Pick me ups that are even better than coffee.
– KEYS SOULCARE
Each morning, we have the power to set the tone for our day. Does yours begin with pressing the snooze button (over and over and over…), rising at dawn for a candlelight Vinyasa session, or somewhere in the middle? Setting intentions early, and taking time for calming practices, means we can begin the day just feeling good, so we’ve rounded up four ways to give yourself some well-deserved self-care.
Before diving in on your to do list, liven up your morning with these simple stretches. Classic yoga poses such as cat-cow or child’s pose wake up the spine and bring flexibility and awareness to mind and body.
2. Drink lemon water
We’re team hydration for many reasons, but drinking water with lemon first thing has a number of added benefits. Simply squeeze half a lemon into eight ounces of water. Not only does it add a little flavor, but many studies highlight the boost of vitamin C as a digestive reset.
3. Share a kind word in the mirror
Set the tone for your day by incorporating a mantra into your rise-and-shine routine. Speaking life into your goals for the day can help set the focus on what will serve you. Wellness website Thrive Global recommends the mantra, “Things are always working out in my favor” as a way to remind yourself that even in the unpredictable journey that is life, all things can happen if you have faith.
4. Stick to the routine
Make a practice of these tips, practice as a routine and stick to them! Consistency is key to creating an intentional start to your day; a thoughtful approach to your earliest hours can open a path for more peace and productivity. Turning these subtle shifts into a habit can lead to big changes.
We want to hear from you! What are some of the ways you can show yourself love in the morning?