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What's Your Morning Routine? 11 Easy-to-Follow Tips to Create a Mindful Morning Routine

The early bird gets the worm. By embracing a handful of tried-and-true habits, you may just be able to enjoy this very same sense of rejuvenation and balance. Let's take a look at eleven sure-fire suggestions to make sure that you start your day off on the right foot.

1. The Power of Light

If you feel down during the colder months of the year, it is always a good idea to purchase a lamp that mimics daylight in the early morning (1). These fixtures can help to combat the effects of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) finds a discussion by MayoClinic.

2. Meditation

Morning meditation sessions can help to clear your mind and to prepare you for the challenges ahead, a key benefit of meditation found by Healthline.

3. Deep Breathing

Deep breathing techniques will increase the circulation throughout your body according to a paper published on Breathe Journal. Not only is this great for the heart, but the influx of oxygen provides you with greater sense of vitality and improved psychological welfare, also found in the research paper.

4. Yoga

A study by the University of York found that certain yoga exercises and poses have been proven to lessen lower back pain and to relax your muscles; a great way to begin a pain-free day.

5. The Power of Fruit

Statistics in a published paper on PLOS have proven that an increased intake of vitamin C from sources such as oranges and grapefruit can have a positive impact upon depression and even lower levels of anxiety. So, be sure to load up on these sumptuous marvels.

6. Cut Out the Smartphone Usage

A research by IDC Research have shown that 80 percent of all individuals access their smartphones before heading to the bathroom in the morning. As a suggestion from the researchers, in order to disconnect from devices (and to decrease stress) is to only access its features once you have arrived at work.

7. Have Your Multivitamins Ready

According to the Healthline, the majority of multivitamins are best absorbed before a meal. Place your morning dosage on the nightstand so to not forget to take the modern marvels at the beginning of each day.

8. The Aqueous Edge

Drinking a glass of water in the morning is an excellent way to fire up your metabolism and to flush out any residual toxins suggests WebMD. You might be surprised to learn that even a single glass can provide you with an aqueous boost.

9. Here Comes the Sun

One of the most natural ways to find peace in your day is to take advantage of natural light. If possible, open the blinds and allow these rays to bathe the bed.

10. Plan Your Meals

As opposed to whipping up a rushed and unhealthy breakfast, prepare a meal before you go to sleep.

11. Avoid Coffee

Coffee has been shown to increase levels of anxiety finds a study conducted by the Faculdade de Biociências in Brazil. So, abandon that morning cup for a healthy tea alternative to enjoy a greater sense of balance.

Of course, an added option is to attend a wellbeing retreat. These are still some excellent recommendations to keep in mind. There is nothing better than experiencing a sense of personal peace before your day begins.