Mornings are the best part of the day and they should not be rushed. You want to get your thoughts together, plan your day, and not sprint out the front door.
Here are 6 Ways to Start the Day Right.
1. Wake up early
Go to bed early and wake up early. I love getting up very early in the morning. For me this is the best time. I hate rushing. I like to take my time and gather my thoughts and have time to myself.
2. Drink warm water and lemon
Make yourself a large glass of fresh lemon juice and warm water. You can also add some turmeric if you wish.
This is like an internal shower and is very good for the liver. Have it 20 minutes before eating.
3. Deep breathing exercises
Deep breathing exercises are very beneficial especially if you live in a city and you are constantly challenged by a busy work schedule and stress. Cities are also very fast paced. This is why it is important to find time to yourself to distress and relax.
4. Have a green smoothie
Don’t grab a coffee and a pastry on your way to work. Instead opt for a healthier option that will give you more energy through out your busy morning.
Refined sugar gives you that quick burst of energy followed by a quick dip. You want to be mentally sharp for your meetings.
A green smoothie is a great way to load on vegetables and the beauty of a smoothie is that you can load it full of goodness.
Try adding chia seeds, spirulina, wheatgrass or maca powder.
In almost every post I stress the importance of exercise. It is so important for a healthy body and mind.
Daily movement prevents the onset of disease. As we age it is so important to exercise. It’s good for muscle mass which decreases as we get older and is good for bone strength.
Exercise releases endorphins which promote feelings of happiness. This is why it is best to work out in the morning so you not only get it over and done with but it will put you in a good mood for the rest of the day.
6. Skin brushing
The skin is the largest organ in the body and it is important to look after it.
Skin brushing removes dead skin cells, improves oxygenation and stimulates circulation. It also stimulates the lymphatic system which is essential in eliminating toxins.
The best time to skin brush is before you shower. Make sure the brush is dry and start from the feet moving upward in circular motions. In areas of the body where the skin is thinner like the chest apply less pressure.
I hope you find these 6 Ways to Start the Day Right very useful for planning a healthy and productive day.