We all know the feeling: waking up to a tinny alarm, running out of shampoo just when you need it and overcooking your morning oats. These are the ingredients to a kaput morning ritual, and we all experience dodgy mornings from time to time.
Today, we’ve got three top tips for having the perfect morning, setting you up for a wonderful and wholly productive day… Let’s get cracking!
Morning Meditation – Engaging in a morning meditation can offer an endless list of benefits to the body and mind, and is the perfect start to the day. Meditating for just 10 minutes in the morning after rising activates your parasympathetic nervous system which triggers a deep state of relaxation, this results in energy-boosting endorphins to help you spring to life in the morning, without the need for coffee or sugary breakfast cereals. Hear, hear!
Morning meditation can also boost libido, supercharge concentration throughout the day, and help you keep calm in stressful situations due to the ‘flow state’ you enter. Morning meditation also helps to reduce pain/headaches and tackles drowsiness during the day.
Get Motivated – Find something that makes you feel motivated in the morning, preparing you for a great day. Whether that’s an uplifting ‘morning playlist’, an extract by your bed of a poem you find cathartic or a list of quotes on the fridge that improve your mojo, getting motivated and inspired in the morning makes for a happier, contented day.
The Early Bird Catches the Worm – Does this saying ring a bell? It’s true, the earlier you rise, the more you can get done in the morning. Waking up just a few minutes earlier may mean you get to watch the sunrise, prepare a healthier breakfast or even take the morning at a slower, more relaxed pace. A great way to make your morning ritual a little less tedious is to boil the kettle and drink some tea. Good Morning tea by Tea Huggers is full of Yerba Mate, Ginseng and Ginkgo to fuel you for the day ahead. It’s utterly invigorating, and Ginkgo is ideal for improving concentration.
We won’t argue with Alan Clark who said “There are few nicer things than sitting up in bed, drinking strong tea, and reading”. Right you are, Sir!
Have a super day,
Tea Huggers x