5 morning habits for a better day
WAKE UP NATURALLY
If you're able to with your job, it's so refreshing to be able to wake up naturally. When I worked a 9-5 (cringe), I woke up to my alarm and I was notorious for hitting the snooze button 100x. Something I've really enjoyed since working from home is opening the blinds a little a night so the sunshine comes through in the morning and wakes you up naturally. I feel like waking up with an alarm is so abrasive and I am fortunate that most days I don't have to worry about what time I wake up but I love to wake up early if possible.
STRETCH WHEN YOU GET OUT OF BED
After I wake up and cuddle my pups for a second, I try to get up and stretch. Since I've been pregnant, this is even more important. Stretch for as long as you can but if you only have 1-2 minutes, get it in! It's worth it!
TAKE A HOT + COLD SHOWER
I am definitely a "shower in the morning" kinda gal. I feel like I am more productive if I shower in the morning because I feel more awake. The one change I've made (thanks to Lauryn from The Skinny Confidential) is to turn the water on cold for as long as you can take it and tab your skin to really wake yourself up and it will help with blood circulation - BONUS!
WARM LEMON WATER
Most everyone knows warm lemon water is really good to detox your body and helps with your liver so if you implement one thing from this post, I would definitely recommend this one! Go ahead and Google all the benefits and you will want to try this tomorrow morning!
This is a no-brainer for me since we have 2 dogs but fresh air and sunshine feeds my soul. I instantly feel better when I'm outside so taking the dogs for a walk in the morning really sets the tone for my day. Unfortunately being pregnant this has been a little harder for me since its been SO HOT in VA but I try to take a walk at least once a day.