How important are morning rituals in life? I realized during COVID-19 work from home. This was the time to rethink and re-energize ourselves. I found this time very important to focus on my habits and routines. There are some natural ways in which you can always change your lifestyle.
“A person is a man of habits, so if you learned a bad habit, you could replace it with a new good habit.”
There is no issue in changing your life for the better. I am sure these are my rituals, which will help you in uplifting the game.
Power of 4 Morning Rituals
Drink water first thing in the morning:
Your body made up of 72% of water, meaning it is indispensable with water intake. You need a certain amount of water to survive and to function well. Drinking water in the morning is a healthy habit. Water helps your systems work every day. Cardiovascular system needs to oxygenate the blood and distribute to the body parts. Digestion and the urinary system need lots of water to break down glucose in the food. And to disintegrate the glucose and nutrients from uric acid & urea. Many hormones work upon the increase and decrease in the level of water content.
The lifestyle habits make you prone to many issues. Such as acne, decreased bone strength, increased rate of aging, heart rate increment, skin damage, follicular hair loss, and decrease in eyesight.
So to change your lifestyle into a better one, the first tip would be to drink at least two glasses of lukewarm water. Water in its lukewarm state will happen to reactivate the systems in your body. It will reboot early morning. It makes you active and alert in mind, and it also makes your skin glow naturally. With lemon or ginger and honey is a source of antioxidants and micronutrients. This will help your senses and muscular system. It will make them robust and make your metabolism work faster, hence a quick and easy weight loss regime.
Meditation is form of rebooting your body for better physical and mental health. This is a process in which you take deep breaths and make yourself more competent and destress. It is best done in the early morning because it makes your mind much clearer and goal-directed.
By the time you finish with meditation, you will feel like everything is under control. And you can take over the day with lots of energy. It is a great way to destress and to decrease the chance of getting depressed or anxious.
When you are meditating, the body gets so much oxygenated blood, and that is when the stress hormone is inactivated. Hence no chance of getting anxious. As the blood goes into your brain, it makes sure that there are no negative thoughts left. And makes you focus only on optimistic and productive goals for the day.
This also helps you to become more self-aware. You will feel confident after controlling actions and goals and targets.
A great tip would be to limit your digital usage, and there are many applications you can try. One of the efficient apps is the Calm app for sleeping patterns and meditation sessions.
Yoga means to harness, to join in unity. By doing yoga, we become one with the body, soul, and nature. It has so many benefits and mentally. Yoga is a form of exercise that anyone can do; you don’t need any technical education. Increases your self-awareness, like meditation helps us. This with meditation is something of a necessary ritual in the morning. Early mornings are the best time to awaken your mind and body through the art of Yoga.
It has many asanas, which are from beginner’s level to advanced and core status. You can incorporate yoga in your morning routine. And see for yourself how much better you feel after doing it. In the morning gives you a widen perspective over the things. Which are troubling you and what you want to do. There are many physiological benefits, such as stabilizes your blood circulation and the muscular system.
Your bone structure is strengthened, and all the body parts are much in sync. Your flexibility and core strength will increase with Yoga asanas. If there is any muscular ailment like back pain, neck ache, shoulder pain. There are different yoga asanas that will adhere to these situations.
Trekking or running around natural habitat:
Trekking or hiking in the mountain is one of the most adventurous and effective way to destress. It gives you a breath of fresh air and pump up blood in a stabilized manner. But also makes your mental health so much better. You need to vent out your stress in a positive manner.
You can relieve the stress by going for a trek/hike or run for a while in the wilderness at least for a few days in a week. It gives you the edge for a higher level of motivation, and the happy hormone increased. While running, so your mind is full of positivity and a goal-directed approach.
The higher ability to solve difficulties. And actually make out productive and creative methods for your life. Trekking stabilizes the hormones which are responsible for anxiety and negative thoughts. These hormones get reactivated during your sleep. Hence, you will get better sleep at night when you trek or run even for 30 minutes in the morning.
These four-morning rituals will boost lifestyle with increased quality time to focus. There is always a tomorrow to bring a change in yourself. Make sure to try these simple rituals in your daily routine.