The primary step toward having a happier and more productive day is to create a morning routine that sets a positive tone for the rest of your day.

Researchers from a 2009 University of Leipzig study concluded that “morning people were more proactive than evening types.” – and there are loads of reasons why!

From adopting life-changing habits to engaging in practices that revamp your mental and physical health; there are tons of ways to incorporate healthy activities into your morning routines.

1. Practice Mindfulness

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We all deal with some kind of stress, and most times, it amplifies as the day unfolds. That is why it is important to start your morning with some uplifting mindfulness activities. Try to reserve a few minutes for silent contemplation at the start of every day.

During those peaceful moments: pray, meditate, envision or reflect — whatever works for you. That short pause is a lot more powerful than you think, as it can put you in a great mindset for the rest of the day.

2. Check In With Your Goals

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With every day comes a new list of responsibilities and challenges.

As overwhelming as they can be, it is always helpful to take a step back and check in with your goals for the day when you get up in the morning. This practice will help you get an early feel of how your day will go, anticipate what may/may not happen, and most importantly, plan your schedule accordingly.

3. Exercise

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Waking up at the crack of dawn to break a sweat and get sore doesn’t sound like the best idea to many people, but it totally is worth it. Moving your body serves as a tremendous source of energy, something many of need when our day is just getting started.

4. Water Water Water!

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Not only can dehydration give you an annoying headache, but it can also make it hard for you to concentrate throughout the course of your day. While many people typically opt for a cup of coffee or tea in the morning, it is also very imperative not to forget about your H2O intake!

According to The Mind Unleashed, you should drink about four glasses or 640ml of water when you get up in the morning. This fires up your metabolism, hydrates you, flushes out toxins, and gives your brain the fuel it needs to overcome the day successfully.

5. Keep Your Phone Away

Avoid starting your mornings off by checking the news or obsessing over your social media feed to catch up on what you missed overnight. This type of behavior could influence your mood negatively and make you glued to social media throughout the day. 

Allow people will bring up in conversation any emergencies that require your immediate attention.

Starting off your day with positive vibes makes all the difference, we promise!

Photo Credit: Jacquelyn Smith, Strelka Institute/Flickr, 

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