The morning is a critical time that can set the tone for the entire day — and your short- and long-term health.
Here are 9 things that will get you having a good & productive day ahead.
1. MAKE A PLAN
One of the most important things to make your day great actually happens before you go to sleep the previous day.
Make a plan. It doesn’t need to be a minute-by-minute itinerary, but it should map out the major tasks or things you want to accomplish the next day — and how you want to spend the first few hours of the day.
Get out the clothes you’ll wear and make sure you have your breakfast recipe ready to make a healthy breakfast.This helps to plan the small things that might slow you down – avoiding “decision fatigue,”
2. AVOID LOW QUALITY SLEEP.
Giving yourself a few extra minutes of sleep may seem like listening to your body, but in the long run you’re probably doing more harm than good. That’s because those 10 extra minutes of sleep tend to be low-quality, light sleep since it’s not long enough for your body to make it through another sleep cycle (which tends to take around 90 minutes).
3. HAVE SOME WATER
Add lemon, ice or cucumber — or just drink it straight up. We get dehydrated overnight. A glass or two of H2O first thing helps replenish your body’s hydration stores. It also starts your metabolism on the right foot.
Quieting the brain is a time-honored way to be more creative, more contemplative and more in touch with one self.Some people might not necessarily feel an energy boost from meditating, but because it helps us to think more effectively and efficiently, it should make for a much more productive day.
Muster the energy to start sweating first thing and it will reward you. Exercise releases endorphins which acts like the body’s own painkillers— it helps minimize pain and discomfort and increase wellbeing.It also reduce stress hormones helping you to start your day on the right foot.
6. GET SOME MORNING SUN
Want to make that early workout work even harder for you? Do it outside in the sun. Getting sunlight first thing in the morning tells your body clock it’s time to start the day.
According to chronobiology researches,it shows that light is what triggers the body to stop producing melatonin, the hormone that tells the body to sleep, and be more alert.Not being exposed to enough natural light throughout the day can trigger mood problems like depression and low energy.
7. MAKE COFFEE
If a cup of java or tea ,starts your morning on the right foot, have your caffeine in the morning. There’s a lot of data to show it really does help most people feel more alert and less groggy.
8. EAT BREAKFAST
Food is where your body gets energy — so it makes sense that starting your day with food is one of the most energizing things you can do. Our metabolism works better earlier in the day.
This means that the body is better able to turn the calories you eat into energy that you can use in the morning.
9. SPEND TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Set up a run date with a friend. Take the time to eat breakfast with your family. Call someone who makes you smile while you’re getting ready or walking to the office. Being with people you like and love can serve up a big boost to our mood and energy levels.
The truth is there is more than enough love, creative ideas, power, joy, happiness to go around 😘 😘