5 tips to elevate your morning routine

Uncategorized Jun 29, 2020

Mornings can be tough. Whether it’s fighting the clock to get your kids out the door for a day of school, or trying to keep your eyes open after a late night of Netflix, what happens in those first few hours post-sleep can set the tone for the rest of your day. Daily habits are a great way to increase your productivity and embed positive rituals that can have a powerful impact upon your day. (R3VOLVELIFE members learn about the science of habit-stacking through The R3 Mindset Academy.)

Here are some tips from your R3 coaches to help improve your morning routine!

1. Don’t hit snooze

When your alarm goes off, shoot out of bed like a rocket! At least, that’s how author and motivational speaker Mel Robbins likes to see it. The thinking behind this (otherwise known as her viral 5 Second Rule) is to hit the ground running on your day before emotions such as hesitation and doubt creep in on you. Getting up right after your alarm sounds is a great way to take on the day.  

2. Make your bed

Making your bed sets the pace for the rest of your day, and is one of the simplest ways to get your body moving and wake up. And, according to this US Navy Admiral, “If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.” 

3. Stretch

Wake your body up with a morning stretch routine – it gets out all of the nighttime stiffness and will allow you to start your day feeling refreshed.

4. Drink hot cup of water with lemon or lime

A holy grail tip at R3! Lemon has over a dozen positive health properties, including restoring your intestinal pH balance and assisting with digestive health through its anti-inflammatory qualities. And if you find your morning is off to a rocky start, well, when life gives you lemons…make lemon water!

5. Journal

Taking a few minutes each morning to sit with your coffee or lemon water and jot down your thoughts can allow you to meaningfully engage with your spirit and surroundings. Whether it is faith study, prayer, meditation, gratitudes, or setting out your plan for the day, there is enormous power in taking pen to paper.

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