Is the winter snow, 5 pm darkness, lockdown and work from home stressing you out? Why not try a morning routine to calm those nerves? Start your day off right and take some time out for yourself. You deserve it!
5 things to do every morning when you wake up – the perfect morning routine:
Make a cup of herbal tea
I personally like to mix ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, a pinch of grounded ginger powder into a cup of hot water. Then squeeze some fresh lemon into your hot drink. If you find the turmeric taste too strong and the lemon isn’t cutting out the taste enough for you add some honey. Be sure to mix the drink properly as it’s hard to mix turmeric powder into hot water. This healer of a drink is sure to get you started on your morning right.
Get some fresh air and sunlight
Take that hot drink and sit on your porch or balcony. The winter sun can be warmer than you think and that morning fresh air will always feel great.
What are you grateful for?
Take out your gratitude journal and write 10 things. 7 can be what you are grateful for from the day before or this morning. 3 can be things you want/wish for but have not achieved yet. Write as if you have already had those wishes come true. Use positive language for example instead of saying ‘I am grateful that my body is not hurting’ write ‘I am grateful for how relaxed my body is feeling.’ See the magic of gratitude work! Rewire your brain!
Stretch or Meditating
Put on either headspace audio (It is also on Netflix), YouTube video or be creative. Taking out just 5 minutes and doing a child pose can really change how you feel throughout the day. Start with a shorter time and build it up. Put on a candle or a diffuser to make the environment even more relaxing.
Adult colouring books have been the rage for a while now. If you have not tried colouring, it’s a must-do. Get a fun colouring book you can even get postcard colouring books. This will give you the additional perk of sending postcards to your friends you can’t see due to the pandemic. Pro-tip use colouring pens they make your colouring brighter. Make lines or scribbles, those even end up looking beautiful. It feels like meditation.
Wrap Up for morning routine
I have added these to my morning routine and let me tell you I feel de-stressed and calm throughout the day! My motivation to work has also increased.
Get start on your morning routine now!