One of the most challenging parts of crafting a morning routine is deciding what activities you want to do in the morning. Everyone has a different groove, and a number of different activities can be the best way to kickstart your morning and enhance productivity.
To make the process of creating a morning ritual a little bit easier, I’m going to tell you about 5-morning rituals to try today. You can try these rituals one day at a time before picking which one is best for you. Let’s get started.
Reading stretches your mind and wakes up your brain to tackle the day. Incorporate reading into your morning ritual. Whether it be a newspaper, a novel, or a self-help book, try to read something to jolt your brain awake.
The one tip is to try to stay away from your phone. Whenever you scroll through news apps on your phone, you will be tempted to look on social media or email. Try to stick to physical texts or devices that are specifically designed for reading, like Kindles.
2. Drink Warm Lemon Water
In the morning, drink water immediately, no matter what! After you’ve been sleeping all night, your body is likely dehydrated and needs a lot of water to get your body pumping again. As a ritual to help your body get back awake, drink lemon water every morning.
Drinking lemon water will aid in digestion, provide you with a lot of vitamins, and rehydrate your body. It is a good idea to drink lukewarm or warm lemon water instead of cold water in the morning, but it is up to you.
If you have a lot on your plate, you may want to journal in the morning. Journaling is an easy way to be creative and get your emotions out healthily and effectively. Journal every morning to challenge your mind and feel better.
Journaling doesn’t have to be a long process. It can actually be very short and snappy when you opt for journaling methods like gratitude lists or To-Do lists. For a gratitude list, jot down 3 to 5 items you are grateful for every morning before getting out of bed.
Exercising is imperative to keep your body healthy and happy. However, if you put off exercising at night, it is more likely that you will slack off since you are already tired from the rest of your day. Combat this from happening by exercising in the morning.
Exercising in the morning kickstarts your metabolism and gets the task done for the day. Whether you like doing yoga or jogging, make your morning exercise fun, sweat-inducing, and exciting.
Meditating often seems intimidating, but it shouldn’t be. It is a great way to train your focus and feel better about yourself. Every morning, try to meditate for a few minutes. Increase the meditation time as you get better and better at meditating.
My personal favorite place to meditate is outside whenever the weather allows. It allows me to connect with nature and feel more at peace. Especially since most people work inside, meditating outside is a great way not to feel stuffy or confined by everyday life.
There are tons of little rituals that you can add to your morning routine. To find out which of these rituals are best for you, try every one of them until you find a groove that matches your desires and morning.