Morning is the time that sets you up for a good day or a bad day. Therefore put some good habits into practice to start your day right. Here are 10 things that you can do in the morning to be successful.
1. Wake up Early before Sunrise
The rise of the sun is one of the greatest magic of nature. Catching the sunrise and feeling the fresh morning breeze while hearing the glorious sound of the chirping birds can bring promise of a fresh start of the day.
2. Look at Some Beautiful Sceneries
Looking at beautiful sceneries in the morning fills your mind with beauty. Once you jumped out of your bed, open the window and look at the scenery of sky and clouds. Let sunlight enter your room. Exposure to sun light at wake-up time helps reset your circadian rhythm.
If you have a garden, go on a walk for a few minutes and get close to the nature and greenery. Walking in Nature reduces anxiety, depression and negativity.
3. Drink a Glass of Water
Your body has been functioning without water for about 8 hours. Therefore, it is vital that you drink at least a glass of water as the first thing in the morning. It rehydrates your body and helps kick-start your metabolism.
Drinking a glass of warm water with lemon is even better since it helps your digestive system gets ready to intake meals.
4. Meditate for 10 Minutes
There is a spiritual influence and mysterious silence during the early morning hours. Therefore, creating a daily practice of meditation or prayer in the morning helps you to tame your mind, increase productivity, relieve stress and boost happiness.
You need not to spend lot of time for meditation, but just 10 to 15 minutes is absolutely enough when you do it in a daily routine. Take a deep breath, hold your breath for a few seconds, and then take a deep exhalation. Repeat this for a few minutes, and you will feel a big difference in you.
5. Write the TO-DOs for the Day
Planning the day is an important time-management tool to keep you on track throughout the day. So make a list of things you have got to do in the day. Rearrange the order of tasks according to the priority level. After creating the list, keep it with you and check off each task as you complete it.
6. Smile at Yourself in the Mirror for 30 Seconds
Smiling is a wonderful way of boosting your self-esteem and productivity. It is a kind of daily self-love exercise that relaxes the facial muscles and calms the nervous system. This improves your mood and gives you energy while reducing stress.
Therefore, starting your day with a smile is a best practice that gives you energy with which you can follow through on the rest of your day with confidence. Stand in front of a mirror and smile looking at yourself. Then, look into your eyes at the mirror confidently and say something positive about you. You can say things like, “I have confidence”, “I can achieve this” or even things like “I look beautiful/handsome today”, “I love myself”, etc. This practice helps you to build self-confidence.
7. Do Some Exercises
Morning is probably the ideal time to exercise. It wakes your muscles up and get them ready for the day ahead.
It doesn’t matter how long you do exercises. You can start doing it for just few minutes, and it will naturally expand on its own. You can also do yoga or take a walk instead of doing exercises.
8. Take a Shower
Taking a shower in the morning not only cleanses your body on the outside, but also functions as a tool to refresh your body and mind. It also improves your blood circulation and gives you a fresh feel to start your day.
9. Listen to Uplifting Music
Scientists have found that stress hormone levels, which can weaken the immune system, decreases after being exposed to uplifting dance music.
Therefore, listening to music in the morning can give your immune system a boost and sets you up with the right mindset to greet the day.
10. Eat a Smart Breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and so don’t be tempted to skip it. At the same time, a big breakfast is not recommended, even if it’s balanced and healthy.
Eat healthy breakfast foods like dairy, grains, and fruits which give your body the nutrients it needs to get your metabolism working for the day.