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Rituals That Can Change Your Life

Your mornings are very important weather your day will be good day or a bad day. There are some habits that you can establish to put you on the path of stringing together good day after good day. Here we have some rituals that we recommend to follow.

1. Wake Up Earlier

This is main priority in order to fit in a fantastic morning you’re going to need some extra time compared to your current routine.

If you’ve turned into a night owl because of the peace and quiet it affords, you’ll be satisfied by the same peace and quiet an early morning provides, and it’s simply a matter of shifting your personal time to the wee hours of the morning rather than late at night. The difference to your body is noticeable.

The Ideal Time to Wake Up

Wake up in conjunction with circadian rhythms if possible. Early morning, is a great time to wake up because you have time to catch the sunrise. Give yourself an hour and a half before you have to be out the door.

2. Drink Warm Lemon Water

Drinking a glass of warm water with lemon is first thing in the morning to start your day. It’s like oil for the Tinman as it goes to work lubricating all of your different internal systems.

Warm water is good for your body in early mornings; it is not a shock to your system. The lemon will help get your system ready for the coming meals. You can add a bit of honey to it as well if you want to cut down on some of the tartness.

When you wake up in the morning you’ve just gone without water for about 8 hours, so it’s important to turn things around and start up the flow of water again. What you don’t want to do is leave out the water and go along with your day, having breakfast and other beverages before addressing your need for water.

3. Do a Stretching Routine

Doing stretching is great way to start you morning to wake your muscles up and get them ready for the day ahead. You should always modify any workout to your own abilities, and search until you find one that resonates with you.

You can do some yoga routine, or an exercise routine, if you want or trying to lose weight. However, if you do not do exercise  regularly we recommend starting off with just some morning stretches until that becomes a habit, and then transitioning into yoga and other exercises.

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How Long Do I Have to Stretch?

It doesn’t matter how long you stretch, just as long as you do it. If you only have a few minutes for it, just do a few minutes. You’ll find that as you develop the habit, you’ll end up stretching for longer periods of time, and it will naturally expand on its own without the need to force yourself to do it for a set time.

4 Dry Brush Your Body

Dry brushing the body is an Ayurvedic practice that helps improve your circulation and slough off dead skin cells.

Brushing towards your heart is essential, and you’ll want to start at your extremities and work your way in, covering all of your parts before hopping in the shower.

Dry brushing will help leave your skin feeling smoother, and you’ll notice the difference after you’ve dried off. Apply a moisturizer afterward to retain that suppleness.

Which Brush to Use?

Choose a brush that is good at exfoliating, but not one that is so rough you don’t look forward to using it. A dry loofah or other brush designed to scrub the skin works best. You don’t want it to be too soft on your skin or it won’t do the job, but if you opt for a softer brush you can apply more pressure so that it works.

5.  Listen to Uplifting Music or Audio book

Starting your morning with music is the perfect way to set yourself up for success. It can give you something to look forward to in the morning, and sets you up with the right mindset to greet the day.

You can adjust your music for the type of day you want to have, whether you need something that gets you pumped for an action-packed day, or something more soothing so you can handle a stressful day.

Choosing the Right Audio

Whether you pick a group of songs, or an audio book that inspires you, is up to you. Choose your songs carefully though, as they can get stuck in your head, and if this sort of thing drives you crazy you might be better off listening to a book.

6.  Meditate for a Few Minutes

Right now you should be in a really happy place, a green smoothie coursing through your digestive system, and all of the helpful things you’ve done should all be having a cumulative effect. There’s no better time to sit and clear your mind for a few minutes.

Choose a position that you find comfortable, and decide if you’d like music or not. Just sitting and listening to the silence can be enough for most.Try to meditate and you will see big difference.

 

There are also things to Avoid That Can Send Your Day Off Course

Morning News –If you have time in the morning we recommended to meditate.

While it’s good to stay abreast of the latest happenings, you’ll do yourself a huge favour by missing out on the more upsetting things that have happened overnight. By lunchtime the biggest news will have made it to you, and if it’s something really big you can catch yourself up on the Internet in a matter of minutes.

Big Breakfast – A big breakfast is not recommended, even if it’s balanced and full of healthy things. Your digestion is weakest in the morning, and bombarding it with a big load of food will only set you up for a sluggish morning. Unless you plan on doing some intense activity to burn it off, stick to a light breakfast and have a snack later if you get hungry before lunch.

Stimulants – Many of us reach instinctively for a cup of coffee in the morning to get us going, or need an energy drink before we consider the day started. But these are just crutches that could be masking a lack of sleep or nutrition. Drop the stimulants and continue to make positive changes until you don’t feel you need them anymore.

Sleeping In – These are morning *rituals* we’re starting here, and you can’t expect them to change your life unless you stick to them religiously. Taking the weekends off of your routine is a sure way to disrupt the good habits you’ve formed during the week, and regress to your old ways. Stay the course, even on the weekends, and you’ll reap all of the benefits.If you meditate before sleep you will see big difference.

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