Updated: Feb 18
Think about it! How many hours has your body just gone without water? After going hours without water all your body needs is a couple sips to hydrate the body. adding lemon to a warm glass of water helps remove toxins from your digestive tract that may have built up overnight, provides a good source of vitamin C, freshens your breath, supports weight loss, and stimulates metabolism and digestion.
What kind of exercise is right for you? Keep it simple and easy; simple yoga routine, a brisk walk with your pet, a quick set of sit-ups and push-ups, or hitting the gym to work off last night’s meal, starting off your day with movement energizes the body and the mind. It doesn’t have to be complicated, long, or intense, but having some sort of physical activity in the morning will get your blood flowing and help quiet any mental chatter.
3) Make Your Bed & Lay in it
Starting your day with a simple task like this not only helps your mind, it also helps you get active. It may seem like a waste of time, unimportant, or unnecessary (you’re just going to use it again at night), but making your bed is a simple action you can take in the morning that makes you start your day feeling accomplished—and what better tone to set than a sense of pride and accomplishment? Getting home at the end of the day knowing your bed feels fresh and clean, keeping your bedroom clean will help you stay focused.
4) Stay OFF your Phone
Stay away! Don’t touch your phone first thing in the morning, if the blinding light wasn’t bad enough, the first thing you do when you wake up is check your smartphone for messages or work email. You are immediately cultivating a reactive mindset, instead of a proactive one, which will cause you to start your day in a defensive state, rather than a place of inner peace and control.
5) Eat a Healthy Breakfast
Yes, this again… but it’s important that
you eat. Just like the water your body has gone a long time without any food, all the energy you did have has been used to help repair your body overnight. When you make time to eat a healthy breakfast (lean proteins, healthy fats, and whole grains), you’ll have more energy throughout the day and a stronger ability to focus and concentrate.