Some say they are morning people and others dread their alarm going off and snooze it over and over again. Whether you bounce out of bed in the morning or lay there for a while scrolling your newsfeed to wake up properly, you might find these top tips helpful to flow right into you day with ease.
When we sleep our body is detoxifying itself and it’s just gone without water for hours. Having a glass of water not only helps to flush toxins away, it assists with waking you up. Instead of coffee being your first drink of the day, be sure to rehydrate first.
This is my favourite morning ritual. Before I do anything else, I like to sit and check in with my body, notice the thoughts in my mind and the way I’m feeling. This is called mindful meditation, if you’re interested to give it a go, I suggest trying it out an app such as Headspace, Calm or Insight Timer and finding what you like. Just make sure you’re sitting up to avoid falling back to sleep!
Phone on flight mode
Before getting stuck into the day’s news, scrolling your newsfeed or checking your emails – consciously make the first moments of your day your own. When you go to sleep at night, set your phone on flight mode and when you wake up, keep flight mode on even if it’s just for 10 minutes to set the tone of the day, to feel more calm and less reactive. I call this important me time!
Every morning when you wake up, write down 3-5 things you are genuinely grateful for. You see, we are negatively wired for survival, but there is SO much around us to appreciate. Once you start appreciating even the small things, your mind goes to work on finding more things to love! Practice this daily and you will be mind blown at just how many more things you can appreciate in your life right now.
Move your body
The sooner you get your body moving in the morning, the more awake you feel. You don’t even need to get out of bed! Try some simple side body stretches, outstretch your body long and why not throw in a down dog under the sheets! I love to start my day with Yoga or a walk outside. Remember, 5 minutes is better than no minutes, just move!
By eating food that is wholesome and nourishing, it will help to sustain your energy levels throughout the day and be less likely to seek out sweet treats later in the day. When you skip breakfast, we tend to be more likely to crave caffeine or sugar in the afternoon and lack the energy to get through your day.
Written by Julia Frances Wellness.
Julia is a lover of good food, nature adventures and home cooking! She’s a holistic Nutrition and Wellness coach, helping those who struggle with stress, low energy and overthinking to create daily habits to feel their best, healthiest selves. In other words, they have plenty of energy, feel chirpier, and love themselves (and their life) a whole lot more. Read more about her online coaching programs at juliafrances.co.nz – you can even book a free discovery session! Or follow her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/juliafranceswellness/