5 things to start the day off right

14 Oct

1. Drink a pint glass of water first thing in the morning. If you don’t like water on its own, squeeze some fresh lime into it.

2. Have a good breakfast. A good bowl of muesli won’t do you harm and neither will some porridge. Both are much better than a fry up.

3. Start off with at least 10 minutes of exercise. Stretch all your body’s larger muscles. Consider doing a brisk walk around the block each morning too.

4. Take in the sun light. I wake up when I see sun. Its energy, invigorating and excitement is absolutely amazing. Get up and spend a minute outside looking up in the sky taking in the morning light. Wrap up warm if it’s cold, but make sure you do it.

5. Fresh juice. I make myself a great carrot, apple and ginger juice daily. There is power in eating or drinking fruit before a meal and drinking a large glass of fresh juice is the best way to get started each day.

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One Response to “5 things to start the day off right”

  1. Shanti October 15, 2008 at 11:02 am #

    These are all AWESOME ideas. Thanks!!

    I have been doing my best to get up earlier than the afternoon and make my mornings special but it still feels a little like a fake show because I don’t really wake up until 2-4 PM lately (I know, sad).

    I used to get up at 6AM every day, and while I think that may be excessive because it’s totally not natural for me and unnecessary when I work at home, I really want to be getting up earlier than the late afternoon – I just feel FAIL when I get up that late 😦 I like getting up between 7 and 9 and having a solid morning routine that makes me HAPPY every morning… lately I have’t had that and it makes me feel blah.

    I think stretching and meditating on the day first thing is a great idea. I meditate at night but the morning is a time when I really should be doing it.

    I always eat a hearty, whole and good meal in the morning and I take a shower and drink some good tea – those things I love that I do. But I really think stretching and opening all the blinds and sort of celebrating the new day while waking up is a great plan!

    Thanks for posting this 🙂
    (I write at 4AM… I guess progress is slow going.)

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