Daily Habits of Care for your Body

What you do in the morning can set the tone for what happens until you go back to bed. Start your day with rituals that make you feel powerful and alive.

Mornings are a busy time for many families just getting everyone out of the door on time.

On the other hand, you and your kids may be spending your days at home. That can be just as stressful as commuting, especially if you’re concerned about your health and finances.

The specific habits you choose will depend on your values and goals. Start small and have fun experimenting. This week’s messages I will be sharing some simple morning habits to have to help you get through the day. Let’s start with empowering our bodies.

Empowering Morning Rituals for Your Body:

  1. Skip the snooze button. Do you feel groggy even after 8 hours of sleep? The trouble could be your snooze button. It interrupts your body’s natural waking process. That can cause sleep inertia that lasts for hours.

  2. Drink water. You may want to postpone your first cup of coffee. Plain water will rehydrate your organs and make you feel more alert. You can add a little flavor with berries, herbs, or cucumber slices. Most people don’t know that a little room temperature or warm water will jump start your daily digestion.

  3. Eat breakfast. You also need to refuel. Enjoy a balanced meal of traditional breakfast foods or heat up some leftovers. Smart choices include Greek yogurt with fruit, a smoothie or anything that will leave you feeling “light”.

  4. Work out. Complete your main exercise session or move around a little, especially if you’ll be sitting at a computer for hours. Choose an activity that you love, like yoga or swimming. I personally enjoy a light morning walk to set the tone for my daily self-care.

  5. Weigh yourself. If you’re trying to lose excess weight, stepping on the scale each day may help. Keep in mind that daily fluctuations are natural, so look for upward or downward trends. I know there are people that say don’t weigh yourself daily. Personally, if I don’t weigh, I gain *facepalm* it’s almost like out of sight out of mind for me however if this habit does more danger than good for you, don’t do it.

  6. Go outdoors. Morning light wakes up your body and starts a hormone cycle that prepares you for restful sleep at night. Sit on your patio or bike to work.

I hope you found these tips helpful and will begin to use a few if you don’t already! In addition to these. Always remember to repeat your affirmations, even if you don’t believe them yet. Repeat after me.

Affirmations: I am focused on starting my days focused on taking care of my body. I eat nutritious meals that energize me. I am focused on staying hydrated every day. I love to move every morning and don’t delay the start of my day.

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