10 Practices to Add to Your Morning Routine, And Why

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Meditation or prayer at the start of the day can be quite beneficial. Meditation helps mental health.

Plan for the Day

Planning your day when you get up, whether on your phone, a hanging calendar, or an appointment book, can help you be productive, focused, and peaceful.

Go for a Walk

Some people do intense morning exercises, but 15 minutes of moderate activity can be healthy.

Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness is beneficial throughout the day, but especially in the morning. Thanking everyone and everything is a great way to start the day.

Practice Self-Care

Many of us put self-care off until the weekend or evening. Making time for yourself in the morning may improve your mood.

Eat Breakfast

Many of us skip breakfast, which should be obvious. A healthy breakfast can improve your physical and mental wellbeing.

Drink a Full Glass of Water

Consider drinking a full glass of water with breakfast. A full 8-ounce glass is typical. Water is needed for numerous body functions.

Say Positive Affirmations

Affirmations can boost your confidence in the morning. Writing them down may motivate, reduce negativity, and improve your mood.

Take Time to Stretch

It's tempting to jump in the shower just after waking up or getting off the treadmill. Perhaps some mild stretches are in order.

A Word From Verywell

When you arrive at work, tidy up. Unorganized spaces might overwhelm you, leading to procrastination.