4 Morning Routines - so Simple Even Your Kids Can Do It
How do you spend your morning, do you wake up all tired like you didn’t have enough sleep. Do you get out of the bed and the first thing you do is turn on the TV and lie on the couch. You should be having morning routines to start your day.
How you spend your mornings have a great effect on your whole day. Will it be stressful? Will you be happy to see another day?
Creating a morning routine for you is essential to a successful life. Waking up earlier than usual will give you ample time to focus on your goals and conquer the day with more energy, mindfulness and strength.
Do you have a routine or do you just follow the motions? Wake up, take breakfast and go to work. It’s that boring and monotonous, you need to change it and you know that.
Implementing some new routine in the morning won’t be easy because changing what you’ve been used to won’t happen overnight. You will have to do it every morning that is repetition to make it become ingrained into your mornings.
So let’s check out these routines one by one.
- Do Tremendous Exercise or Workout
According to The Straits Times, working out in the morning before your breakfast allows you to burn up to 20% more calories.
That time you are spending on the TV can easily be transformed into time that you can do some form of exercise from push-ups to jogging.
Just 150 minutes of weekly exercise (that’s 30 minutes every weekday) is more than sufficient to improve your productivity, mood, and general well-being.
If you are exercising exclusively for increased productivity, studies have shown that 2-3 moderately intense sessions of aerobic exercise each week will have the most dramatic impact on your ability to focus and concentrate, according to Knowledge for Men.
You are going to benefit from this exercise both physically and health wise.
Exercising may help prolong your life: people who engage in physical inactivity for 7 hours per week have a 40% lower chance of dying early than people who are active for less than 30 minutes a week according to MedicalNewsToday.
Don’t come up with the excuse of lack of time because we all have the same amount of time but others are doing some form of physical activity.
Your reasons for exercising aren’t enough to warrant you from not doing the exercise, for instance instead of driving to the market, take a walk. It will be healthy for you.
According to Mayo Clinic, physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. You may also feel better about your appearance and yourself when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem.
2. Do Thorough Meditation
Meditation is the act of giving your attention to only one thing, either as a religious activity or as a way of becoming calm and relaxed, according to Cambridge Dictionary.
Meditation is an amazing way to know yourself and it has proved that it has benefits for you. Everyone seems to do it from the most successful people to your family and friends. This is one of best morning routines to practice.
According to HerbalMind, celebrities who meditate include Jim Carrey, Michael Jordan, Howard stern, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs, Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) just to name a few.
The good thing is that you can do it from the comfort of your home with great apps and other resources available for that.
You don’t have to be an expert at it to start, it’s totally okay to make mistakes when starting out don’t put much thought into it. Just start and you’ll learn as you progress and grow.
According to Knowledge for Men, meditation is proven to help by lowering blood pressure, alleviate symptoms of insomnia, reduce depression and anxiety, reduce pain, and reduce symptoms of IBS and aid in smoking cessation.
3. Take a Terrific Shower or Bath
Your body is your asset that needs to be taken good care of. Shower every morning so that you can be better prepared for the whole day and also because you won’t stink from all the sweat from your morning exercise.
According to The Straits Times, after your morning workout, take a cold shower. It helps with recovery and avoiding depression.
Keep clean and be clean because you don’t need to be stinking the whole day. A no-brainer morning routines.
4. Listen to good happy music or podcast
In a study conducted by Northwestern University, 78 students were asked to listen to a two-minute instrumental piece twice. The first time they listened, the piece had a quiet bass line, and the second time, researchers turned up the bass.
After listening to the piece with heavy bass, participants said they felt more powerful, dominant and determined, according to Entrepreneur.
Put on some good music that makes you feel great and motivated for the day. The music is supposed to make you feel amazing not negative or scared.
If music isn’t your thing, listen to a podcast that you really love. It can be a comical podcast or one that talks about your best favourite things like travelling. Listen to a podcast with your favourite heroes too. Does this every morning to kick start your day?
A good routine will make have the results you want from your day. Do you want to feel less motivated and grumpy throughout the day then consider implementing a good morning routine? It will take some self-discipline for this to happen.
It’s totally worth the effort and you will be less about the day and able to cope with challenges better.
Have you implemented these morning routines? Do you know of any other routines that I haven’t mentioned?
Then do tell and share in the comments section below. I would love to hear what you have to say. Also share this with your friends and family, sharing is caring.