The Top 5 Things You Should Do Every Morning
The morning is the most important part of your day. Why?
This is when your slate has been wiped clean and you can get up to accomplish anything you want. It’s important to set your intentions as soon as you rise, especially if you want to be as productive as possible. Here are the top 5 things you should do every morning to help you have a productive and satisfying day.
- Make Your Bed
It sounds simple and childish but there is definitely something to making your bed before starting your day. Experts suggest that by making your bed, you are effectively beginning your day on a positive note as well as avoiding one more instance of clutter or mess. With that aside, your room will just look better and offer a positive impression of you.
More popular now than it’s ever been, meditation allows you to clear your mind and set the pace for the day ahead. You don’t need to buy monk robes or settle in for two hours each day. A simple five-minute morning meditation has been shown to produce positive benefits in stress and mindset. If you’re a newbie, there are plenty of free apps and videos on YouTube for guided meditation.
Journaling, just like you used to do when you were a kid, has had a resurgence in popularity. Life hackers like Tim Ferriss and Tony Robins suggest doing a morning journal to remind yourself what you’re grateful for along with setting goals for the day ahead. Again, you don’t need much time; 5 to 10 minutes is more than enough.
If you’re a morning person (and you have the time), exercising once you get up is one of the best things that you can do for yourself.
Just like everything else on the list, it sets the mood, pace, and energy level for the day ahead. Imagine conquering a workout, setting new personals bests, then getting ready for work. You’ll feel a hell of a lot better about what the day has in store.
Worst case scenario: Even if you have a bad day, you can look back and be proud of that morning workout.
- Wear a Sauna Suit
If you don’t have time to work out, you can still provide your body with an opportunity to get exercise. Wearing the Kutting Weight sauna suit mimics the same environment that you’d find in a real sauna. The high heat environment that you’ll get wearing the neoprene sauna suit may provide a number of amazing benefits including:
- Increases caloric expenditure
- Boosts focus
- Reduces depression and anxiety
- Supports your immune system
- Promotes weight loss, brain power, and overall health
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Dalleck, Lance. (2015) “Acute Benefits of Exercise with the Kutting Weight® Sauna Suit: Technical Report” Gunnison, CO. Western State Colorado University.
Patrick, Dr. Rhonda. “Are Saunas the Next Big Performance-Enhancing ‘Drug’?” N.D. http://fourhourworkweek.com/2014/04/10/saunas-hyperthermic-conditioning-2. Web.