Top 9 Ways to Create a Perfect Morning Routine For the New Year
Written by Dr. Sean Medlin and Dr. Krystal Czegus / Updated on January 10, 2018 / 0 comments
This month Clear Connections is focusing on bringing in the New Year and that starts with the perfect morning routine. This will make the difference between a great day or a horrible one and the best part is it only takes 20-30 minutes! Here are the top 9 elementents of a perfect morning routine that you can do too.
After sleep during which you stay mainly sedentary for hours, taking the time to slowly move your muscles will be a satisfying start to the day. If it works for toddlers, who need more shut-eye than adults, it can work for you, too.
2. Start with protein instead of dairy.
Cereal may be a common breakfast, but it’s not the best choice for the early hours. Food is your body’s fuel, and protein might be a better choice. Try having a protein-rich meal like eggs instead. Your body will work harder to digest it — making sleep less likely — and it will provide you with the energy you need.
3. Start your morning the night before.
Spending a few minutes the night before to get prepared for the next day can save you a significant amount of time in the morning. Before going to bed, pick out what you’re wearing to work and make a quick to-do list with the essential things to get done the next day.
Not only will these actions save you time, but it can make the morning less stressful. That’s a win-win.
4. Let there be light.
Whether it’s natural or artificial, light sends a signal to your brain that it’s time to be awake and to stop producing melatonin, a sleep-regulating hormone. Flipping on light switches when you get up will help you get into gear.
5. Work Out.
You knew this was coming, right?
Working out makes you healthier and stronger, and it increases longevity. Doctors, gurus, and mental health experts all advocate regular exercise. To get more out of your morning, get moving.
Next week we will finish off the list and help you complete your perfect morning routine. Please leave any comments or feedback below because we always love to know how you are doing!
Yours in Health,
Team at CCC
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