We all have our morning rituals, and while some deserve to be called ‘nourishing’, others leave something to be desired. Oversleeping and brushing your teeth while trying to get dressed doesn’t really sound like the best possible way to start your day, and beginnings count for more than we give them credit for. When you start off your morning right, chances are your entire day will go swimmingly as well.
That’s precisely why it’s important to make the time and nourish yourself every single morning so that each and every one of your days would be filled with joy, positivity, and productivity. So let’s uncover this secret recipe so you can start reaping the benefits as of today.
Health, with a twist, hold the rocks
Usually, when you wake up, you wobble and stumble, still half-asleep, looking for your coffee pot. This is your first mistake. Your body needs fuel, but that fuel is to be found in a healthy breakfast. However, the thing that comes before all others is a glass of lukewarm water with lemon. This little ‘invention’ will speed up your metabolism, purify your skin, serve as an amazing detox drink and give you an early vitamin C boost. Adding a few drops of quality organic oil, like coconut, makes this energizing beverage all the more appetizing.
After that, it’s time for a healthy and balanced breakfast, and only after that comes the coffee.
If you prefer a morning run over meditation, that is perfectly fine, as cardio has proven as an effective energy booster, according to Psychological Bulletin. Still, meditation comes with dozens of other perks for your body and mind, such as alleviating anxiety and stress, as well as enhancing positivity, productivity, and emotional intelligence. These and many other benefits are something we all need and crave, and now science is telling us that meditation can provide all of that and more.
So, steal the time, drown out the noise, at least for a little while and be one with your (good) thoughts.
Hop into the shower
There’s absolutely no better wake-up call than a great morning shower. Still, this shouldn’t be one of those hop-in-and-out situations. To truly give your body the nourishment it deserves, steal some time from your hectic schedule and pamper yourself with amazing, natural, and organic spa bathing products that will awaken your senses and make you feel like a goddess. A great trick is to hang a eucalyptus plant to your shower head. The steam will release beneficial oils from the plant to help de-stress and fight viral and bacterial infections.
Another amazing morning hack involves switching between hot and cold water. There is an entire philosophy behind the hot and cold shower therapy, so make sure you read up and learn how to do this properly and get the most out of this routine.
To love and to cherish
The importance of what we put inside our body is equal to what we put on it. Therefore, having a great morning ritual to invigorate and rejuvenate the face is an absolute necessity. Gently cleanse your face with a great natural cleanser you can make on your own, apply sunblock, and moisturizer. Get dolled up – it’s a miracle how looking great can improve your mood in an instant.
Of course, you can’t go out and conquer the world with your now spiking energy and sharpness without any clothes on. As it’s summer, in order to maintain that great feeling you’ve invested your entire morning to accomplish, breathable and light clothing are there to help. Therefore, surround yourself with bamboo clothing, cotton, as well as natural silk and linen. They feel wonderful on the skin, they are eco-friendly and will make sure you are comfortable and allow your skin to breathe throughout the day.
Only happy thoughts allowed
Create a personal mantra – it can be a famous quote by someone you look up to, or even something you came up with on your own. It doesn’t matter where the thought comes from as long as it keeps you positive throughout the day. More than that, before leaving the house, take a look in the mirror and note at least three things you love about yourself, your life, or your achievements. This will fill you with a sense of gratitude and if you make a habit of it, your brain will get accustomed to a positive outlook, and your entire perspective will shift for the better.
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Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty and style blogger and eco-lifestyle lover. She is very passionate about natural skincare, yoga and mindful living. Sophia writes mostly in beauty related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She has contributed to a number of publications including: Eco Warrior Princess, How to Simplify, Urban Naturale, Art of Healthy Living, Just Haves and How to Simplify.
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