Starting Your Day

Starting Your Day

The morning is a time of renewal.

It is when you set up your body and mind to take on the rest of the day.

Here are some important things to consider when first opening your eyes.

  1. Don’t grab your cellular device.

    We will always touch on the importance of starting the day without harsh blue light from phones. Your morning is for you- not for anyone else (unless you have children, and even in that event this time is yours) and reaching for your phone takes you out of your personal dimension. Our bodies are designed to wake up with the sun, and wind down with the night. Looking at our phones first thing is essentially replacing the suns job with something unnatural. This could throw off your equilibrium and leave you feeling dizzy for the rest of the day. Since your eyes also need time to wake, early morning eye strain can lead to fatigue and dry eyes. Two things that can be avoided in this instance.

  2. Drink Water

    You’ve been sleeping for hours. If any of us were to go through the day without drinking water, it would severely impact our energy levels due to dehydration. Chances are, when you wake up, your body is in need of replenishment. Keep a nice sized glass of water next to your bed before you go to sleep so that you don’t need to go far when you wake.

  3. Practice Gratitude

    Your thoughts in the morning have the ability to set up your entire day. If you wake up and immediately begin stressing, chances are, your mind will stay in an anxious state for the beginning part of your day. It’s a beautiful moment when you wake up. Take a moment to notice some things you are grateful for, that energy will be what gets you out of bed.

  4. Make Your Alarm A Calming Tune

    We love putting on new age music to wake us up first thing in the morning. It’s like starting the day in the spa, instead of with a harsh tone that abruptly makes us jump up. If you can, try waking up naturally without an alarm on the days you have the luxury of doing so.

  5. Stretch

    Your body has been in one or just a few positions for the entire night. Give your body a little morning stretch to get the blood pumping as soon as you wake up.

The morning doesn’t have to be dreadful. It’s a beautiful time to ensure that you are calm and ready for anything that comes your way each day.

Happy waking.