Lately, there’s been more people talking about morning rituals and routines. Some of the benefits include more productivity, mindfulness, and positivity throughout the day. At the same time, those who perform the same morning rituals each day tend to experience less daily stress.
Here are a few morning rituals to reduce your daily stress levels:
1. Skip the Snooze
We know it’s tempting, but a morning ritual that can help you reduce your daily stress is to skip the snooze button. Set your alarm for the time you plan on getting up and hold yourself to it. The more you snooze, the more likely you’re going to rush around your house to get ready and leave on time. Rather than starting your day feeling like you’re already behind, give yourself some time back in the day. Even better, set your alarm a few minutes early and use those extra minutes to your advantage.
What’s the first thing you do every morning? If you’re someone who immediately reaches for your phone and starts checking your notifications or social media feeds, you’re not alone. And if your phone doubles as your alarm clock, it’s even harder to resist the urge to scrolling. Changing this habit will take some discipline and self-control, but try to stay unplugged during the first few moments of your day. Ambushing your brain with multiple messages right when you wake up is a shock to your system. Instead, ease into your digital day and give your mind a few moments before any screen time.
When you stay unplugged in the morning, you have the opportunity to fill that time with something more creative and productive. Journaling even five to ten minutes each morning can be a great alternative to scrolling through your Instagram feed. If you’re not sure where to start, remember there are no rules in journaling. The goal is to give your thoughts an outlet. So you can write whatever comes to your mind, list things you’re grateful for, or plan out what you’re hoping to accomplish that day.
Another morning ritual that can help you get your day started productively is with a workout. But if morning workouts aren’t really your thing, we get it! Class A Fitness in Greendale offers a variety of classes throughout the day so you can find a time that fits your schedule the best.
To learn more about the programs we offer and how to get started, contact us today.