10 Easy Ways to Start Your Day off Right from 10 Easy Ways to Start Your Day off Right

10 Easy Ways to Start Your Day off Right

Waking up should be exciting, not dreadful; you should feel great and ready to conquer the day. Getting yourself in a morning routine will help you manage your time and leave you in a clear state of mind for the day ahead.

Pressing the “snooze” button, rushing around to get ready, and running out your front door in a hurry will only lead to a stressful and anxious morning.

There are many ways you can ensure a positive morning wakeup. Simply stretching, eating breakfast and meditating will gear you towards a more productive day.

Set your alarm clock earlier and trade in a few minutes of sleep to start your day off on the right foot.

1. Get Moving

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Wake up and get in a morning workout. Exercise increases your focus and productivity so you will be more focused when you reach the office. It will also boost your metabolism and increase your mood for the day ahead.

2. Drink Warm Lemon Water

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Get in the routine of drinking warm lemon water every morning. Lemon water helps your body eliminate waste products while aiding in the body’s digestive system. It detoxes your body, rejuvenates your skin, boosts your mood, cleanses your liver and helps relieve heart burn.

3. Meditate

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Start your day off right with meditation. It benefits your mind and body while also having a powerful effect on your health. Some benefits of meditation include increasing your self-awareness, rejuvenating you, helping with insomnia, improving concentration, reducing anxiety and lowering cholesterol.

4. Take a Multivitamin

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Before you leave the house, take a multivitamin. It’s almost impossible to consume all of the nutrients your body needs on a daily basis. That’s why multivitamin supplements are extremely important. It’s a healthy way to consume the nutrients and reap the benefits of whole foods. WebMD explains, “vitamin and mineral supplements can help prevent deficiencies that can contribute to chronic conditions.”

5. Eat a Healthy Breakfast

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Breakfast is known as the most important meal of the day, and for good reason. A healthy breakfast gives you energy and has been linked to many health benefits. Some of these include weight control, improved cognitive function and reduced risk of heart disease.

6. Get Some Natural Light

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Just letting in a little natural light in your bedroom will help wake you up and increase your mood. Studies have shown that natural lighting increases productivity, decreases stress and reduces fatigue.

7. Listen to Music

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While you are getting ready in the morning, or traveling to work put on your favorite tunes. Listening to music has been shown to help reduce stress, improve mood, relieve depression symptoms, improve cognitive performance and reduce anxiety.  

8. Stretch

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Stretching in the morning is just as important as exercise. It increases your blood circulation, helps your muscles recover from your workout, increases flexibility, reduces stress, improves digestion, soothes headaches and improves posture. *See More: 7 Benefits of Stretching.

9. Set Your Alarm the Night Before

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Get in the routine of setting an alarm before you go to bed. This will help you manage your time more efficiently. Plan your mornings from the time your alarm clock goes off to the time you walk out the door. Tip: Set your alarm to go off earlier so you never feel like you’re rushing out the door again. *See: 5 Ways to Prevent Procrastination

10. Avoid Checking Your Phone

We have all been guilty of doing this at some point or another. Checking your phone when you first wake up calls for distraction. You’re checking emails and responding to text messages when before you know it, you just lost valuable time and now you’re rushing to get ready and make it out the door on time.