Listen to music: Music is healing, and it can make you smile inside and stir up warm memories.
Enjoy your food (and coffee): breakfast is your first meal of the day and provides you with the energy to complete your daily tasks. Enjoy your breakfast, savor every bite, and engage in mindful eating as you notice how the food looks, smells, and tastes with each bite.
Write down your daily goals: Spend a few minutes each morning writing down what you want to accomplish for the day.
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Anchor your daily routine by starting one morning chore: you have one less task to do at the end of the day. In addition, starting your morning with intention and purposeful acts can help motivate you throughout the day.
Express gratitude : Spend five minutes each morning expressing gratitude for the things you have in your life.
Connect with a loved one: Practicing kindness in the morning towards others can come back to you ten-fold throughout the day.
Exercise increases endorphins: Physical activity helps clear and settle the mind, and it also increases endorphins which elicit pleasure.
Silent stretching: Whether it is on your yoga mat or in your bed, spend five minutes in the morning stretching out your body.
Shower power: took an extra five minutes to enjoy your shower. Close your eyes, and you let the hot water wash over your body. Then, indulge in a good smelling, foaming body wash or scrub, sing, play music.
Allow Mother Nature into your morning: spending time in nature in the morning is a restorative power that can help you be ready for your day.
For many, it is hard to get out of bed and to enter into your daily routine. Sometimes throwing the covers over your head and snuggling up into a warm, soft bed seems much better than facing reality, but what if we all adopted a few five-minute morning routines that made getting out of bed an exciting start to our day?
Mornings are mostly spent on auto pilot mode, leading to each day being a routine affair. Mornings can be lived intentionally, and are fundamental in changing our days, years and entire lives.
A few tips to start your day intentionally and creatively, infusing life and divinity into your mornings.
You don't have to do something too intense, just get moving to energize your brain and body.
A regular 20 - 45-minute high-intensity exercise will trigger positive endorphins, spark your metabolism, and build your resilience.
Sleeping is one of the most important things that you need so that your body won't feel exhausted on a daily basis. Try to sleep about 7-8 hours on a daily basis consistently.
Sleeping too little or too much can be damaging to your body which can cause many complications such as: weight gain, lowered immunity, increased risk of diabetes and heart problems, and an increase in risk of accidents as well.
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