Creating A Morning Routine

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Morning Routines help to set our days up to succeed.
I can honestly say that without a morning routine I am left feeling a little all over the place, frazzled, and lacking some direction. Maybe it’s just because i’m the type of person who thrives on structure – but all of the articles I read about successful and happy people start with how they schedule their mornings.
Let me also say that while these are some of the steps I take to walk into my mornings this doesn’t mean that I follow them every single day – some times I make times for those beautifully slow mornings. The ones where you don’t even realize that the mornings have bled into the afternoons – those are glorious too.


Stretch

One of the first things I try to remember to do when I wake up is to stretch; I practice a few different moves while still laying in bed. I have found that stretching is one of the most crucial ways to start your mornings. It helps your blood to start flowing, loosens your joints, jump-starts your mind, and brings some energy to help face your day. I always make sure to stretch my arms, legs, and back – limbering up the whole body helps me to not feel like a slug when I finally do roll out of bed.

Have some quiet time

This is an area where I have done great for many months, and then I struggle for many months, and then I go back to being great again. I love spending time reading my Bible in the mornings; it helps my mind to start the day focusing on the good things and the beautifully challenging things vs the struggle/frustration/anger/bitterness/drama/etc that could have followed me from the day before. Be intentional with your time and make sure you do carve out some precious moments of quiet time. Whether that’s reading your Bible, praying, meditating, finishing a chapter in a book, take at least 15 minutes to be intentional with moving into your day.

Drink a big glass of water

I’m not sure if I’m the only one but there are many mornings where I wake up dry mouthed and so thirsty. I always keep a cup of water next to my bed that I drink throughout the night but I am attempting to be more intentional about drinking a big glass after I get out of bed. Not only is it a great way to re-hydrate your body after a night of sleep but it will help with flushing out toxins. It also is supposed to jump start your metabolism, help your brain become more alert, and help with any of those “i’m starving” feelings from waking up on an empty stomach. ((Also, I read that it can help with constipation if you’re struggling with that – I’ve read one of the main reasons for constipation is dehydration.))

Tell yourself 3 positive things

Ooffpph.
I’m not sure if I’m the only one who struggles with talking negative to themselves, but sometimes I’m a downright bully to myself. The mind has a lot of power over how we view ourselves, our bodies, and our days. Instead of starting my day feeling like I’m already defeated by a looming to-do list, pants that I know will be too tight, and a possible challenging situation; I’m going to think more positive. I’m going to try to begin listing three positive things every day, big or small, just positive! If you don’t know where to start, start with “I’m alive”. Seriously, you ARE alive and that is something to be thankful for!

Take your vitamins

Make your health a priority.
Truth y’all – getting the right vitamins and nutrients into your body at the start of your day is a great habit to form. I’ve found that I feel more alert, perform quicker, and overall feel better when I’m consciously making the effort to take the vitamins my body needs.
Lately I’ve focusing on my hair, skin and nails. One of the best things I’ve found: Biotin. Did you know that Nature Made makes a Biotin gummy and that it may help support healthy hair, skin and nails?* I pop two of these chewy (& tasty!) gummies into my mouth in the morning and know that the 2000mg of Biotin is going to get to work. These are seriously gummies that you can trust – they are USP verified for potency, unity and quality. Nature Made® has the first gummies certified by the USP for purity and potency.
Also, it’s great to just feel like a kid again having a fruit snack.
Anyone else get really excited when you eat gummies again, or am I the only one?

PS
You can pick up these Nature Made Adult Gummies (so many different kinds: Multi For Her plus Omega-3s, Melatonin, Vitamin D) at your local Walmart!
Just head on over to the vitamin section and select the ones you’re looking to add to your daily routine!


Are you a morning routine person?
If so, what are some of your tried and true things that jump-start your day?
AND out of curiosity vitamins are you currently loving that help your body feel better?

 

* Biotin may help support healthy hair, skin and nails in those that are biotin deficient.
* † These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treats cure or prevent any disease.