The way we approach mornings can make a huge difference in how we feel for the rest of the day.
But do you make the most out of your mornings? Or do you drag yourself out of your bed, hastily make your tea or coffee and get your breakfast in you before leaving for work?
Maybe a few simple rituals will help to make your mornings more awesome, and the rest of your day better.
Here are 9 ways in which you can make your day worthwhile:
1. Rising With The Sun
Generally, we tend to wake up a bit late – maybe 8 am or 9 am. Even during that time, it seems like we are tired. But if you are capable of waking up early, then it brings a whole new energy. You see the beauty of the sun rising up and the day unfolding. The morning air fills your lungs. There are even studies which show that morning people get high scores in school as well as feel happier.
A bit of stretching always helps us feel good. So, start with stretching your limbs a bit more. Try to get out those aches and make the blood circulate around your body. Even a 5-minute stretching work out will feel awesome.
3. Oil Pulling
Kavala or oil-pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice which requires you to swish around one teaspoon of oil in your mouth for about ten to twenty minutes. This oil has a way to detoxify your mouth by taking away any kind of bacteria out of your oral space. Plus, it has antibacterial and antiviral properties. It might even help you with gingivitis. The best thing it does is give you a fresh breath and make your feel refreshed from the start.
4. Ginger Water and Lemon Water
Ginger and lemon both have amazing qualities. Combining them together will bring about massive benefits to your health. Lemon, on one hand, is high in nutrients like vitamins, iron, magnesium, calcium, etc. Ginger has antibacterial, and antiviral qualities They help to fight off acidity and help in bringing a bit of immune boost in your body. It will help to keep you active too. Cut half a lemon and squeeze it in a container. Then add water to it. Add a zest of ginger for taste. Use warm water for best results.
5. Meditation In Motion
While most people go for still meditation with Lotus position, it is highly unlikely that it is a suitable meditation, especially for people with a chaotic mind like those in the West. Eastern people have a calm mindset in general. So, for people who always carry a bit of chaos in their minds, Qigong is a great meditation – moving meditation. You can do it for 5 to 10 minutes and with the movements, you can align your body, mind and soul.
6. Singing Bowl Bath
Singing bowls have the ability to generate such a sound that it can instantly create an influence on our brains. It will influence the theta waves of our brains which makes us feel calm. It is very spiritual too – it brings about a feeling of utmost serenity. It’s a great way to start the morning.
8. Green Smoothies
Green smoothies are great to bring back the morning health to your body and make the morning worth it. Make a blend of spinach, carrots, pineapple, as well as mix it up with up with coconut oil, sultana or spirulina. Put it all in a blender and blend it up. If you don’t have all the items, then just cut out on carbs. Cereals may taste good but have terrible nutritional value. Go for scrambled eggs or tomato sandwich instead.
9. Deep Breathing
There’s nothing that can beat the morning deep breaths. Just go out, enjoy the scenery around and take deep breaths. Feel alive, be connected to the universe. Feel free. It is the best way to start your day – being reinvigorated in every way possible.