These are simple practices you can incorporate into your morning routine right away that will make a huge impact on your health.
Step #1 - Tongue Scraping
First up, tongue scraping. This simple practice has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries to remove toxins and bacteria from the tongue.
By doing this in the morning, you're helping to improve your oral health, boost your immune system, and improve your digestion. Plus, it's a great way to start your day feeling fresh and clean!
HOT TIP: always do this first thing in the morning before drinking water
Step #2 - Hydration
Drink 8-16oz of warm or room temp water after tongue scraping.
When you sleep, your body naturally loses fluids and electrolytes, so we wake up dehydrated. This is why it's important to drink water in the AM. It helps to flush toxins out of your body, supports healthy digestion, and can even boost your mood.
HOT TIP: add lemon for extra gut health benefits
Tip #3 - Morning Walk
Who doesn't love a good morning walk?
Not only is it a great way to de-stress in the morning, but it can also boost your mood, make you more productive and help to balance your hormones.
Plus, getting outside and soaking up some natural light early in the day can help make it easier to fall asleep at night.
HOT TIP: listen to a podcast or a meditation for extra relaxation
Tip #4 - Gratitude Journaling
Practicing gratitude is a simple yet powerful way to improve your mood and well-being.
Take some time each morning to write down 3 things that you're grateful for.
This practice can help you to shift your focus from what's going wrong in your life to what's going right, and help you to start your day feeling positive and uplifted.
It's a simple yet powerful practice that can make a big difference in your life.
HOT TIP: try something like the 5 minute journal
Tip #5 - Cold Shower
I know, I know, taking a cold shower might not sound like the most enjoyable thing in the world, but trust me, it's worth it.
Cold showers can improve circulation, increase energy, reduce inflammation, and boost your immune system, among other benefits.
Plus, it will help wake you up and increase alertness, making it a great alternative to coffee if you're looking to cut back on your caffeine intake.
HOT TIP: your whole shower doesn't have to be cold - just the last 10-30 seconds
Tip #6 - Write down your goals for the day
Starting your day with intention and a clear plan of action can help you stay focused and motivated throughout the day.
Take a few minutes each morning to write out your goals for the day, whether they're related to work, fitness, or personal growth.
By doing this, you'll have a clear plan of action and be more likely to achieve what you set out to do.
HOT TIP: only do your top 3 tasks in each category
And there you have it!
Six simple yet effective tips that you can incorporate into your morning routine to start feeling your best.
Give them a try and see how they work for you. Remember, small shifts can lead to big changes. Trust the process and enjoy the journey!