With the holiday season behind us and the new year already in full swing, it is the perfect time to create a super solid morning routine to make this new year the best and most productive one yet! If you find yourself with a packed schedule, constantly trying to balance your work and personal life, implementing a daily morning routine can help you stay focused and set you up for success for the rest of your day! See below our top 3 tips for creating a morning routine this new year!
Set Your Daily Intentions the Night Before:
The productivity of your day doesn’t start when you wake up, it starts the night before when you plan out what you are going to achieve the next day. Setting your daily intentions prior to the start of the day will help you stay focused and organized and will positively impact the trajectory of how you go about the rest of your day. Doing so, allows us to reflect on not only on what we need to accomplish, but also we begin to prioritize tasks based on importance. So remember, planning and preparation are two major pillars of success!
Incorporate a Daily Dose of Movement:
Squeezing in some morning movement doesn’t have to be an intense weight lifting session or going for a 5 mile run, however even light movement first thing in the morning can benefit your body in numerous ways. Not only will it help activate your muscles, bones, and joints, but it will get your heart pumping, sending oxygen-rich blood to your brain for energy, focus, and clarity to begin your day. Additionally, research shows that exercise releases endorphins, hormones that help to relieve stress and enhance mood, another great reason to get moving! Some examples of simple morning movements include taking an outdoor stroll while listening to music, taking your dog for a walk, doing an at-home yoga routine, or simply a 10-minute stretching exercise. Whichever you choose, your body will thank you!
Start Your Day with a Balanced Breakfast:
One of the most important parts of a morning routine is ensuring your day is packed with wholesome, nutrient-dense meals and snacks! Starting your day off with a balanced breakfast will help provide you with the fuel you need to power through the rest of the day on a high note. When brainstorming breakfast ideas, you will want to make sure your breakfast is packed with plenty of protein and dietary fiber, such as a veggie omelet with a side of sliced pears with almond butter. In a hurry? No problem! Your morning routine could simply consist of a balanced breakfast that is a grab and go option, such as a delicious NuGo Slim bar, paired with a Greek yogurt cup. A quick and easy breakfast like this will keep you filled up and energized throughout the rest of the morning!
So whatever new adventures await you in the new year, incorporating a solid morning routine with the 3 tips above, will set you up for so much success heading into each day! Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year!