Morning Rituals for a healthier Day – Wake up early in the morning with a fresh mind. These 5 Morning rituals will ensure you have a healthier day and a healthier you.

morning rituals for healthier day

Are you a morning person? No? Remember the times when your mum used to keep telling you – wake up early, study early in the morning, people do better when they study early! There’s no mom who have NOT given these dialogues. My mom, is an expert at these. But I was never a morning person. I hated waking up early to go to tuition classes. Only thing I enjoyed probably were the morning swimming classes early in the morning before school.

But very recently I have become a morning person. I rather have now been pushed to become a morning person by needs. The little man in the house doesn’t like his mum working apparently. Whenever he catches mum with the laptop he wants to close it down. Now to avoid that civil war the mum is waking up at 5 AM for last 2 months! Kids can make you do the impossible too, believe me!

Why is it cool to be a morning person?

I have noticed a few changes ever since I became a morning person.

– I tend to wake up these days without an alarm clock

– I feel fresh in the morning

– It’s a calm peaceful time to catch up on work – don’t read your emails first thing in the morning

– I get a good window of 3 hours before the little man wakes up

So isn’t that really cool? Peace of mind while you catch the rising sun and say Hello, I am up before you!

If you have a corporate job – it’s great to be a morning person and catch on a 30-minute workout, a good breakfast before you head out to work. And here are some morning rituals that will ensure a healthier day and a healthier you.

5 Morning Rituals for a Healthier Day & Healthier you

morning rituals for healthier day

#1 Morning Ritual – Drink a Glass of Water first thing after you wake up

Drinking water first thing in the morning as soon as you wake up is the best thing you can do to your body. Water is one of the essential components of your body and drinking water on empty stomach helps to improve your bowel movement and metabolism, flush out toxins and avoid de-hydration.

Keep a bottle of water and a glass on your bedside table, so that you remember to drink the water first thing in the morning.

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#2 Morning Ritual – Stretch your muscles

I am pretty lazy when it comes to fitness. Some days I walk – not too consistent, some days I swim again not too consistent. And some days I simple do some stretching exercise. A little bit of stretching in the morning wouldn’t help you to transform your body and lose a few pounds but it will help in many important things.

– Increases blood flow

– improves posture

– prevents lethargy and tiredness

– alleviate joint discomfort (back and neck pains)

morning rituals for a healthier day - stretching in the morning

#3 Morning Ritual – Meditate for 10 minutes

Yoga and Ayurveda didn’t become famous for nothing. Sit down, close your eyes, and meditate even if it’s for five minutes. A good ten-minute meditation will clear your mind and soul and make you ready for the long day ahead.

I sit on my sofa and do it. In fact, you can do a quick meditation at any point of time in the day at any place. Sometimes doing a quick five-minute meditation at your workplace is great too.

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#4 Morning Ritual – Add protein to your breakfast

DO NOT SKIP YOUR BREAKFAST. If you do that regularly, it’s a sin. STOP IT. If you want a healthier you – eat breakfast. It is the most important meal of your day. A good healthy power breakfast will help you improve your metabolism and help you lose weight.

Add proteins in your breakfast. Eat egg white omelette, add walnuts or almonds to your oatmeal, add chia seeds in your cereals. They will add a good protein boost in your food and make you ready for a healthier day.

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#5 Morning Ritual – Don’t use Social Media for 20 minutes

This is a very important morning ritual to do. Even if you are tempted to take out your phone and go through your social media timelines or check emails first thing in the morning – DON’T DO IT. It will help in decluttering the mind. You are going to use social media, emails at work any which way, throughout the day – just skip early in the morning.

As treat the first 30 minutes after I wake up as a ME TIME. Self-care is very important, believe me. After that I do sit down to write a post.

morning rituals for a healthier day - turn off social media

Huh, so aren’t these some great morning rituals that you can try? In fact, you should try them and feel a healthier you and a healthier day. Are you a morning person too? What are the morning rituals you follow? Let me know in a comment below.

