Jump-start that “Next One Best One” mentality by setting yourself up to have the BEST DAY EVER.
Tweak your morning routine to make your day healthier, happier and overall more fun!
Don’t Hit Snooze: No matter how tempting, or cozy your bed, resist the snooze button. Multiple “snoozes” will actually make you more tired and delay your positive mindset for the day ahead.
Get in a Sweat Sesh: Morning workouts can help boost your energy (and metabolism) through the day.
Breathe: Before you jump into the hustle and bustle, take a moment to breathe – A couple deep breaths will help you feel more balanced and ready to start the day of right (Check out these 11 Breathing Techniques to help relax your body, calm your mind and reduce stress).
Stretch: Sleeping can lead to stiffness, so take a moment to stretch out those kinks.
Or Do Yoga: Even a 10 minute series will boost happiness and release muscle and joint tightness before you start your day. Looking for a great Active Stretching series? Check out IR’s New Active Stretching class at 7:30am every Tuesday and Thursday.
Drink Coffee: Careful not to overindulge, but a good Cup O’ Joe in the morning can improve memory, help muscle pain, keep you regular, and increase endurance.
But Skip the Sugar: Added sugars can increase belly fat, and actually harm your immune system.
Have Everything Ready: Making getting out the door a hassle-free breeze. Pack your purse, gym bag or briefcase the night before.
Bring Your Lunch: A great way to save on money and calories, prep your meal and bring a lunch to work.
Drink Water: Keep your mind clear, skin feeling fresh and even boost your metabolism by staying hydrated all day.
Listen to Music: Playing your favorite tracks while you get ready can have you energized and excited to greet the day ahead. Plus your super sweet dance moves will have you burning calories.
Smile: Start the day off feeling positive, and maybe brightening someone else’s day with your pearly whites! A smile can actually boost your mood. (Watch the Power of the Smile)
Eat a Balance Breakfast: Start your day off with a nutrient-filled breakfast and you’ll be more likely to maintain that healthy eating all day/
Focus on Fruits and Veggies: Clean eating can help naturally detox and re-energize your body.
Sip Smartly: Enjoying a smoothie or green juice can be super refreshing, but be smart. Many of those pre-made juices can be full of added sugars and calories. Try your own recipe!
Boost your Immunity: If you’re feeling under the weather, load up on some extra vitamins and minerals! Try a TraceMinerals PowerPak for that extra boost of Vitamin C.
Make Your Bed: It may seem like a waste of time, but taking a minute to tidy up your bed will make you’re home feel more welcoming. Not too mention make your bed much more inviting after an amazingly productive day.
Wait to Sign Online: Give yourself time before checking your email, especially social media. That is the last thing you need to add stress to your morning.
Make a To-Do List: If you’ve got a lot on your plate, or you just want to make sure to designate some “me-time”, write it all down. A to-do list will help you feel organized and accomplished.
Don’t Freak Out: Remember, even the most busy and stress-filled days will come to an end.
Give Yourself Some Love: Positive Affirmation time! Look in the mirror and remind yourself that you are smart, talented, and gorgeous!
Next One, Best One!
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