Not a Morning Person: 5 Healthy Ways to Start Your Day

Not a morning person? Neither am I… But! I have found a few things to make my morning into a better routine to make for a more productive day.

 

1. Keep it HOT!

They say breakfast is the best way to start the day but I and many others disagree! About have an hour before breakfast make yourself your own variation of a hot tea of hot water infusion. This could be your favourite herbal tea (mine is a tie between green or peppermint), or a concoction of hot water and lemon with any other ingredients that boost your energy and metabolism. Some ideas are: honey, cinnamon, mint, orange, ginger, lime, or cayenne pepper. Do some research and see what tickles your fancy! This can be a good way to cut down on your caffeine intake (don’t cut it out all together as coffee can have some anti oxidant benefits when taken in small quantities in it’s most pure form), and also give you energy for the rest of the day, boost your metabolism, clear your skin, and clear out your digestive system in the same way hot soapy water will clear out a sink drain, and for this reason I recommend doing it before bed as well.

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2. Break Fast

After your hot drink to treat your digestive system it’s time to break the fast, literally! Ever wondered why it’s called ‘breakfast’? Because you are breaking the fast your body has had while it has been sleeping. There’s your fun fact of the day, now moving on… Any good breakfast should include healthy fats, greens, and something you like. Did you freak out when I said greens? Well it’s actually easier than you think to slip them in with out even noticing! Try a green smoothie! Perhaps frozen pineapple and banana, some berries, a splash of coconut water and a little bit of spinach. Voila! Or how about avo and tomato on toast seasoned with lemon, salt and pepper and put some alfalfa sprouts on top! I love a bit of coriander with mine too! I may dedicate a whole blog post to this in the not-so- 
distant future.

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3. Break a Sweat!

I know you’re probably thinking, ‘Becky this is literally the LAST thing I want to do when I get up,’ but trust me, getting up is the hardest part! And if you’ve successfully ticked off steps one and two of this post you’ll be ready to go with some serious energy to get that blood pumping to release those endorfins! Also, don’t think you need to run your little heart out for a whole hour because guess what? You’ll burn yourself out for the rest of the day and you probably won’t stick to doing that everyday! Get creative! Head to the outdoors for a workout: take a hike somewhere scenic, go for a bike ride, or a swim at the beach! Or take a class: try Zumba, yoga, hot yoga, spinning, or a dance class. There are so many ways to stay active other than your text book lifting weights and going for runs. Not that there’s anything wrong with these but try and mix it up to keep you from getting bored. As much as we would all like to be active everyday, sometimes thats just not realistic. So if you’re short on time or just not feeling your best, maybe just try some simple stretching at home. Get on google or download a yoga app and just go at your own pace. This option also ties in with my next suggestion.

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4.Take a Minute…

Reserve a short time for yourself every morning to meditate. Your brain goes a mile a minute through out the day so give it some time out to re-boot. However, it can be easier said than done to clear your mind and think of nothing so try putting on some relaxing music and reminding yourself what you are grateful for or set an intention for the day. One that doesn’t include your many errands. Perhaps start with one minute and increase the time everyday or sit through a guided meditation on youtube. You’ll be surprised that difference it will make to your day!

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5. Jot it Down!

And last but not least, before you whip out the door to run around town trying to get a million and one things done, make a list! In our busy day it’s easy to forget that dry cleaning you had to pick up, or that particular ingredient you needed for dinner but you’ve got no excuse if it’s written down! Sometimes we really underestimate the usefulness of a simple list. So now you can stop racking your brain for that extra thing you swear you needed to do and be super productive all day!

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