Not everyone bounds out of bed at 5am raring to go to the gym. For some of us, getting up is a daily struggle when we hit the snooze button on repeat and need coffee on demand. Whichever way you approach your morning, the routine you create can have a lasting effect on the day ahead.
There is actually a lot of research to show that having a morning routine can boost happiness, productivity, reduce stress levels and help you feel more grounded throughout the day. Similar to our cleanses that help kick start healthy habits and set you off on the right foot, a morning routine does the same!
“Focused, productive successful mornings generate focused, productive, successful days – which inevitably create a successful life.”
Because we know how valuable it is, we have created the perfect morning routine for you to try out that includes 4 important aspects; mental, spiritual, physical and emotional.
Hydrate with our Ginger shot and Celery Juice (Swapping coffee for a fresh, healthy juice creates a much better habit because caffeine increases your cortisol/ stress hormones, which increases insulin levels and in turn, makes the regulation of your blood sugar levels throughout the day much more unbalanced).
5-10 minute meditation OR gratitude practice
Create a To-do list
Move your body- 30-60 minutes of yoga, a sweaty HIT session, walk or run
Make yourself a nourishing breakfast
Something else that is really important for a good morning routine is an adequate amount of sleep the night before. Make sure you get the recommended 7-9 hours (or whatever works for you). If you’re going to get up earlier for your morning routine, you need to go to bed earlier.
Here are some basic ways to get a good night’s sleep:
Get off your electronics at least an hour before bed (and set them to bedtime mode or leave them outside of your bedroom).
Set a consistent sleep routine, reduce outside noise and sleep in a well-darkened room or wear an eye mask.
Try and eat your last meal at least 1-2 hours before your bed-time.
Having a little note pad next to your bed can be helpful for those who find themselves hitting the pillow and thinking of all the tasks they’ve got to remember to do the following day or any worries and concerns from the day just gone. Jot it down so that it frees up space in your mind for more positive thoughts.