Wellness expert Alisson Carmany thinks that “It is important to have a mindful routine that empowers us and reinforces a positive mindset throughout the day and set us up for success.” Here are five morning habits that are proven to help with a great start of the day:
Journaling has been proven to help with ideas exploration and grounding one’s thoughts.
“You can journal about your intentions for the day or simply brain dump all your thoughts and make room for constructive thinking,” says Carmany. “But maybe one of the best benefits is that journaling helps you silence your inner critic and write away your negative feelings, which will positively impact your happiness level.”
Working promotes endorphins in the brain, which can elevate an individual’s mood and help them start their day off on a positive note. Exercise also boosts energy levels and relieve stress. Studies show that exercising in the morning is linked to increased brainpower and boost cortisol to feel more awake in the morning. Carmany says that “If you don’t make it to the gym, dedicate at least 10-15 minutes to stretching, yoga or dancing.”