4 Important Steps You Need to Add to Your Daily Morning Routine
Many successful people have a daily morning routine. People like Benjamin Franklin knew the benefits of starting the day with a routine.
Having a daily morning routine sets the tone for the rest of the day. A routine is a small ‘win’ in your life which creates momentum for the day. You will feel a sense of accomplishment. You will be more productive and focused on your tasks ahead instead of whittling the day away wasting time.
As your body gets accustomed to doing the same things at the same time every day it will help relax your nervous system. A simple routine will become a habit that will enhance your daily life. Rather than getting up and rushing out the door to the coffee shop, take time to build healthy habits at the start of each day.
Set a positive tone for you day by doing these 5 energizing steps.
Scrape tongue with 8 oz of water with 2 drops of Lemon
Tongue scraping is a fast way to remove odor causing bacteria from your mouth. Adding a tongue scraper to your daily morning routine helps eliminate toxins that accumulate in your mouth overnight. Some signs of toxins building up overnight are a white coating on your tongue, bad breath, fatigue, no appetite, constipation or diarrhea.
Tongue scraping can help prevent gum disease, cavities and other conditions affecting the mouth.
You can use a tool to scrape your tongue. It’s rounded and made from metal or plastic.
Try adding a few drops of lemon essential oil to 8 oz of water and then use this mixture to scrape your tongue. Lemon oil will freshen your breath and mouth. The aroma of lemon oil has calming properties and can relax you. It also helps to build your immune system.
Start your day with a fresh, clean mouth.
Oil pull with coconut oil with a drop of cinnamon or peppermint
Oil pulling is an ancient practice associated with traditional medicine in India. This is an easy practice to add to your daily morning routine. It involves swishing oil around in your mouth for 15 - 20 minutes. Several studies have shown that oil pulling will reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth preventing cavities to form.
Coconut oil is a good oil to use because it helps reduce inflammation and fights harmful bacteria. Combine it with a drop of cinnamon oil which also has antibacterial properties that fight oral infections and cavities. Cinnamon oil is also a great breath freshener.
You can vary your oil pulling routine using different oils like peppermint oil. Peppermint oil is also refreshing leaving your mouth tingly and clean.
Oil pulling is very simple to do and has many benefits. Start with 5 minutes a day and build up to 15 - 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water after. Oil pulling is a safe and natural way to help improve and maintain your oral health.
Take a hot shower
The best way to feel clean and ready for the day is to take a morning shower. To energize your body and stimulate the lymphatic system take a hot shower followed by a few minutes of cool water when you’re done.
The hot water opens up your pores and cleanses any oil buildup overnight. Then the cool closes everything again and refreshes you for the day.
Spray a mixture of water, eucalyptus and tea tree oil on the shower walls as they steam up. These oils act as a natural mold fighter. And the scents are refreshing.
Practice gentle stretching and yoga postures
Add gentle stretching and yoga to your daily morning routine. Your body will love you for it. After a full night’s sleep, stretching will take away any kinks in your muscles and energize you for the day.
Deep breathing with your yoga exercises will waken up the lungs. The whole yoga routine you pick to start your day will leave you more relaxed and energized.
Set the tone for the day by adding meditation to your daily morning routine. If you are new to meditating, start with 5 minutes a day and build from there. It can be challenging to control your thoughts when you first start out.
There are several proven scientific benefits of how meditation can change your brain and rest your body. Most people are stressed out about something in their life. It’s either finances, or relationships, or getting a project completed. Meditation offers a way to calm the mind and become recharged so you can go about your day without stress.
Invigorate your daily morning routine by practicing these 5 steps. Every single one adds several benefits to your life. You can get refreshed and ready to tackle your busy day ahead without feeling overwhelmed or stressed. Instead of using coffee or tea to get you energized, try some healthy practices to start your day.
How do you start your day?