We all know the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast right? Well, there’s a lot more to how we feel than the foods we eat. By consciously choosing how our morning unfolds we can set the tone for both our physical and mental well-being throughout the day.
Here are my 10 Morning Habits that will leave you feeling calm, energized and ready to flow through your day!
No phone/technology for at least 30 minutes.
This one is my first hack because it’s the most important. There is nothing worse for your mindset and energy than immediately scrolling Instagram when you first wake up. Right off the bat, you’re seeing what others are doing in their lives, their successes, opinions and highlight photos. This starts you off feeling less than and in comparison with others. So leave the phone alone!
I always leave a 500ml jar of water next to my bed the night before. First thing before I do anything else is to drink this entire jar. Your body has just gone (most likely) about 8 hours without water and will be feeling dehydrated.
5-10 minutes of quiet and deep breathing in the morning will have you blissed out and peaceful. And you don’t even have to get out of bed. Meditating in the morning keeps your mind calm and anxiety-free. Do your best not to follow your thoughts and your to-do list for the day. Give yourself a few minutes to just focus on breathing deeply in and out.
Set intentions and/or Gratitude journal.
Two options here, try one or both. Setting intentions or affirmations for how you desire to feel throughout your day. These can be anything from “My day flows with ease” to “I am powerful and productive today”. Journal out a few intentions and repeat them mentally to send these out to the Universe. Next is gratitude. Gratitude retrains your brain to think more optimistically. Try writing in your journal 3 things that you are most grateful for each morning.
Apple cider vinegar and lemon shooter.
Ah, this one takes some getting used to. But it’s worth it! Mix 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar with a squeeze of lemon and about 3-4 tbsp of water. And chug it down! This boosts your digestion, supports healthy weight and can seriously benefits your skin!
Eat a nutritious breakfast.
Eat something that gives you protein and healthy fats to provide the energy to keep you going strong! I love a smoothie or toast with almond butter and banana.
Take your vitamins!
Invest in a high quality supplement (here is the company I trust) and make sure to consistently take these every day. They cover any nutritional gaps in your diet, we just can’t get everything we need from food alone.
Oil pulling and tongue scraping.
Oral health is super important guys, I’m sure you’d all agree. Oil pulling is somewhat new to most people and can take some getting used to. But it can pull bacteria from your gums and help freshen breath. I recommend using about a tbsp of coconut oil for this. A tongue scraper (check out here) sounds gross, and honestly sometimes feels gross too, but it cleans your tongue and really helps freshen your breath and get rid of any bacteria that has collected overnight. Both of these should be done before brushing your teeth.
Wash your face.
If you’re like me and don’t shower every morning, it’s still super important to cleanse your skin. It’s also refreshing and really wakes you up! Did you know, it takes only 26 seconds for your skincare products to be absorbed into your bloodstream through your skin? So choose a skincare line that’s non-toxic and super good for your skin. I am in love with Celavive – which combines the best of both science and holistic practices – click here to learn more.
Whatever this looks like to you. A simple 15 minutes of stretching is going to benefit you far more than nothing at all. It could be yoga or a full on workout. Get your body moving. Get the blood flowing and your heart rate up. Movement will actually help you feel more energized throughout your entire day.
Try implementing a few of these (or all!) healthy hacks into your morning and feel the difference in your mindset and energy! Be sure to let me know what ones you try and what ones worked the best for you.