In this fast-paced world, it has become a norm to have that morning “rush.” From waking up to the sound of the alarm clock to speeding through brushing your teeth to running to catch the bus, life today seems to be always in a hurry. We often haste through everything that we even forget to enjoy breakfast (and in some cases, actually forgetting to have breakfast!).
What we do in the morning sets the tone for how we embrace the rest of the day. If you are calm and motivated in the morning, it will help you become less panicky in dealing with whatever things you have to take on. But how do you stay calm during the morning chaos, right? First of all, make sure your morning routine is not chaotic, here are ways to do it.
1. Wake up early.
Yep! As challenging as it may seem, waking up early comes with its own benefits. It gives you a kick-start for the day by giving you more hours to prepare and plan ahead. Early risers tend to be more energetic and quick in doing things and aren’t likely to drag themselves at every task. Moreover, waking up early reduces stress levels since it eliminates the need to rush early often stays with you throughout the day.
2. Do morning meditation.
You only need to commit at least two minutes of your day to do this. Find a quiet spot where you can sit comfortably. Follow your breath in through your nostrils, then into your throat, then into your lungs and belly. As you breathe out, follow your breath out. Meditation is believed to enhance activity in the area of your brain that's associated with positive emotions and experiences. Some studies suggest that meditation helps fight depression and anxiety and may improve pain tolerance.
3. Set an intention.
An integral part of shaping your money is setting your intention. What are the things that you want to accomplish for the day? If you have deadlines, take note of them but also try to incorporate fun things that you can actually enjoy, like choosing your favorite for lunch or walking in the park after an errand. Make sure to set goals that are manageable and enjoy the satisfaction of completing them. If you must, write them down in a journal or planner. Writing helps give you a better visualization of how you aim for it to look like.
4. Eat a healthy breakfast.
You may have already known this, but here’s another reminder that your first meal of the day is the most important meal of your day. Your breakfast is in charge of fueling your body in the morning and can provide you with that much-needed brainpower throughout your day. Mornings are a great opportunity to eat fresh. A fresh day calls for a fresh meal! So, throw in some berries to your oatmeal or add some veggies to your omelet!
5. Add in a green smoothie.
A 2017 study by the Center For Disease Control found that only one in 10 adults meet their daily recommended intake for fruits and vegetables. It could be challenging, sure. But it’s also something you should take seriously. The easiest way to get more fruits and veggies into your diet is prep some supergreen powder like the pHresh greens®. This power-packed option can be quickly added to water, juice, or your favorite smoothie and with just, one teaspoon, you already get 3-4 servings of raw greens.
The morning is a great time to get your blood flowing so whether you want to do morning yoga or a high-intensity workout, making it a habit to get your body moving a great idea. Exercising in the morning can help keep your metabolism working throughout the day to keep you more alert. As well, good sweating out contributes to a good night’s sleep.
It’s almost superficial to say that it is achievable to be in your best version every single day of the year. Some days it’s harder to get up from the bed, but some days, you get to sport that “Bring it on, new day” mood. These steps can somehow help you tackle your daily tasks with a better outlook. Because believe it or not, what you feed your body and mind will affect the way you react and embrace the brand new day ahead.