The morning rituals you should NEVER skip.
Whether you wake up feeling like a bear coming out of hibernation or your eyes pop open with the sun and you're ready to tackle the day, there are some things that the healthiest people do before 10 AM, which are proven to get your day started in the best possible way.
Here are just 10 of them.
1. They drink a glass of water as soon as they wake up.
Drinking water as soon as you wake up rehydrates your body after sleeping, starts up your digestive system, and just generally gets things flowing. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice or apple cider vinegar if you really want to get up the effects.
2. They don't check their phone as soon as their eyes open.
Reading all of your emails, checking the news and all of your social media will clutter your mind first thing in the morning. Wait at least one hour before you get in some screen time to optimize your brain, which will make you more clear and focused.
3. They're grateful.
Focusing on gratitude sets the stage for positivity throughout the day. Spend 10 breaths thinking about all of the good stuff in your life, and it'll be much harder for the negative thoughts to enter and take over.
4. They move their body or exercise.
Whether it's stretching, dancing, or doing a vigorous workout, getting your body moving early in the morning will energize you for the rest of the day.
5. They decide on ONE important thing for the day.
Tim Ferriss, author of The New York Times best-selling book The 4-Hour Workweek, says to decide on the one most important thing you want to accomplish during the day, and preferably, make sure you tackle it first.
6. They eat a healthy breakfast.
A healthy breakfast will jumpstart your metabolism and gives you the right energy to dominate the day.
7. They scrape their tongue.
Yes, you read that right. Scraping your tongue upon waking helps get rid of morning breath and is in line with the rejuvenation process your body needs to make the transition from sleep to wakefulness. It also removes the film that's on your tongue, which allows you to taste your healthy breakfast better.
8. They listen to their favorite music or audiobook.
Listening to your favorite music or an uplifting, inspiration audiobook is another great way to set your day up for success. Adjust the type/tempo of your songs or audiobook based on the kind of day you want to have.
9. They dry brush their body.
10. They smile at themselves in the mirror for 30 seconds.
This exercise inspires positive mental attitude and is an excellent self-esteem booster. Watch as a happy you is reflected in the mirror with a look of determination that you'll get through your day and accomplish all of your goals.