The way you start your morning sets the tone for the day.
Starting your day with email and social media notifications can make you feel exhausted after a long time.
According to thriveglobal, one of the importance of starting your day with a morning ritual is the existence of the body clock. Most organisms on this planet, including you, run in cycles. The daily 24-hour cycle is called the circadian rhythm and is responsible for a balance between eating, sleeping and various other physiological processes.
The circadian rhythm of human willpower is simple. The amount of available willpower is highest right after sleep. During the day, willpower is used and it reaches minimum level in evening. Therefore, people often break resolutions at the end of the day.
How often do you hear that someone ate healthy for the entire day only to consume tons of chocolate in the evening? This is the willpower’s circadian rhythm in action.
Thus, morning is the best time to start the change that requires willpower.
Consistency is what produces result. If you have not been intentional about your mornings, the following rituals should boost your morning moral.
- PRAYERS AND MEDITATION
Depending on your religion, praying in the morning and meditating can help you feel thankful, spark up some ideas and relax your mind ahead of a busy day.
Meditation has been found to boost your mind alertness and creativity when properly done.
You could also practice mindfulness via meditation. A research in neuroscience suggests that mindfulness is one of the best-kept secrets to help manage anxiety, which you can do in just 5 to 15 minutes every morning. All you need to do is sit down and pay attention to the present moment — without judgment — focus on your breathing, and accept whatever thoughts and sensations you’re experiencing. This technique helps to get you out of your head, think more clearly, and remove the bias from your brain.
A little workout can help boost your body and improve your agility and energy throughout the day. It can be a brisk walk round the house or with fitness equipment in your house.
- CREATE YOUR TO DO LIST
Focus on spending some time to focus on what you want to achieve in the day and schedule them. When you are clear about your daily goals, you will feel energized to pursue it.
- DRINK WATER
Drinking water in the morning helps to ease your digestive system, flush out toxins and make you feel energized.
Practice drinking water first thing in the morning every day and you will be on the way to a more conscious healthy lifestyle.
- FRESHEN UP AND START YOUR DAY
A warm bath can help you feel good and ready to start the day. A fresh breath and body makes you feel like you have super powers to conquer the world. Why go all day without freshening up because you work from home if you do?
There are other kinds of rituals you can practice in the morning. You can make more research on what works for you and make it a daily habit.
Which of these habits are you currently cultivating as a morning ritual?