Healthy Morning Routine Habits That Will Transform Your Life

They say the first 60 minutes of your day sets the tone for all of it. Therefore, a mindful morning equals a mindful day, resulting in a mindful life. Hence the importance of a good morning routine 

To have a positive day, establishing a morning routine is a must-do. Like with any goal, having a plan makes achieving it way more likely. 

When you’re putting together your morning routine plan, think of the results you want. If you want a productive and mindful life, incorporate habits aligned with that. 

I’ll give you an example. 

Think of someone who wants an active & healthy lifestyle. Their goal is to wake up early to train for a marathon. Yet, they go out drinking most nights and go to bed late. Most likely, they’ll be too tired to wake up early to train. Despite how much they want to achieve their goal, their habits aren’t in line with the lifestyle they want. 

You can’t do things that aren’t aligned with your goals and expect to achieve them. Your lifestyle is inspired by your daily habits.

Not to say you have to do them every single day. If you can’t follow your routine every once in a while, that’s fine. What matters is what you do most of the time. 

Choose a few healthy habits that you know you can follow. Then, make a rough outline of how and when you want to do them. 

When you’re choosing the habits, remember you’re not only a body. As important as physical health is, your spiritual well-being is as important. 

We're all mind, body & soul.

 Cater to all sides of yourself in your morning routine if you want holistic wellness. 

At The Mind Uncovered, a complete approach to wellness is the way to go. So, here are some life-changing habits for the mind, body, and soul. Incorporate them into your morning routine. 

These will put you on the right path to having the best day possible.

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HABITS FOR THE MIND & SOUL

Positive affirmations

Positive affirmations are short sentences that promote positive thinking. There are different types, focused on a variety of objectives. On gratitude, self-love, happiness, etc. 

If you want it, there are probably affirmations for it. 

In order to attract what you want, you’re supposed to say the affirmations out loud or in your head. Maybe you’ll feel silly talking to yourself at first. But, what better way to start your day than giving it a positive intention?

Affirmations can do wonders for your confidence and happiness. They’re a great everyday tool for self-improvement. Some simple but effective affirmations to start your day are:

I am in charge of my life today. I am strong. I am powerful. 

I accept and deeply love myself. I open my heart to loving myself. 

I am capable of anything I set my mind to. 

I have an abundance of energy. 

I am open to abundance and blessings. I deserve every blessing that comes my way today.

I honor my body as my sacred temple.

Tidy your personal space

Having a clean space to go about your day can do wonders for your mental state. Especially if you’re an organized person. Even if you’re not a Marie Kondo type of person, having an organized environment could reduce stress. It’s a quick way to make you feel more organized in general. 

Maybe, you’ll even feel more inspired to be productive if you have a nice place to do your chores.

Meditate

There aren’t enough words to describe how incredible meditation is for the mind & spirit. It’s proved to help reduce anxiety and stress, to make you more mindful. 

If you do it consistently you’ll feel more connected to yourself -mind, body & spirit- and the world around you. 

There’s a reason everyone raves about meditation, from monks to neurologists. Because IT WORKS. 

Meditation is definitely the one if you want to put in place only one habit. 

For complete beginners, I recommend guided meditations to start.

We have a whole post dedicated to spiritual books if you want to learn more deeply about meditation.

You can find it clicking here!

Stay OFF your phone

We all love social media these days, but starting your day with it is not the best choice. 

Although social media platforms can be a great way to stay connected and informed. Negativity is always present in them. 

You never know what you’re gonna see when you go on it. For that reason, I advise you to delay checking your Instagram feed for at least an hour after you wake up. 

Imagine seeing something that makes you feel like shit in the morning and carrying it for the entire day. No one wants that. 

Plus, staying off social media in the early morning allows you to reflect and be mindful. Do it before you’re influenced by others online. 

Journaling

Writing is a release. Letting go of fears, anxieties, or sadness. 

It is an expression. Expression of emotions, happiness, hopes, or goals. 

Writing can also be a way to make things concrete. When I write something down, it feels more real. 

That brings us to journaling as a morning habit. There is gratitude journaling or dream journaling. You can free-write about any emotion or thought that comes to mind at the moment. Even to-do lists are an option. 

Doing it in the morning could help you feel freer and more organized. Don’t worry about doing it for very long. Any amount of time, no matter how small, will be beneficial. 

HABITS FOR THE BODY

Hygiene

Getting your body ready for the day is not only good physically. It’s a way to let your body know the day is starting. This is especially good if you struggle to feel awake. Additionally, you’ll feel more refreshed and ready to take on the day. Some things you can do are:

Do your morning skincare routine

If you don’t have a set skincare routine, wash your face or splash it with cold water. This will definitely wake you up. If you’re not a skincare lover, one step you SHOULD incorporate is sunscreen. Skin is our largest organ. If you think you don’t have to wear sunscreen because your skin isn’t sensitive, THINK AGAIN. Even if we can’t see it, the sun can cause severe damage to our skin if we don’t protect it. 

Brush your teeth

Brush your hair 

Drink water

If you drink coffee in the mornings to wake up. You should ditch the cold brew and grab a water bottle. 

Drinking water wakes your body up. We’re made off of 60% water so it kinda makes sense that we’d need it to thrive. 

I won’t tell you to chug a liter of water the minute you wake up. You shouldn’t force yourself to drink more water than what feels right. Whenever I’ve forced myself to drink a liter of water as soon as I wake up, I’ve felt too full too fast. You should listen to your body. Drink as much water as you feel like you need. 

No need to fret, you don’t have to cut out coffee. But if you only drink it for the energy boost, water is the better option. 

Stretching

Stretching after you wake up can be very beneficial. As a way to release tensions built up in your body from sleeping, there’s nothing better. 

As well as increasing blood flow to your body and reducing stress. It’s a great way to prepare your body for the day ahead. Some simple stretches you can do are:

Child’s pose

Spinal twist 

Side stretch

Forearm stretch 

Standing quad stretch 

Physical movement

We’re all aware of the physical benefits of exercise. I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you why exercising is healthy for you. Whether you do it in the morning or at night, you’ll get benefits. Yet, when I exercise in the morning, I feel better the rest of the day. It might seem like it would tire you out but I find that it energizes me.

A nourishing breakfast

Remember this: food is fuel. Quality fuel is a must to operate to the best of your abilities. 

Eating a filling and nourishing breakfast will give you an energizing boost for the day. Incorporate all the macronutrients: carbs, fat, and protein to feel your best. Carbs could come from grains, vegetables, or fruit. 

CONCLUSION

Remember, you don’t have to incorporate all these all at once. In fact, we recommend you take things slow. Reflect on which ones would benefit you the most. You should start with those. When you’re used to them, you can incorporate the others. 

If you do try some of these habits, we hope they bring you stress-free, mindful and productive mornings. 

Also, please share with us what YOUR favorite healthy morning routine habits are? Leave a comment below. 

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