Are you getting tired by your afternoon and finding it difficult to go through the rest of the day? Do you find your day hectic and stressful? Then, it’s time to re-design your morning time. A powerful morning routine can help you get recharged and stay more energetic throughout the day. The way you spend your morning time determines the quality of your entire day. If your mornings are stressful, then there are high chances of having a stressful day. So, it’s important to keep mornings productive and meaningful. How to do that?
In this blog, I am going to share with you 3 powerful tools that boost your morning time and help you stay energetic throughout the day. When you consistently practice these 3 tools, you will experience more energy and less stress. You will feel happier. So, let’s get started.
Tool 1- Green smoothie:
A nutritious start to the day helps you make the right food choices throughout the day. Instead of starting your day with tea and coffee, which are low in nutritional value, try starting your day with a green smoothie. A green smoothie is full of nutrients like vitamins, calcium, folic acid, fiber, etc. When you fill your body with these nutrients in the morning, your food cravings come down, and it becomes easier to eat healthy the rest of the day.
3 benefits of starting your day with a green smoothie:
- It boosts your energy levels. You will feel energetic and excited to do exercise.
- It improves your skin health. Your skin will start glowing with the goodness of smoothie.
- It becomes easier to make the right food choices throughout the day. Once you eat nutritious food, you will be motivated to choose more of such foods. That’s the magic of starting your day with nutritious food.
Here is a simple recipe for a green smoothie:
Take a handful of spinach leaves, 1 banana,1 apple, half a glass of coconut water. Blend these ingredients in a blender.
Very simple right? This green smoothie is yummy and healthy. Start your day with a super healthy green smoothie and build a culture of health around you.
Tool 2- Salt scrub:
Stress is very common in current times. Hence, it is important to de-stress every day. Taking a bath with the salt scrub is a great answer to modern-day stress. This is a simple tool that can de-stress you instantly.
3 benefits of taking a bath with salt scrub:
- It relaxes and de-stresses you. You will feel as if all your stress has been taken away by some magic.
- It is rejuvenating. You will feel energetic.
- You feel lighter in your body and mind.
How to prepare the salt scrub?
Take 250 grams of fine salt, 15 drops of lavender essential oil, and 100 grams of aloe vera extract. Blend all of these in a blender. That’s it. Your salt scrub is ready. You can store this in an air-tight container and use a few spoons of the scrub every day.
Aloe vera extract is optional.
How to use it?
After you complete your regular bath, apply salt scrub on your entire body and wait for 3 to 5 minutes. Wash it off with water.
When you take a bath with salt scrub, you will be starting your day with a relaxed state of mind. This helps you in giving the best to your life.
Tool 3 – Gratitude journaling
Many times, our emotions are dependent on the circumstances of life and the people around us. In a way, we let others decide our happiness and sadness. But can we take charge of our emotions? The answer is yes.
One of the best ways to take charge of our emotional state is by consciously practicing gratitude. Gratitude is an emotion that helps you see the good in your life. When you practice gratitude, you become happier and relaxed.
Gratitude journaling is a wonderful way to practice gratitude.
3 benefits of gratitude journaling:
- It helps you see the good in your life.
- It reduces stress.
- It fills your body with happy hormones which promote your wellbeing.
How to do it?
You can take a diary or a book for journaling. Keep a dedicated journal. Within the first few minutes of waking up from sleep, write 3 reasons for which you are grateful in this journal. It could be something as simple as a goodnight’s sleep or lovely family or your good health. When you start focusing on good things in your life, you will find many more reasons to be grateful for.
When you start your day with gratitude, you carry this joy and positivity throughout the day. With a positive mind, you will be able to handle the situations of life in a better way.
These are the 3 tools that can boost your mornings.
Many of us start our day in a hurry and tense state of mind. This tension gets carried through the day and makes the day challenging. Instead of this, wake up a few minutes before your regular wake-up time. First thing after waking up, smile big and write 3 reasons for which you are grateful in your gratitude journal. Have a delicious green smoothie, do some form of physical activity and take a bath with the salt scrub. This can be your simple morning ritual that changes your health and energy levels. Practice these 3 tools consistently for 2 months and see how your life transforms.
Wish you the best!