How you start your day can have a huge influence on how it will end. In fact, when it comes to having a productive, positive day, how you spend the first few minutes of every morning can be just as important as a good night’s sleep. What’s more are the longer term benefits you can gain from a daily practice of healthy starts. So we’ve done some digging on a few of the top ways to start to your day for some morning inspiration that will leave you feeling great.
Warm lemon water
Drinking a glass of warm water with lemon upon waking reportedly comes with a host of health benefits. Not only can it kick start your metabolism, it gives you a vitamin hit, helps you wake up faster, can rid you of any stinky morning breath, and reduce your hunger. Due to the acidic nature of the lemon juice, it’s best to wait at least 30 minutes before eating, drinking or brushing your teeth.
Stretch and meditate
When was the last time you had a good stretch or spent some time meditating? If it’s been a while, you might want to think about changing that. Meditation is a great way to clear the mind and help your mental clarity and spiritual well-being. Stretching helps wake up your muscles preparing for the day ahead. The best part is it doesn’t need to take hours - just a few minutes each morning can deliver major health benefits.
Set your goals
Life is busy. It can be easy to get caught up with the flow of each day and forget the small, big or important things you wanted to do for yourself. Daily goal setting can help you stay focused on, and achieve, what’s important to you at the time. Each morning, jot down the three most important things you want to tick off by the time you crawl into bed. It can be anything from remembering to stretch, to avoiding fast food, to getting to the gym. Once you get into the swing of setting goals, you’ll be onto achieving bigger and better things in no time!
Avoid screen time
Ok, we know this is easier said than done, but we live in a world where we’re enslaved to technology. After turning off your alarm each morning, avoid social media and emails and reserve 15 minutes of time, just for you. It can do you a world of good.
Greywing is all about a better tomorrow, so before you go to bed tonight, set your new morning routine. We promise you’ll notice the difference.