4 Easy Tips to Start Your Day Right
By Donna Stark
There are a lot of self-care trends that come and go, but establishing a morning routine isn't one of them. Achieving a happy, peaceful, and stress-free day isn't trendy, it's a necessity if your life is crazy busy! And fortunately, it's simple to do. Are you ready to set yourself up for daily success? If so, take a look at the following suggestions from the nation's top health and wellness experts ... your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic.
Don't Hit the Snooze Button
As tempting as it may be, hitting the snooze button over and over again won't bring any benefit to your day. But it will delay the inevitable, so try as hard as you can and jump out of bed when that first alarm goes off. And while you are at it, throw in a couple of stretches too. Your body will thank you for it.
Make Your Bed
If you think that leaving your bed unmade doesn't affect your day, think again. Making your bed starts your day off with a feeling of accomplishment, brings a sense of order to your brain, and reduces stress. It only takes a few extra minutes in the morning anyway, so why not take the time? Besides, a clean and organized room will feel like a dream when you go to bed at night.
Find Some Sunshine
Stepping out into the sun or letting it shine down on you through a window is one of the best ways to start your day. Sunshine stimulates your brain and cues your body to get moving. Aim for at least 10 minutes of sunlight if you want to start your day off right. Take a short walk in your neighborhood, water your flowers before you leave for work, or enjoy your breakfast and morning cup of coffee next to a window.
Don't Plug In
Establish a clear boundary between your time at home and your time on the job by saving the text messages and emails for work. It's a good idea to avoid checking social media or news stories on your electronic devices too. There is no reason to add more stress to your day before it has even begun, so sit back, relax, and collect your thoughts for the busy day ahead of you.
Forget the Trends
Forget the trends. Stick with the good old standbys that have always shown to work! Take the time to create a morning routine that includes a little bit of everything you need to start your days off right! You won't regret doing so!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Beaverton, Ore.