By Nicole Eckert, Holistic Nutritionist and Founder of Holisticole | Vibrant Wellness Collective
If you feel tired and unaccomplished at the end of your day. It may be time to look at your morning routine. You can set yourself up for a meaningful day by starting it off right with these simple steps.
Start Your Morning the Night Before
At the end of your day, plan out your day ahead. Whether your day ahead is a work day or a weekend will likely determine how structured your day will be. If you’re working in the morning, you can plan your outfit and even lay it out, prepare any to-go meals or snacks, fill up your water bottle, make sure your keys, phone, and wallet are in the right spot, leave your kitchen in a state that will make you happy in the morning, and make a small to-do list of realistic things that you would like to get done. For many of us, it’s important for us to wake up with a purpose. If you’re a parent or a pet owner - your purpose is more than just taking care of others, plan your morning in a way that benefits your daily wellness too. One thing you need to do every night is put a glass or water or a bottle near your bed. You will need this healthy hack #3.
Your body likes consistency. Just like we need consistent nutrients from food, hydration from water, and also feel our best when we make regular bowel movements - you benefit from consistent sleep too. If you wake up at the same time every day, you can reinforce your natural circadian rhythm and be prompted to go to sleep at the same time every night. Try to wake up within an hour of the same time, every day. Once this becomes a habit, your bodily functions and cycles will operate more efficiently, and it keeps your system strong and energized.
Hydrate Your Body
When you wake up, the first thing that you should put in your body is water. Try to do this as soon as possible. Start with 16oz and if possible, try to get your first litre of water in within an hour of waking up. Water is required for every system in your body to function, and in order for you to optimally thrive and create daily wellness, you need to be consistent about hydration. Most of us experience the low energy and cloudy thinking that can be a result of under-hydration. After sleeping for several hours, your body is thirsty. Make water the absolute first thing you put in your body in the morning and see how it influences your energy levels and mindset. Always keep a glass or bottle of water near your bed. Make this a part of your nightly routine.
Say Something Positive
Today is a good day for a good day. It just takes a moment of gratitude to initiate a positive attitude. Think something positive while you brush your teeth, or hype yourself up in the shower. Think about three things that you are grateful for in this present moment. There are many thing in life that we simply cannot control, but by taking the few second to acknowledge what you are grateful for in that moment creates a healthy mindset and with daily practice, can help to decrease some stress.
Take Your Greens
Maybe you already pile your plate high with leafy greens, or perhaps you have obstacles that prevent you from getting your daily plant based foods. Whether you’re not getting enough, or are already including a healthy amount, it’s undeniable that the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients from nutrient dense vegetables and fruits provide you with the building blocks for optimal wellness. By adding in just 2 teaspoons of Enerex Mixed Berry Greens to your day you can create these wellness benefits and get in all of your daily requirements for servings of vegetables and fruits. Do this first thing in the morning and you’re essentially streamlining yourself nutrients and the tools to support your body and mind in feeling nourished, while also increasing your natural energy, stamina and vitality - before you’ve even had your first cup of coffee.
A good morning routine should be an essential and rhythmic form of structure. These 5 simple hacks are enough to set your body and mind up for a better day. You can think of this as your pre-morning routine. It’s something you do before breakfast, a morning workout, before you tackle your to-do list or begin give your time and energy to others. Even on a slow weekend morning, continue to practice these 5 habits, just a little slower, and with more meaningful intention.