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5 Life-Changing Morning Habits

March 4, 2020
By Anesa McGregor , Emmetsburg News

This was one of those days when I couldn't think of anything to write about. One of my favorite websites when I need something positive to focus on is Unlike so many websites, I feel this one really has some interesting and useful information on it.

Many of us claim that the way we begin our morning sets the tone for the entire day. Unfortunately, most people rush around and don't take the time to set an intention for their day. Starting your day on the right foot doesn't necessarily mean you won't hit any roadblocks. However, it will help you better handle any issues you may face.

Here are five habits that will change your life:

1. Meditation.

Meditation quiets the mind eases the body and soul. While meditation might seem tedious or challenging at first, anything worthwhile takes time and effort.

2. Eat a healthy breakfast.

Many people don't even take the time for breakfast anymore, but this can damage the metabolism in the long run. It only takes ten or fifteen minutes in the morning to prepare a healthy meal, and your body and cells will thank you for nourishing them.

3. Go for a sunrise walk.

An altered circadian rhythm affects us in more ways than we realize. How can we reset our circadian rhythm?

For starters, taking a morning walk when cortisol levels are high can help us get back on track with regular sleep because the light signals our brains that it's time to wake up. It's best to get direct sunlight because our skin needs to absorb Vitamin D from the sun.

It's been found that misalignment of circadian rhythms can cause everything from cardiovascular disease to altered hormones and heart rates. So, this morning habit is vital to your sleep quality and overall health.

4. Journal.

Keeping a gratitude journal will help your mind stay focused on all the positive things in your life.

5. Drink plenty of water.

Most Americans suffer from chronic dehydration; in fact, 75% of us don't get enough water. That's a staggering amount and could partially explain why depression, chronic fatigue, and other illnesses are on the rise.

How you begin your day usually determines how the rest of the day will go. If you wake up in a bad mood and don't take time to align your energies and set intentions, your day will probably unfold in the same manner. However, if you wake up, go for a quick jog, hydrate, eat a healthy breakfast, and meditate, your mind will feel much better prepared to take on the day's challenges.

Learning stress management can improve our health and help us integrate beneficial morning habits into our routines.



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