Rise and shine sound good to hear but, do you actually feel and do it? If your answer is no, then this article is for you.
Now, the final question which everyone answers is negative. What do you do when you wake up? You hold your mobile and scroll through the news feed. Correct me if I am wrong. This is the exact point where you fail your morning in the first place.
Here are the five effective morning rituals or routines, whatever you’d like to call it, that you should do after you wake up. Prepare yourself for a productive day and win the day!
1. Make 21 days challenge
You all might have heard that it takes about 21 days to form a new habit, and it works like magic only if you put your heart and soul to commit to it. Whether it be a physical exercise, mental wellness workout, or anything, you can challenge yourself and stick to it.
There’s no hard and fast rule into guiding you on what to do and what not. It’s that simple. It just needs your effort, patience, dedication and there you have a new healthy habit embracing you. Accept this challenge if you:
- Are ready to experience the power of boundary setting in your life.
- Are ready to take care of yourself.
- Want to create daily rituals for success.
2. Exercise and get fresh air
Taking the help of a 21 days challenge, you can inculcate this exercise routine in your daily morning ritual. You don’t know how important exercising it until you make it a habit. Apart from the immense health benefits it provides, it also works wonders for mental health.
Talking about fresh air, research has shown that fresh air helps strengthen the immune system, improves blood pressure and heart rates, helps in digesting food, and reduces obesity rates. This all leads to a healthier you therefore must be included in the everyday routine of your day.
- Increased Creativity
- Increased Productivity
- Lessens slugginess
- Helps in Weight Management
- Improved sleep
- Improved brain function
- Activates bodily cells
3. Pray or meditate
“Prayer is you speaking to God. Meditation is allowing the spirit to speak to you”- Deepak Chopra
Praying and meditating both overlap in several terms and can be done combined but it totally depends upon how an individual wants to do it. Many people are unaware of the fact that praying is the part or phase of meditation. So, someone who prays a lot can be called a good meditator.
Moving to the part of the implementation, you can simply do a 5 to 10 minutes meditation. While doing that let your thoughts roam around striking and knocking on each other’s door which ultimately brings you a sense of calmness.
- Practise of Gratitude
- Gives a sense of Forgiveness
- Positive Attitude
- Heals Wounds
- Reduction of Anger, Ego, and Greed
4. Plan your day
“Good Fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning”- Thomas Edison
What if you don’t plan a trip and you are set to go? Would it be worth it? No, right! The same thing applies in the case of planning your day. It jumbles up. You won’t be able to complete even a single task properly.
On that account, you need to plan your day and set priorities for the work that is important to you and to create balance in your life. Know the power of the scheduled day and experience the superpower it offers. Other advantages are:
- Increased Efficiency
- Decreased Procrastination
- Peace of Mind
- Reduction of Stress
- Better Prioritization
5. Make your bed
“If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished
the first task of the day”- William H.McRaven
Making a bed seems a minimalistic approach to win a morning but
it will give you a sense of pride and will encourage you to do more tasks. Plus, your room will look clean and tidy which will just take less than a minute.
Apart from that if you face a miserable day, you will get encouragement thinking that today has been worse but tomorrow would be better. So, why not do it. More benefits could be:
- Better productivity
- Improved Focus
Now it’s your turn to make things work and turn them into reality. Else, you can also customize your own kind of morning routine based on the above tips. Just stick to it and maintain consistency.
Also, don’t make it complicated thinking that you have to start big. Start small and work your way up.
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