking about it.
Many of us are guilty of staying in bed for as long as we can get away with it. We hit the snooze button and try to squeeze in ten minutes more sleep. Starting the day like this is alright occasionally, and we all need to catch up on some sleep sometimes. But, day to day, and certainly when you’ve got a lot on, you should try to get up as soon as the alarm hits. Get out of bed straight away – an energetic move, leaving yourself plenty of time to get ready and practise a little self-care without having to rush.
Have a Glass of Water
Water is life. It can be tempting to reach for the coffee as soon as you wake up (but don’t – herbal teas are the one), but a cool and refreshing glass of water can be a better start. It’ll wake you up and help you to rehydrate after a good night’s sleep, filling your body with energy and vitality.
(Don’t) Skip Breakfast
Depending on where you are at in terms of functionality and working towards health goals. Breakfast is either a necessity or not required at all. I have been intermittent fasting, and so usually just drink tea and water in the morning and then have some vegetables when I get hungry. Eating the right first meal can help you to start your day feeling energetic and alert, so I usually suggest vegetables lightly cooked in oil. It can help you to concentrate and work productively.
A smoothie, filled with protein in the form of oats and plenty of fruit can be a great start if you are in a hurry and want to consume in the morning because your body tells you it needs to.
Exercise is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle, and getting it out of the way early in the morning is a fantastic idea. It can boost your circulation and your mood. It can give you a wonderful sense of achievement and help to wake your body up. Even walking to work, or practising a quick yoga routine as soon as you get out of bed can have many positive effects on your day. I like starting with some fast paced kundalini yoga exercises which really open your heart and channels and a lot can be completed in the space of ten minutes. It’s quantum.
Contributed post, edited by Nik