6 Things Healthy Girls Do Before 7am

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How you start your morning is the key to setting the tone for the entire day. Hitting the snooze button for a few more extra minutes of sleep may seem like the best thing at the time. But you’ll find yourself more flustered, forgetful and unprepared. If you make the conscious effort to get up and incorporate a few healthy practices into your morning routine, you’ll find yourself more awake, more focused, and ready to take on the day! So, what do Healthy Girls do before 7 am?

1. They don’t hit snooze

Hitting snooze will only make you more tired. I know, it’s tempting to hit that button for a few more minutes in bed, but what impact will a few more minutes have? Get up, and get going! You’ll find yourself feeling wide awake within minutes.

2. They don’t check their phone

Your head is already full of the extensive lists you have to get through today. So, sitting on your phone is not how you want to start your morning. Put down the emails, texts, and social media for after you’ve been up for at least an hour. Turn your phone on Do Not Disturb at night and don’t turn it off until after you’ve gotten your day started.

3. They do yoga

A few rounds of morning Vinyasa yoga opens up your mind, gets your blood flowing, and prepares you for a good day ahead. If you’re someone who likes to work out in the mornings, by all means, go for it. But if not, try just a few rounds of a simple yoga flow to find a moment of calm, and wake up your muscles.

4. They drink apple cider vinegar

Fill up a glass with water and add two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar. Does it taste as good as your morning coffee? No, but it does help with acne scars, digestion, and lowers blood sugar (and therefore appetite). But you can add a small squirt of honey to make it a little easier to gulp down!

5. They write a gratitude list

A simple and effective way to set a positive and grateful outlook on the day. Keep a little notebook or journal and write down one thing you are grateful for each morning. It makes you realize how much you have to be thankful for, and looking back on the list while you’re feeling down is a great way to get your mood back up!

6. They eat a healthy breakfast

It really is the important meal of the day! It kicks starts your body, and fuels you up for the day, so try to have something with healthy protein! Try to steer clear of having a carb or sugar-loaded breakfast, since these won’t keep you full for more than an hour, and you’ll crash long before lunch. Try eggs and spinach, or avocado toast with chia seeds!

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  • Pork & Cookies

    Uh oh.. I have hit snooze my whole life!

    -Kirsten // pork & cookies

    • Audra Nicole Koch

      it gets easier the more you do it! Give it a try!

  • Ana Nini G

    Loving it!
    Adding this to my blog aggregator: http://www.prettyandsmartinc.com/

  • Izzy Bruning

    These tips are so great! x
    Izzy | http://www.pinchofdelight.com


    I’ve never really understood why people are so in love with their snooze buttons? Granted, getting 8 hours of sleep does help but it really is so much easier to just get up and go. Also I don’t know why people skip breakfast!! I can’t do it!!


    • Audra Nicole Koch

      Same! Hitting snooze actually makes a person more tired, and getting a good breakfast is SO important!

  • Natalie Harney

    I’m working really hard on not hitting snooze right now. I’m down for all of these, other than the apple cider vinegar, that doesn’t really appeal

    – Natalie

    • Audra Nicole Koch

      It gets easier the more you do it! And I know it sounds gross, but honey really helps and i’ve seen a huge improvement in acne scars!

  • Ariadna Morell

    Eating a healthy breakfast is a top priority for me, otherwise I get too hungry during the day! I also avoid hitting the snooze button but some days it’s too hard!! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

    • Audra Nicole Koch

      Lol we all have those days! And getting a good breakfast is so important! Good for you!

  • Hanny

    As a suggestion when drinking ACV with water and/or maple syrup or honey, use a straw since ACV is very acidic and can weaken the state of your enamel.

    • Audra Nicole Koch

      That’s a great tip!

  • Vivianne Swart

    I have struggled with the snooze forever… I always go to bed thinking positively and excited to start my day off right, then I am rushing around in the morning from oversleeping!
    Viv | pricklypearblog.com

    • Audra Nicole Koch

      I used to be that way too! But the more you do it, the easier it gets! And preparing a fun breakfast the night before can help motivate you to get up!

  • Kaylee K

    I agree with all of these things but I don’t know if I can bring myself to stop hitting snooze, ha!! Thanks for sharing, I love posts like these!
    XX -KK

    • Audra Nicole Koch

      The snooze button is a constant battle, haha! But doing some of the other tips can have a great effect on your morning even if you hit the alarm a few times!

  • Amy M

    I love doing all of these things daily, I’m definitely guilty of getting sucked into my phone every so often though haha ♥

    Amy // Snippets of Amy

    • Audra Nicole Koch

      I’m guilty too! Turning it on Do Not Disturb has helped a lot though!

  • Josephine

    Love it! I need to get back on the yoga train. I started the year off doing yoga every morning, but I slowly stopped. This is a sign for me to start again and stop being lazy!


    • Audra Nicole Koch

      I can’t begin to tell you how much yoga has helped me! Get back into it girl! You’ll be so glad you did!

  • lilian Tahmasian

    Love this!
    I just began having apply cider vinegar and I can tell a huge difference!!


    • Patti-Ann Bigelow

      What exactly did you notice? What is different?

      • lilian Tahmasian

        clear skin, i didn’t feel bloated, it definitely was a great cleanse! :)

  • Jenna Yoder

    Love this list! My life changed when I stopped hitting snooze in the morning!

  • Nidia

    Great list! Already doing #1 and #6. Have to get working on all the ones in the middle.


  • Danielle Nguyen

    Wow I definitely didn’t know about the Apple Cider Vinegar benefits. Will definitely be trying that out.


  • Angie Wilson

    Thank you for the tips!


  • Desire Uba

    I love it. Definitely should try ACV, already use on my hair and face, so why not?


  • Ann Avuziak

    Sorry girls but those who has high livel of acid in their stomach (mostly people with fast digestion) gonna totally destroy it with apple ider vinegar!! Be sure of what you do!

  • Miss Pippi

    I know I should be more conscious about my morning routine, so I think these tips are come at the right time.


  • Susan Mason

    Great article. Does anyone have any suggestions for a short, simple AM yoga routine……. Thanks!

    • Amber

      You can check out Yoga with Adrienne on YouTube, she did a series in February of short yoga routines. There is one for mornings that’s only 5 minutes and Adrienne is lovely.

      • Susan Mason

        Thank you Amber, absolutely these are lovely choices from the welcoming Adrienne!

  • ceereejay

    I need to drink apple cider vinegar water.


  • Lucy Lees

    Great tips! Many of which I’m still trying to master; meditation and no snoozing is high on my list to help ease my anxieties :)
    Life inside the Locket

  • Natalie Redman

    I hit snooze every morning :l


  • d. pucci

    Use “real” Apple Cider Vinegar. There is a difference. What you buy in a typical grocer is pastuerized, filtered,…not raw, void of beneficial compounds…