How to Use Your Morning – Mornings Matter

Posted on
July 21, 2016
by
Billy Mike
,
from myQuest

The morning is your time to set yourself up for success! Using your mornings effectively will allow you to become more positive, energetic, and productive. 

We compiled these seven tips to help you change your life and achieve your goals.

Don’t Press Snooze!

The extra 10 to 30 minutes of sleep that you could be getting by pressing the snooze button are not worth it! When you alarm goes off for the first time your body prepares itself to wake up. When you decide to go back to sleep only to be awoken by your alarm again, your body becomes confused, which is what causes the spacey, groggy feeling. The more times you press snooze, the worse it will get.

Morning Stretch

Stretching first thing in the morning is a great way to energize your body and warm up your mind. By stretching you accelerate the release of mood-enhancing endorphins and increase the amount of energy you will have throughout the day.

A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions. Oliver Holmes

Stretching also improves blood circulation. Good blood flow results in heightened concentration and sharpened senses.

Morning Meditation

Meditating in the morning will have lasting positive effects throughout your day. Meditation reduces stress and anxiety, boosts your energy by releasing endorphins, and improves your ability to concentrate. The list of benefits go on. If you aren’t meditating, your morning is missing something.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.  – Aristotle

Set an Intent for the Day

As you begin your day, create a positive mantra, or visualize something you hope to accomplish that day, this is called an “intent”. Spending time each morning to focus on your intent is a great way to promote positive thinking and help keep you on track to achieve your goals.  

Prepare a Healthy Breakfast

Eating a healthy breakfast in the mornings will provide you with the energy you need to get through the day. Breakfast is necessary for replenishing glucose levels upon waking up, helping increase cognitive function for the remainder of the day. A balanced breakfast also promoted weight control and long-term health.

Make Your Bed

Making your bed and keeping a clean living area has been proven to reduce anxiety. Also, by making your bed first thing in the morning you are starting your day accomplishing something.

Morning Exercise

Exercising in the mornings is a great way to set yourself up for a more productive day. Working out will leave you in a better mood, allowing you to tackle the day head on. After exercising you will also be more alert and able to focus on whatever you have ahead.

There’s Proof! 

Studies have shown that you have the most willpower in the mornings. If you are able to implement all these activities into your daily routine, you will notice a visible difference in your energy levels and outlook on the rest of your day.

If our list feels like a lot to bite off, try starting out slowly and implement one part at a time.

We hope you found our advice beneficial and “Good Morning”!

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