Wake Up Refreshed

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Featured, Health & Wellness

Published on October 27, 2021 with No Comments

Simple ways to begin your morning

Ready, set, go. Just as you would set off at the starting line of a race, this hectic pace is how many mornings begin.

Instead of waking with the dread of facing another hectic morning, consider these tips for a healthier way to ease into your daily rituals. While these activities may require you to allocate extra time in your morning routine, you may be pleased with the results.

Meditate. A practice that has been around for thousands of years may still be one of the best stress busters for hurried mornings. To start, find a place in your home that is free of noise and distraction. Practice sitting still, closing your eyes, and focusing only on your breathing. Using deep, controlled breaths, try to steer your thoughts away from negative and stress-inducing thoughts. 

Stretch. While the most health-conscious person may opt for a morning sweat-a-thon, working in some stretches can also be beneficial. When you awake, think about oft-used muscles and extend each one for 15-30 seconds. 

Activate. Give your brain some fuel in the morning while also doing something nice for your mind. For example, journaling is a gentle way to ease into your morning and get your brain firing. If you can’t think of a topic, simply write down a few affirmations for the day, revisit a pleasant memory from your past or scribble down a goal for the week. Journaling can be an uplifting way to engage the mind and express gratitude for the day ahead.

Find more tips for starting your day on the right foot, visit www.eLivingToday.com.

Source: Family Features

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