Healthy Morning Habits

Healthy Morning Habits

We are what we do

I want you to take a few minutes and think about your morning routine a.k.a habits. What do you do every, single, morning without fail?

Here’s what I do:

  • Wake up, take a few deep breaths, stretch a little, and then get out of bed.
  • Exercise for 10-15 minutes
  • Drink 1 12-oz glass of cold water with lemon
  • Make tea (usually oolong)
  • Do 1 pull up; Quick clean-up
  • Read my personal mission statement and set goals for the day
  • Wake up my kids
  • Make breakfast and lunch for my kids
  • Take my kids to school; listen to music and chat along the way.
  • Return home, climb the stairs 5 times, make myself breakfast

This all happens between 6:00 and 9:00 a.m. Monday – Friday.  The point is, I’ve implemented some healthy habits into my routine. It wasn’t always like this. And now I’m feeling a lot more energized!

Good Habits

Here are a few suggestions you could sneak into your daily routine:

  • Exercise. Nothing fancy. It could be dancing for a few minutes, hula hooping, or whatever. Just get moving for a few minutes to wake up your brain.
  • Drink 1 full glass of cold water. You’ve been sleeping a long time. Your body needs hydration!
  • Read, listen to, or watch something that inspires you. Keep it brief! Less than 2 minutes.
  • Eat breakfast. Your body needs protein in the morning, and throughout the day, to keep you going. You can eat eggs, meat, cheese, drink milk, a protein smoothie (that you make, not something purchased — too much sugar!), nuts — there are lots of sources for protein.
  • Meditate for 1-3 minutes before getting out of bed. This could be as simple as focusing on your breathing.
  • Stretch.

I’m sure that you have other ideas. Share them in the comments!

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