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 review their plan
Staying ahead of the day requires making a plan ahead of time, whether it’s at the end of the work day or before you get going, reviewing your upcoming tasks and figuring out how you’re going to stay ahead of everything will help you stay mentally and physically healthy. The best kind of plan considers your health as well as your productivity, leaving room for planning healthy meals, workouts, and time with friends and family. Find your perfect planner for a healthier morning here.
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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! Why not start your gratitude list now?
6. They eat a healthy breakfast
It really is the important meal of the day! It kickstarts 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!