Everyday’s a good day with a morning routine.
A morning routine is taking the time before ANYTHING ELSE to get yourself into a healthy headspace. To go into your day having protected yourself against frustration, disappointment and negativity. Preparing to embrace the positive and be open to the opportunities that life presents.
Here are the components your morning routine should consist of:
Exercise (This can be anywhere from 15 mins — 45 mins of exercise)
Silence (Meditate or guided meditation or mindfulness)
Hydration (Herbal tea and water)
Reading/Listening (10 pages of a book or 10mins of a podcast)
Writing (Write/voice record one page of a journal a day)
Affirmations (Read your wants and goals out loud every day)
Visualisation (Take time to visualize how you want your life to be)
Breakfast with yourself (Include the best of foods to give your body nutrients and to be strong and energetic all day)
Today we are going to focus on Hydration and the importance of drinking tea and water in the morning.
Hydrates Your Cells
After a long night’s rest, it is common to wake up dehydrated. Hydration first thing in the morning is important, because it increases the rate at which new muscle and blood cells are produced. A hydrated body allows for a healthy flow of oxygen, allowing you to stay alert and energised.
Aids Weight Loss
Consider tea a wake-up call for your digestive system! Drinking tea on an empty stomach in the morning boosts your metabolism heading into the day. In fact, research shows that Green Tea can increase in the rate at which people burn calories as opposed to storing them as fat. You now have a greater choice; Acai Green, Organic Green, Organic Earl Grey Green .
Detoxes the Body
Herbal teas, are a natural detox. Drinking herbal tea flushes out toxins and impurities. Not only does this keep you healthy, but it also leads to clear skin. Herbal teas, such as HoneyBush Caramel Tea or Citrus Spice Rooibos Tea will help enzyme function and stimulate the liver for detoxification.
If you’re getting sick often, it could be that you’re not hydrated. Being hydrated plays a crucial part in maintaining a healthy a lymphatic system. When this system is balanced, your body can properly fight off infection. Studies have also shown that dehydration leads to higher cortisol levels and, in turn, stress and sickness.
So find the best components for a morning routine that speak to you. Take time every morning to set yourself up. Then sail through your day, not without obstacles and a few blustery winds. But without anything or anyone touching your positive and open mindset.
It’s never too late to start over. If you weren’t happy with yesterday, try something different today. Don’t stay stuck. Do better. — Anon