Most of us intuitively know about the importance of starting the day off right. Think about what happens if you stub your toe on the dresser after getting up in the morning. You become grouchy and that feeling carries over into a large part of your day.
When you have a morning ritual that’s relaxing and energizing, you’re more likely to feel good while getting ready for work. This good feeling can often travel well into the progression of your work day. This article will tell you a few reasons why you should create a morning ritual for yourself.
Wake Up Early
Some people might object to getting up earlier than they absolutely need to in order to get to work on time. Many people don’t get enough sleep as it is. But if you wake up an hour or even 90 minutes earlier, you’ll be a lot more relaxed once your body gets accustomed to the early rising. If you have a family, you’re also less likely to get interrupted by children or your spouse. Lastly, you’ll have time in the morning to get your favorite morning beverage and just unwind before getting ready for work.
Why You Should Breathe (More) In The Morning
The benefits of meditation are practically endless. One major benefit of morning meditation is that you won’t need your morning coffee after your breathing session. That’s because the parasympathetic nervous system brings about a deeper state of relaxation when you meditate. After your meditation session, your endorphins will energize you and help you get through your day. No coffee needed. Plus, morning meditation makes you more adaptable to the hiccups that occur during the day. Report due in 30 minutes? No problem. Traffic jam? Nothing you can’t handle. Morning meditation does this and more.
Everyone knows how important it is to exercise. But many people sit behind a screen for hours on end, so moving your body whenever possible becomes even more imperative. Doing a minimum of 50 minutes of a form of exercise such as running, yoga, or cardio can give you a much-needed energy boost for your work day.
One activity you might want to consider doing in the morning is engaging in some form of personal development. You could journal, read your favorite personal development blogs, or read a biography or self-help book for 30 minutes. All of these activities can get your day off to a great start by gathering inspiration from people who excelled in their respective fields.