Morning Habits for a Healthy Mind

By Ashritha Raghavendra

APRIL 13, 2022

Benefits of a Morning Routine

– Improves productivity – Sets the tone for the day – Keeps you calm – Gives better control of your daily schedule

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Make Your Bed

Starting your day with this practice will give you a sense of pride, encouraging you to complete yet another task. In addition, it keeps your space clutter-free, ready for you to unwind and snuggle in after a long day.

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Skip Checking Your Phone

Phones flood us with a million thoughts which may induce stress and anxiety. Checking your phone as soon as you wake up can disrupt the sense of calm you wish to enjoy for the rest of the day.

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Plan Your Day

Making a to-do list every day is an excellent productivity hack. It helps you set your priorities straight — you’ll know what needs more attention and how much time you need to spend on each task.

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Practice Mindful Habits

Read, journal or meditate. Include practices that let you introspect and set up your mind for the upcoming day. Maintain a daily journal or spend time in silence to boost your productivity and well-being.

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Stretch Your Woes Away

A good yoga session or a nice long walk in the morning can be extremely beneficial to set your mood for the day. Doing this can reduce stress and improve your energy level and sleep cycle.

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Make a Morning Playlist

Studies show that music can boost your happiness and creativity. Add your favourite, uplifting songs to make an exclusive morning playlist. You can listen to this while exercising or having breakfast.

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Happy Gut = Happy Mind

The microorganisms in our gut release hormones and neurotransmitters that impact our mood and cognitive function in response to the food we eat. Thus, it is important to start your day with a healthy meal.

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