3 Ways to Get Your Day Started Right
Begin Ready to Tackle the Day with These Tips!
Not everyone looks forward to early mornings with the same zeal as, say, a night out with friends. However, starting off the morning right can make a huge difference on the rest of the day!
If you’re looking for a new approach to your morning routine that will leave you feeling energized and healthy, we have a few ideas!
How can I make my mornings better when living with a chronic condition?
Chronic illnesses can make your morning routines difficult; however, physical therapy can help.
As stated by Oxford Academic,
“The impact of chronic diseases on health and wellness can be significantly altered by individual health and behavior choices or modifications. Furthermore, the burden of chronic disease goes beyond health and the health care system and may influence an individual’s wellness.”
Physical therapy can help you push past the barriers of your chronic illness so you can live the life you want.
By working with a physical therapist, you can discover the best morning routine for your personal needs, so you can seize the day without worrying about pain!
Morning stretches can make a big difference
Reach your arms to the ceiling and flex your fingers before getting out of bed. Stretching will energize every part of your body and allow you to loosen up before you even get up!
You can also get started by stretching your hands, wrists, and fingers. Stretching your stomach will also fill your lungs and allow you to take some deep breaths before starting the day. You can also tighten and release your calves, ankles, feet, and toes before standing to prepare your lower extremities for the long day ahead.
Finish your morning stretches with a neck and back stretch that will help you propel out of bed. You are able to loosen each muscle and increase the flow of oxygen by doing so. This healthy approach to your morning routine will leave you feeling significantly more energized.
Begin your day with a glass of water
Many people simply do not follow recommended hydration practices. If you exercise on a daily basis or participate in physical therapy treatments, it is especially important to stay hydrated because sweating removes water from your body.
It is critical to drink at least two full glasses of water first thing in the morning – and you can have them alongside a nutritional breakfast!
This is a minor addition to your morning routine, but it can be extremely beneficial in assisting you to wake up and feel prepared to face the day.
It is also a good idea to carry a water bottle with you throughout the day that you can refill as needed, especially if you are attending physical therapy sessions or exercising on your own. If you want to feel your best, never skimp on hydration!
Be ambitious about your days
Steve Jobs once described his morning routine. As an integral part of it, he would look in the mirror and ask himself,
“If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today?”
If the response was “no” too many days in a row, he recognized the need for a change in his life. Consider adopting this mantra for yourself.
Get moving in the mornings
Exercising first thing in the morning may not be your thing, but it is important to have some sort of physical activity first thing in the morning.
Find a way to be physically active first thing in the morning, whether it’s a 2-minute jog in place or a 15-minute yoga session.
It not only helps your body become healthier physically, but it also gives you a fresh psychological start to the day.
What if I’m not a morning person?
It can admittedly be difficult to train your body to get up early every morning without feeling exhausted. We’ve all made the same excuse when having to wake up earlier than usual: “But I’m not a morning person!” The truth is, anyone can become an early riser if they want to.
Focusing on your goals can help make waking up early a little easier. When you get up earlier in the morning, you have more time in the day to be productive and work on your goals.
Anyone can incorporate an earlier start to the day into their morning routine. When your alarm goes off and you want to hit the snooze button, remind yourself of your daily goals and why you’re getting up earlier in the first place – to make progress.
A simple daily reminder of your goal for the day – whatever it may be – can provide you with the extra boost of energy you require to get out of bed. After a while, waking up early will become a natural part of your morning routine!
Contact us to begin!
Are you ready to kick off your mornings the right way? Then contact us right away to schedule a consultation! We can assist you in determining the best morning routine for you.