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19 Comments on 5 Morning Rituals for a Healthier Day & Healthier you

  1. Namratha
    September 10, 2018 at 12:19 pm (2 months ago)

    I like turning off the social media for 20 mins part the best. But I am yet to become a morning person though. I get up around 6.15 on school days but am busy immediately

    Namratha from #firstgreenstep #MyFriendAlexa

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  2. vidhya thakkar
    September 10, 2018 at 12:45 pm (2 months ago)

    These tips are amazing! loved them all! #Viddhreads #Myfriendalexa

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  3. Pooja Tripathi
    September 10, 2018 at 4:01 pm (2 months ago)

    Following it all.
    Makes a huge difference

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  4. Vartika Gakhar
    September 10, 2018 at 6:54 pm (2 months ago)

    Social media!!! I am really trying hard to stay away from it, in my morning hours. It distracts me from my chores and I end up getting late for work. Working on improving it, though it is addictive and now while Alexa going on, the first thing in the morning I do, is to check my twitter and mail to find out it there is any reading list…Phewww! Adding protein is one thing I religiously follow. A bowl of sprouts is my daily breakfast.

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  5. Sitharaam Jayakumar
    September 10, 2018 at 8:17 pm (2 months ago)

    I wake up in the morning and the first thing I do is to take a tablet of Eltroxin 50 mcg with a glass of water. I have thyroid problem you see. Of course I am up by around 6.15 and then have to get my daughter out of bed which is an extremely difficult task but some thing I love doing. And I am guilty of checking mails. Got to force myself to stop doing that.

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  6. Pragnya Mishra
    September 10, 2018 at 8:56 pm (2 months ago)

    Not a morning person. Never been there. Yet I do follow 3,at times 4 rituals with stretching. Fifth one, needs a 21 days fix.

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  7. Esha Chakraborty
    September 10, 2018 at 9:55 pm (2 months ago)

    Plz do a post on how to be a morning person… I have tried and tried and tried and failed…

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    • tinabasu
      September 10, 2018 at 10:05 pm (2 months ago)

      Yep I’ll also do thta, because i did it after years of trying. In fact it worked because i have the need now!

      Reply
  8. anupriya
    September 10, 2018 at 10:39 pm (2 months ago)

    I follow atleast three of the five rituals mentioned. Need to focus on proteins and give my phone a break in the mornings. I loved the pinable graphic that you have created. All the information has been put in it in such a concise manner.

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  9. Anagha Yatin
    September 10, 2018 at 10:50 pm (2 months ago)

    I’ve always been a morning person Tina and I love being so, for all the good reasons mentioned by you.
    Now a day, addiction to social media, has become a bad habit. Not checking social media for first few minutes of the day is the best way to stay focussed and get maximum out of the day.

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  10. Paresh Godhwani
    September 10, 2018 at 11:06 pm (2 months ago)

    I do three things out of five. Your son pushes you to wake up through a civil war and here my job pushes me to leave my bed early. I drink a glass of water, stretch my muscles and take protein in the morning. One thing I can’t resist is checking social media. That’s the first thing I do.

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  11. Arjun Gupta
    September 10, 2018 at 11:29 pm (2 months ago)

    I follow all of them except the meditation one. I tried to do that and found myself constantly dozing off while sitting. Rest of the tips are really essential for a healthy life.

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  12. Ishieta
    September 11, 2018 at 3:06 pm (2 months ago)

    I like the rituals you have suggested. I am wanting to become a morning person too, and this sounds like a nice way to start off the morning.

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  13. Mr10.in
    September 11, 2018 at 4:23 pm (2 months ago)

    This is amazing post!

    I have enjoyed your breakfast recipes that is so helpful for people who do not have breakfast.

    Great stuff! Keep up the good work.

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  14. Rashi Mital
    September 11, 2018 at 4:50 pm (2 months ago)

    Like all the 5 things here. N these are easily doable. Not a morning person before I now am after kids n yes it does feel good to wake up early morning. I love looking at nature n listening to the birds.

    P.s.- that 3 hour window in the morning is a dream for me. I get only an hour. 🙁
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  15. Jaya Agarwal
    September 13, 2018 at 8:27 pm (2 months ago)

    Wonderful info.. I am sure that 80% people might not be following the stretching routine and the same number might be following 20 min of social media.
    Glad you shared such a post.

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  16. ☆Novemberschild☆ (@romspeaks)
    September 14, 2018 at 7:01 pm (2 months ago)

    A few days after starting to drink water in the morning religiously, I began to feel lighter. I could feel that my body was detoxifying more easily. This practice made my diet more tolerable. I no longer felt the hunger that bothered me every hour. The need to snack in between meals disappeared, and I had more energy.

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  17. Srishti Rajeev
    September 26, 2018 at 11:37 pm (2 months ago)

    A great post, more of a reminder about mornings. I love the peace around me when I wake up and am proud to see a sleepy town wake up in front of me, the vehicles buzzing increases, the chatter in the neighbourhood rises. By then I would be all sorted.

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