I’ve written about my morning routine a few times, and my favorite morning rituals to improve your day. Obviously mornings are super important to me. Starting my day off on the right foot really helps me have a successful day overall. Doing a few things each morning can also help improve your level of health. If you’re not a morning person but want to be, try including these 5 things every morning to stay healthy.
Stretch // I stretch every morning. First I write in my journal, then I stretch while I read a book or catch up on social media or blog reading. Spending 5-10 minutes quietly stretching helps loosen up my body and gives me time to really focus on myself and how I’m feeling. Plus it just feels so darn good!
Drink a full glass of water // Preferably with lemon (or citrus essential oils) in it. I’ve also heard people say to drink a glass of warm water. Whether you choose warm, cold, with lemon or just plain, drinking water first thing in the morning helps bring your body out of the sleep state that it just spent 7+ hours in. It gets our digestive systems started and also helps rid our bodies of toxins that can build up overnight while we sleep.
Spend time in the quiet // This is my journaling time. Taking a few minutes to enjoy the quiet before you look at your phone, turn on the blaring lights and plow full steam into your day can help your body to better transition from sleep to awake.
Take vitamins // Most of my vitamins I take in the morning. If you take them at the same time every day it will become routine and you won’t forget. Vitamins and supplements are so important for our health, especially if we aren’t getting enough nutrition through our food.
Apply moisturizer with sunscreen // I can’t stress this enough (and I know I’m not alone), don’t leave home without sunscreen on your face, neck, arms, hands; any area that will be exposed to the sun, but especially your face and neck. Your face is the first thing people see and I love when people say I don’t look my age. It’s a huge compliment. I was a bathing beauty as a teenager and now I’m working hard to repair the damage I did to my skin. Always look for a moisturizer with at least an SPF 15, but preferably SPF 30.
It’s not a lot, but doing these few things every morning to stay healthy will really enhance your life.
What is something you do each morning to keep your body and mind healthy?