6 Powerful Morning Routines

 A morning routine is said to boost happiness, increase productivity, reduce stress levels, and get you grounded and settled for the day. It’s about getting started on the right foot.

A morning routine also allows you to start your morning with intention, rather than letting the day run away from you. You control the day; the day doesn’t control you. This positive feeling of being on top of things has resulted in a positive feeling and effect on your entire day.

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Let’s talk about some of the things you might want to add to your morning routine.

Here are the 6 powerful morning routines that will make your whole day so much better:

1. Make Your Bed:

Yes, making your bed is technically a chore, but it can also be a deceptively simple and tiny way to make yourself feel good. The reasons are manifold: It goes a long way in making your space (and mind) less cluttered, it encourages good sleep hygiene (who doesn’t want to crawl into a freshly made bed at the end of the day?), and it might do some surprising psychological work behind the scenes too.

2. Put off Checking your Phone:

Every time we check our phones — especially after a long time away, like when we’re sleeping — we invite a flood of stimulation and bullshit into our brain space. For such a tiny device, your phone holds a lot of potential stressors, like news notifications, your bank account balance, and texts that demand your attention right now. And for many of us, once we check our phones, we’re pretty much plugged in for the rest of the day. Why not delay that just a little bit?

“Wouldn’t it be great to maintain that general level of calm as long as you can? Our bodies and our reactive emotional systems should reduce how long we’re feeling stress in a day.”

3. Drink Some Water:

The benefits of drinking water are well documented. You know you should be hydrating throughout the day, but a glass of water in the morning kind of gets the whole process going. Not just physiologically (because, hey, you’re getting some water in your body after eight-ish hours of not drinking), but also mentally. Anyone else sometimes makes it to noon or later only to realize they haven’t, uh, had a drop of the stuff? Making a routine of knocking back your first glass in the morning can help a lot.

4. Take a Cold Shower:

This one may seem a little extreme, but many people swear by taking cold showers each morning. It’s similar to athletes who take ice baths, although slightly less frigid.

Why a cold shower? Because it can increase blood flow, burn away unhealthy fat, and release dopamine into the body. Like exercise, it kicks starts your body.

5. 10 Minutes of Meditation:

Many moguls meditate first thing in the morning. They’re not alone in this practice, and studies show that daily meditation can help reduce stress and anxiety.

Meditation provides the mind with a daily single-task workout so you can remain focused on completing one thing at a time, instead of being mentally pulled in multiple directions. It can improve your productivity by supporting your ability to stay present.

6. Read a Book:

Starting your day with reading a book has many good signs and benefits. Reading the book in the morning can exercise your mind and make you fresh.

It can make to realize ignorance and you can see a brighter view of life. It can reduce the stress level by almost 56%. Besides, reading helps you increase your knowledge and develop your social life and much more.

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