January 27, 2022

In our society, being productive and hustling to achieve your dreams has bled into our morning routines. Don’t get me wrong, being productive is a good thing, but we should be protecting those precious morning hours and gear them towards something much more needed than productivity. Keep reading to learn why morning self-care is so important and how to make your mornings more energizing than ever.

Physical Health

Having a consistent morning self-care routine can really boost your physical health. Start your day off right by taking care of your skin. Whatever your skin needs, whether it be exfoliating or deep cleansing- do it. When your skin feels and looks good, the rest of your body will follow.

Adding some sort of physical activity into your morning routine is a very positive form of self-care. Since your body has been inactive for a very long period of time while you were sleeping, engaging in some form of physical movement such as stretching or taking a short walk will do you a world of good. Even if it is slow-paced, it is a great way to wake your body up and ward off any tension and stiffness during the day.

Taking the time to nourish your body with quality food and drink in the morning is also important to your physical health. Instead of grabbing something quick and sugary as you’re running out the door, make time to cook a healthy breakfast and sit down to enjoy it. You will start your day on the right foot and stay satiated until your next meal. This will also help curb those cravings so you don’t end up snacking on those unhealthy chips in your desk drawer.

Mental Health

The constant hustle and bustle of your everyday life can take a toll on your mental health. This never-ending need to be productive and make progress often bleeds into our morning routines. That is an exhausting way to start your day!

Instead, add some activities in your morning self-care routine that will improve your mental health rather than sabotage it. For example, taking five minutes to make your bed and declutter your space will help you clear your mind and make you feel like you accomplished something.

Other activities like meditating/praying, journaling, and reading have been proven to have a profound effect on your mental health. Journaling helps you organize and process your thoughts so you can analyze your well-being. Keeping a gratitude journal will guarantee that you start your day with a positive mindset.

Even if you only have five minutes, do something that is going to positively impact your mental health. It doesn’t have to be expensive or make sense to anybody else but you. Listen to your favorite music or serial killer podcast. Do yoga or run two miles. It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you do it for yourself.

We all want a better morning. Taking care of physical and mental health by having a killer morning self-care routine will do just that, and more.

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