Healthy Mornings for Successful Days
By Donna Stark
You've started making yourself breakfast as soon as you learned that healthier mornings are key to successful days, but lately, you've been thinking that something else must be needed because you still feel stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed by the time you get to work. Well, you're not completely wrong. Although healthy breakfasts are definitely a great first step, there's a lot more you can do to begin your days on a calmer footing. Take a look at the following suggestions.
Plan Your Day
Every day is brand new, so make sure you are prepared to deal with the unique challenges heading your way. Take time to reflect on what needs to be accomplished, visualize how you want the day to go, and plan on how to make it happen. Take notes and edit your calendar if you have to!
Avoid Electronic Devices
There is so much negativity on social media these days that you should really ask yourself if that is the first thing you want to see in the morning. If not, avoid your electronic device like the plague! Use that time in the morning to refresh your mind instead of tainting it. Write in a journal, enjoy the sunrise with a cup of coffee, or listen to your favorite music.
Get Some Exercise In
There is no better way to get your blood and heart pumping than to engage in exercise early in the morning! Daily exercise is a great way to improve your physical health, but not only that, it can also improve your moods, productivity, and creativity throughout the rest of the day!
Drink Some Water
Sure, you may be eager to grab a cup of joe as soon as you wake up in the morning, but perhaps you should opt for a tall glass of water instead. Starting your morning with some water will help rehydrate your body and wake up your brain!
Let the Sun Shine Down on You
Before you sit down in front of your computer for a day's worth of work, take a step outside and let the sun shine down on your face. Getting that extra dose of Vitamin D will boost your energy, improve your mood, and reduce stress.
A Good Day Ahead
Starting your day on a good note is easy with a healthy breakfast and the extra suggestions above, so why don't you give them a try? You may end up being surprised by how smoothly your days go when you do!
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