Morning is the most refreshing and productive time of the day and what you do in the first few hours after waking up can make a huge difference in your achievements, dreams and happiness. However, many of us feel tired and lethargic as soon as we wake up in the morning and the rush of completing morning tasks and reaching the workplace leaves little time for self-care and healthy routines. However, making small changes to your day can lead to big results. For example, instead of picking up your phone first thing in the morning, write in your journal. Getting up 20 minutes earlier can also give you time to do your favorite activities, reading or relaxing with a cup of tea. You just have to be a little conscious about your mental health. (Also read: Best time to exercise for weight management is between 7 am and 9 am: Study)
“The morning should be the ideal time to start your day on a positive and productive note. Your morning routine sets the framework for the rest of your day, but many people struggle to wake up and start their day. Feel inspired to.” Day. There can be many reasons why this happens like you haven’t planned anything exciting for the day or you are still feeling tired from the previous day. But there are ways to overcome this feeling and get ready to face the day head on. “You need to gather the fuel you need to get through the rest of your day,” says Raman Mittal, wellness expert and co-founder of Idanim.
Mittal shares 5 mindful tips to start your morning off right:
1. Get up early
Start your day on a mindful note. Wake up slowly and gradually at least 5-10 minutes before actually starting your day. Instead of jumping out of bed at the sound of your alarm, give yourself a few extra minutes. Stretch your body, wiggle your toes and take a few deep breaths. By adopting this routine, you will be more alert throughout the day.
2. No phone in the morning
Checking your phone immediately after waking up can trigger your stress hormones which can affect your activity throughout the day. Staying away from your phone can help you start fresh with a productive mindset.
3. Mindfulness meditation
Practicing mindfulness meditation for at least 10-15 minutes in the morning can significantly increase mental and emotional clarity. Plus, it sets a positive atmosphere for the day, promoting a sense of peace and resilience that can help you deal with challenges more easily.
4. Eat mindfully
Treat your breakfast as a moment of mindfulness. Feel the warmth of the food in your mouth. Smell the aroma of your drink. Sip slowly, chew carefully and really savor your food. It’s like a mini meditation for your taste buds.
5. Tread carefully
If possible, step outside for a moment. Feel the warmth of the sun on your face and the freshness of the grass on your feet as you walk mindfully. Nature has healing powers, it’s a way to ground and remind yourself of the beauty that surrounds you. Even if it’s just for a few minutes, it’s a great way to start your day with gratitude.
Remember, mindfulness doesn’t have to be complicated. These simple tips can help you start your morning on a calm and positive note. Practice these mindful tips every day to start your day happy and healthy.