Being heard from many successful people that their morning ritual plays a vital role in the path of their success. Not all of us are morning persons but whoever we are, what we do when we wake up sets the tone for the rest of the day. To keep your body healthy and your mind calm and happy doing these things help you in the long run.
Drink Water: After 7-8 hours of sleep your body might be dehydrated, so drinking lots of water in the morning is beneficial for you. And also it flushes your system’s toxins out that can leave you feeling less hungry and keep headaches away. It helps to keep your digestive system healthy and functioning well.
Pray/Meditate: “Gratitude is the mother of all virtues”. The important aspect of Prayer or meditation is the ability to feel gratitude. Being thankful for the things in your life brings a rush of positivity in your life, and this positivity isn’t fleeting. When we consciously feel grateful for something, happiness remains throughout the day.
Stand Outside: Step outside it can be just a minute, it can fill your body with newness and energy. Breathing the fresh morning air fills our lung and reminds us that we are alive and thriving. Doing this during winter might be difficult but still getting out and breathing the fresh air for a few seconds can start your day right.
Get Moving: In the morning, move your body around as much as you can. Be it exercising, doing yoga or just doing jumping jacks next to your bed. This gets your blood flowing and removes the lethargy and grogginess that come with waking up. Physical activities like exercise is a key for a day filled with energy and vigor, keep your heart and brain healthy, and keep you happy because of the “feel good” chemicals they release.
Take A Cold Shower: Did you know that having a cold shower have shown to treat symptoms of depression better than prescription medication? The cold water not only stimulate the release of mood-boosting endorphins, but it also activates sensory nerves leading to the brain. Thus making you feel happy. And it also depends on the season, since cold water not advisable during the winter season. However, take it up whenever you have a chance to indulge in the benefits that a cold shower can give you.
Eat A Full Breakfast: Having a healthy and full breakfast reduces the discomfort of feeling hungry all through the day and also keeps your immune system healthy in the long run. When you skip breakfast you fast more than 12 hours and your stomach lining takes the worst hit because of the acid that is continuously released until you eat the next meal. Having breakfast can keep your body functioning well, keep you mentally alert and take care of your health in the long run.
Revisit Your Goals: At last, your goals and the things you want to achieve in your life can remind you what your day is going to be about. You are going to work or to school to reach a goal, and this goal has higher purposes. Also, reminding yourself of how far you have come, and what you have achieved so far can motivate you to keep moving forward.