A healthy morning routine helps to kickstart your day off the right way by helping us to stay focused and motivated.
But it's about more than that, our bodies and minds are naturally wired to respond well to routine. By instilling healthy habits into your morning routine, you're making it easy for your brain to do the things that will help to improve your days.
Here's some easy AM routine basics to boost your day-to-day:
1. Aim to wake up around the same time everyday
We all follow a 24-hour cycle called circadian rhythm that dictates our wakefulness and sleepiness. The internal “clock” that resides in our body likes to respect this rhythm so we know when to wake up. Therefore, you are to follow this instruction and aim to get out of bed at the same time every morning.
After sleeping for 8 hours, your body will be dehydrated without drinking water. It's important to drink a full glass of water when you wake to rehydrate.
3. Your AM skincare + shower routine
A simple but effective skincare routine helps to set you up for the day ahead, while also preparing your skin for environmental stressors such as sunlight and pollution. It's also important to use non-toxic, sulphate + paraben free products in your shower - Energise AM Body Cleanser is formulated to stimulate and invigorate the senses with notes of amber + citrus.
4. Fuel your body with a balanced breakfast
It's the best time of day to fuel your body and really sets you up for the rest of day. Aim for a balanced, blood-sugar friendly breakfast that includes protein, healthy fat and carbohydrates.
5. Move your body
It's important to do some stretching after keeping your body still for 8 hours while you sleep. This stops your muscles from setting and increases mobility, leading to more flexibility and less risk of injury/stiffness. A gentle walk can also help to clear your mind and boost endorphins ready for the day ahead.