7 Simple Steps to Creating a Healthy Morning Routine
With fall just around the corner, now is the perfect time to fall back into a routine by implementing healthy habits that work for you, and it all begins with how you start your day! This week on the Vibrant Health blog, we’re sharing seven simple steps you can take to craft a healthier morning routine.
How to Craft a Healthy Morning Ritual
- Take a Mindful Moment to Yourself
- Start with Gratitude
- Set an Intention for Your Day
- Make Your Bed
- Take Supplements to Support Your Health
- Make Yourself a Nourishing Breakfast
- Do Some Gentle Stretches
Take a Mindful Moment to Yourself
Before rushing out of bed to check your phone and catch up on work emails, take a mindful moment for yourself. Pause, breathe, and try a quick meditation to start your day with a calm, cool, and collected vibe. Insight Timer offers thousands of free meditations with various topics such as mindfulness, happiness, and even walking meditations.
Start with Gratitude
An attitude of gratitude works wonders for your mindset and overall well-being. Research shows that expressing gratitude not only has a positive effect on physical health — by reducing stress and supporting heart health — but it can also help boost happiness.
Start your day on a feel-good note by counting your blessings or writing down a few things you’re grateful for in a daily gratitude journal.
Set an Intention for Your Day
Do you tend to start your morning at rapid speed — often feeling stressed and anxious even before breakfast? Aim to slow down by getting intentional about how you ease into your day. A great way to do so is by setting an intention for the day — asking yourself how you want to feel. Writing in a journal or reciting some positive affirmations can help you get in the right frame of mind (even before that first cup of coffee.)
Make Your Bed
Before you head off to work, you may want to get into the habit of making your bed every morning. Not only will your room look more tidy and organized, but it can actually help you have a more productive day.
A recent 2020 survey of 1,000 participants found that those who made their beds felt more productive and more likely to follow a healthy routine. Win, win!
5. Take Supplements to Support Your Health
Your supplements should support you and your wellness goals, so be sure to check that your supplements are working for you. If you’re looking for an all-in-one solution, our Maximum Vibrance superfood powder may be the perfect fit.
This plant-based powder isn’t your average blend — it contains green superfoods, antioxidants, a meal’s worth of plant protein, and probiotics, while also serving as your daily multivitamin. Conveniently enjoy a scoop for a snack (or two for a meal) as a healthy part of your morning routine!
6. Make Yourself a Nourishing Breakfast
We’ve all heard the saying, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” and there’s actually research to back it up. A recent 2021 analysis of more than 30,000 adults found that those who skipped breakfast were more likely to lack nutrients and develop poor dietary habits.
Don’t let this important meal slip away from you! Start your day with a nourishing, protein-rich breakfast like our Energizing Protein Packed Smoothie, Vanilla Protein Pancakes, or veggie egg scramble.
Do Some Gentle Stretches
Not a morning person? While it may be tempting to hit the snooze button, getting your body moving will give you more of an energizing boost. Rather than jump right into a full-body cardio workout, start small with these 11 gentle stretches to help get the blood flowing (and slowly get you out of bed!)
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