A Healthy Morning Routine

I have been doing a lot of reading on our morning routine and how to best start your day. There are a few key things of  found in several articles from experts and holistic health enthusiasts.

Start your day right with these 5 easy steps:

  1. Get out of bed before your kids!! This is key!! On days I do this I am a much happier, more productive person. Totally worth not staying in bed for an extra 30 mins.
  2. The first thing you should do is drink a tall glass of water. I like to add a couple drops of lemon essential oil. Room temperature is ideal. This practice will aid digestion, flush out toxins and hydrate you. All important things!
  3. 5 Mins of journal writing, gratitude or meditation practice. Doing these things can help you prepare for your day and give you a sense of purpose. This can be so hard to do first thing, but try it out! Sitting in a sunny window or by a lux light (happy lamp) can make a huge difference as well. It encourages healthy cortisol levels and balances the adrenals.
  4. Exercise. My goal is to do my workout in this time, but for now this can look like a couple sun salutations, walking the dog, stretching…. whatever gets you blood flowing. Even if it’s only 5 minutes.
  5. Nutrient dense drink or meal. This is a great time for a green juice or a smoothie if you aren’t a breakfast person. Homemade granola, chia seed pudding and grain free pancakes are all excellent options.

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One thought on “A Healthy Morning Routine

  1. My morning routine is so key!! I LOVE to sleep in so I didn’t think I could function well as a morning person. Many days during the school year I set my alarm for 5 and get out of bed right away. I make my coffee which I enjoy while I pray and journal. I go to the gym at 6 and home to shower and get my daughter to school. Those days I have energy through the whole day. The days where I hit the snooze button or allow myself to stay in bed longer than my husband, I just don’t feel as good or functional! Getting out of bed with the first alarm, or natural wake up, is key for me and my day!

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