The Importance of Morning Rituals for Greater Wellbeing: 10 Ideas to Start Your Day Right
For most personal development and productivity experts, mornings are the best time for clear and focused results-driven work. As someone who has experienced this first-hand, I believe that different people work best at different times. However, regardless of your productivity hours, it’s crucial to set up your day for greater wellbeing with some healthy morning rituals. Here are ten ideas to kickstart your morning routine:
1. Wake up.
The first step to starting your day right is to wake up. It may seem obvious, but many people begrudgingly hit the snooze button without any enthusiasm. Instead, jump out of bed as if someone threw a bucket of cold water on you. Half of your day’s success is showing up and being excited. Rest time is over, get out of bed now.
2. Drink a pint of water first thing in the morning.
Water is excellent for you, and it’s essential to drink a pint of it first thing in the morning. If you don’t like drinking water on its own, add a squeeze of fresh lime to it. This refreshing drink will leave you energized and ready to take on the day.
3. Make yourself a blend of fruits that excite you.
A healthy and vibrant juice blend can bring you the energy and vitality you need to start your day with a bang. Experiment with your fruit blends, as you never know what concoction will suit you best. I love a carrot-apple-ginger juice and drink it in the morning before eating anything. I wait at least an hour or so before eating to ensure I have a nutritious morning meal.
4. Go out and take in sunlight.
The sunlight can energize and invigorate you, making you feel more awake and ready to tackle the day ahead. When you wake up, spend a minute outside looking up in the sky, take in the morning light, and enjoy its benefits. Wear warm clothing if it’s cold, but make sure you do it.
5. Spend time in silence.
Take a moment to be grateful for what you have and plan your day mentally or on paper. If you didn’t do this the night before, write out your to-do list of the most exciting and essential tasks. Spending time in silence can help you focus and be more mindful of your thoughts and emotions.
6. Cuddle your kids (or find some to cuddle).
Spending time with children can help you cultivate the inner child within you. Children bring excitement and awe in the way they view the world. Take the time to cuddle with your kids, play, and have fun. If you don’t have kids, find someone to hug or cuddle, it makes a world of difference to your day.
7. Brush your tongue.
One of the more subtle ways to start your day is to brush your tongue. This simple task can help eliminate morning breath and start your day with a minty-fresh feeling.
8. Go for a walk.
Walking in the morning can give you more energy than those who walk at night after a long day. Use the walk to appreciate your surroundings and plan your day. If possible, do it in silence to be more mindful and present.
9. Drink green tea.
Instead of coffee, try having a cup of green tea. This natural beverage provides antioxidants, boosts your energy, and promotes excellent health benefits. It’s a great natural and healthy option to include in your morning routine.
One of the most exhilarating things you can do in the morning is journaling. Writing out whatever comes to your head, no matter whether it immediately makes sense to you or not can be cathartic. It’s an essential part of your morning routine and can help you clear your mind and start your day with positivity.
In conclusion, implementing some or all of these morning rituals to your daily routine can benefit your health and wellbeing. It’s crucial to take the time to focus on yourself and what you can do for your body and mind. While everyone’s morning rituals will differ, these ten ideas can help you find what works for you and set you up for a successful and productive day ahead.