A good morning routine has always proven to be the most important self-care practice. Making some activities a habit can help you prioritise and maintain your mental and physical well-being throughout the day. You should know that any decision you take after waking up embeds in your brain’s willpower bank. The human brain is an amazing organ but despite its several capabilities, the mind also has limitations. Research has proven that our intrinsic drive has certain restrictions and this willpower reserve tends to run dry, which is why you feel like turning down things you love to do after having a long, tiring day.
Although our will power will diminish regardless of how hard we try, as life is full of hardships, if you automate your mornings by developing positive habits, this can greatly help in weeding out willpower-depleting activities.
Let’s shed light on some important things you can add to your morning routine to optimise your energy levels. However, you must remember that consistency is the name of the game.
1. Put Off Checking Your Phone
Every time you check your phone, especially when you’re about to start something, you’re opening the door for a lot of simulations and stress-inducing factors to pour into your brain. Your phone has a plethora of potential stressors, like news (which can be mostly depressing), notifications, your bank balance, or messages that have to be responded to instantly. The vast majority of people get stuck with their phones for an ample amount of time once they turn them on. This is why it’s important to leave your phone aside for a while when you wake up.
You’re in a very relaxed zone right after waking up from a long night's sleep and it’s important that you do whatever it takes to maintain this level of tranquillity for as long as you can. This helps your body and the emotional system to be strong and stable throughout the day.
2. Include Stretching In Your Routine
Although a light exercise session, for about an hour or so, will be ideal in the morning, this does not need any mention. You are either a morning workout person or you’re not one who enjoys physical activity in the morning at all. So, if you’re not willing to exercise in the morning, no amount of evidence on its benefits will convince you to incorporate this into your morning routine.
That being said, there’s no harm in enjoying a good stretch earlier in the day. It does not even have to be a full-fledged yoga. You just have to do enough to get your blood flowing. Stretching first thing in the morning can help relieve tensions and pains. Stretching has been proven to prepare the human body for the whole day. Moreover, proper stretching helps in avoiding injuries, since most of us wake up with stiff muscles.
3. Drink Lots Of Water
There are innumerable benefits of drinking more water. It goes without saying that you should keep your body hydrated throughout the day but a glass or two of water, right after you wake up from a long night’s sleep, helps your system brighten up. This isn’t only beneficial to your physical health, but also for your mental well-being. Once you make drinking water your go-to activity in the morning, you are actually increasing your energy levels, as water enhances the red blood cells and also improves the oxygen levels. Furthermore, water helps boost metabolism and helps in easing aches and pain when you wake up.
4. Wear an Attractive Perfume
When you’re heading out for work in the morning, make a habit of wearing perfume to enhance your mood. Perfumes play a big role in lifting your spirits. When you’re choosing the right fragrance for yourself, focus on what type of scent will reflect your mood better. Understand your nature and choose a fragrance accordingly. For instance, if you’re playful and extroverted, you might want to choose a perfume that exudes elegance, sophistication, and style. Orchid by Match Fragrances, which is inspired by Black Orchid, can be your go-to perfume in that case. This scent is made from black truffles and ylang-ylang. Moreover, perfumes are also chosen for different seasons. If it’s cold, you can choose woody, balsamic and spicy notes. Wood by Match Fragrances, which is inspired by Oud Wood, is the perfect perfume made from rosewood, sandalwood, rich oud, cardamom, and pepper. It must be noted that a fragrance does not last very long in winters as it does in hot temperatures, so this perfume can be ideal for the colder season.
Make sure you incorporate all the above-mentioned activities in your daily morning routine. Also, if you’re experiencing difficulties in selecting the perfect fragrance for yourself, head over to Match Fragrances and learn about all the incredible perfumes we offer before you choose the best one for yourself.