“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” – Benjamin Franklin
Building a healthy lifestyle is an important practice these days. Waking up on time can give an hour or three of extra time for focus and creativity. In this fast growing world, pressure from school, work or any other source can make life extremely stressful. Being mindful of the diet, physical activity and stress levels allows you to balance all aspects of life efficiently and might also increase the lifespan. Also, it is necessary for an individual to spend the day at one’s own pace and not struggle to complete each day. The between waking up and going out is only yours and if you pay it right, your day can be excellent.
Following are the 9-morning habits that can make you feel happy, energized and well prepared to face the challenges of the day:
1. Get Out Of The Bed As Soon As You Wake Up
If a person wants to be at their most productive self, one must change his habit.
Getting out of the bed at the earliest is a great way to start off the day with a lot of energy.
2. Get Hydrated
Though we do not practice any physical activity while in bed but out body still carries out functions like repair, digestion, and breathing. These functions make body thirsty thus it becomes essential to consume at least two full glasses of water before doing anything else after waking up in the morning.
Since 75% of our body is made up of water, it is important to keep if hydrated with a fresh intake of water. It is not only beneficial for our overall well-being, but it could also lead to several short and long-term consequences.
3. Think Positive
Positive thinking is an emotional attitude that focuses on the bright side of life and expects positive results. It is not a concept that everybody believes and follows.
A person with positive thinking anticipates happiness, success, and health, and believes that he can overcome any difficulty.
4. Stretch Those Limbs
Another best way to start a day healthily is to take a moment to ground your thoughts by stretching. Performing this activity after a hot shower is optimal.
If a person is doing it right out of bed, one must make sure he does it more gently. After 6 to 8 hours of no physical activity, it becomes essential for the body to perform some exercises such as pushups, jumping jacks, and sit-ups. Stretching can make a person feel fresh both physically and mentally.
5. Feed Your Body
Eating right food can give you energy and prevent you from overeating during the rest of the day. Healthy breakfast helps to start the metabolism and burn calories throughout the day. A person can consume some vitamins and nutrients like dairy, grains, and fruits.
Many people skip their morning meal as they have to rush out for work. Not taking breakfast in the morning is a mistake. Our body needs food to function long before lunchtime.
6. Gain Some Knowledge
Reading the newspaper in the morning can provide a great sense of education information about politics, entertainment, economy, sports and various other fields. This habit will not only enhance the knowledge but also improve English skills and vocabulary.
Morning is the best time to enrich our mind with wise thoughts before it becomes occupied with other ideas as our mind us calm in the morning.
7. Plan Your Day
A person must have a clarity of what he has today on any given day. One must plan the day in the morning. This practice will enhance the overall productivity of the day.
Giving oneself a basic framework for a day, one can pack his day with useful work that adds value to the life. It’s not rigid, and one can adjust the day depending on the liking.
8. Be Grateful
One should always remember that no matter how bad the situation may be, there are tons of things to be grateful.
Sometimes it’s easy to feel bad when you are going through a tough time. Choose to start your day by counting your blessings and thanking everyone that has helped you.
A smile may not take a lot but can cause the brain to release a chemical called oxytocin also known as happy hormone. A smile is a positive thing to start a day. Take a new day with a smile can make you live your day to the fullest, positive and expect only beautiful things to happen.
Starting a day with a smile can make you happy and optimistic, and this will further focus on what you have.
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