You may not believe it right now, but morning is the most important part of the day. The way you spend it defines your whole day, which means you need to carefully think of what things you want to do in the morning and what mood you want to create. If you often find yourself in a morning rush without the time to relax with a steamy cup of morning joe or camomile tea, this means you’re doing something wrong. Your whole day becomes rushed like that! Luckily, you can start changing things right now. Here are 10 fit girl’s morning rituals to start your day the best way possible.
Wake up early
It’s a general rule that the earlier you wake up, the better. Try waking up as close to the sunrise as possible as this is when all the nature wakes up, meaning this is the best time to do it. You will feel refreshed and energized to see the whole world come to life before you. You will also have lots of time to relax and start your day at a slow pace.
Wake up at the same time everyday
Waking up at the same time creates a routine that is necessary for your body to function normally. Of course, it would be ideal to wake up without an alarm clock, but if you can’t allow yourself such a relaxed rhythm of life, use the alarm clock, but do it wisely. Wake up with the first ring and try not fall asleep between numerous alarm clocks ringing. It will only drain your morning energy. The more you wake up at the same time, the easier the whole process will become!
Do a few exercises in bed
If you’re one of those people who really can’t get out of the bed at once, try doing a few exercises without getting up. There are a few yoga poses you can do right in bed if it’s too early to get onto the mat for you. Try the Child’s Pose (Balasana) to stretch your things and back, Happy Child’s Asana (Ananda Balasana) to relax spine and improve digestion, and Cat Pose (Marjaryasana) to stretch spine, neck, back, and stimulate the organs in your belly. Finish with a cross-legged asana with a straight spine. Breathe slowly to feel the beginning of a new day.
Drink hot water
Drinking hot water first thing in the morning has all kinds of benefits. It stimulates digestion, flushes out toxins, promotes weight loss, provides the necessary hydration you need in the morning, and has an overall cleansing effect on your body.
Open the window
Open the window and let in fresh morning air. It’s the most rejuvenating experience that immediately boosts up your energy levels and wakes up your whole body. If you do yoga, morning meditation, or simply like to drink a refreshing morning beverage – do it with a wide open window. You’ll be ready to face the day in no time!
Start your day with exercise
Half an hour of sweaty workout has amazing benefits for your mind, body, and soul. Do a full session of yoga, go out for a short run, do some exercises at home – the sweatier, the better! Do this on an empty stomach to give your metabolism a boost, as well as your digestive system. It’s the best way to start the day as it helps you burn calories faster and preps your body for food intake. You also get a splash of feel-good hormones that instantly improve your mood. You’ll want to do it every day!
Do a short meditation
It’s a scientific fact that meditation reduces stress and anxiety, while keeping your mind calm and relaxed in various situations. Whether it’s just five minutes or half an hour, try to incorporate a session of meditation into your morning routine to create a more balanced lifestyle. If you’re doing yoga, just finish it with meditation. Otherwise you can do it after shower when you are all clean and fresh.
Avoid gadgets for as long as you can
Gadgets are disturbing to both our body and psyche. It’s a generally good idea to avoid all kinds of screens for at least one hour after you wake up. Enjoy the world, the morning, the fresh air, and your lovely breakfast. Nothing bad will happen if you don’t check your email or social media the minute you wake up. You will have a calm and peaceful morning without all the news and hassle of other people’s lives that flow through social media.
Have a healthy breakfast
Your first food intake should be both yummy and nutritious. After all, this is the food that will keep you going for the most part of the day! Make sure it’s packed with all kinds of yummies, nuts, seeds, and other superfoods. If you like your breakfast sweet, you can make a special smoothie (add cocoa beans for extra nutrition) or a bowl of oats with honey and berries. If you want to have something salty, a delicious avocado toast with tomatoes would be perfect for you.
Enjoy a morning cup of coffee
There is still a lot of controversy going on around coffee, but if you do enjoy the taste and smell of it – go ahead and brew a steamy cup of joe to start the day. Coffee is packed with various nutrients as well as caffeine that can be good for you in small quantities. If you’re not a fan of coffee, then make yourself a cup of healthy green tea – it is a powerful antioxidant and will energize you for the day as well. Take your time and enjoy the drink, while planning the things you want to do next. It’s the most precious time of the day!