Thursday, August 4, 2016

3 Ways to Power Up Your Day


What gets you going in the morning?

Lately I've been adjusting to a new schedule, and noticing what a difference it makes to incorporate little happy habits into the start of my day. Here are my 3 favorite ways to feel awake, energized and inspired first thing.


3 Ways to Power Up Your Day in the Morning

1. Create a mantra. What do you want today to feel like? What qualities do you want to bring into this day, or into your experience? Consider the way you want to act (what things you want to do) and the way you want to react to situations (how you'd like to be). You might consider saying these aloud, or writing them down:
Today I am...
Today I allow...

2. Breathe and stretch before you get going. Give yourself an extra 5, 10, or 15 minutes (or more!) to breathe deeply and to move around in a way that feels nourishing to your body. Keep it simple! Nadi Shodhana (alternate nostril breathing) and cat/cow are my two favorites lately.


3. Eat breakfast. Fuel your body with something that gives you lasting energy so you can start your day feeling nourished. I love to start my day with lemon water, and I vary what I eat. Customize your breakfast to suit what you need, whether that's a green smoothie or eggs and toast or pancakes with honey, oatmeal, fresh fruit, you name it! Eat slowly and calmly. Drink water, too!


Cheers to a beautiful start to all your days this week! Namaste.

Photos in this post via Pinterest (1, 2, 3, 5) and Tumblr (4).

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