Incorporating a 10-minute morning routine into your day may seam daunting. It can feel near impossible to carve out any time in your morning for yourself.
However, when things are frantic and time is short, self-care becomes even more important.
Fortunately, in only ten minutes, you can create a morning routine that will put you in the right mindset to conquer your day.
Read below to learn a few short practices you can incorporate into your morning that give you the most bang for your buck, and will get your day started off right.
Minute 1 of Your New 10-Minute morning Routine: Hydrate
Begin by keeping a large glass of water beside your bed. Before you get up, down that whole glass.
Your body is dehydrated after a long night of repairing itself, and it is simple to replenish your hydration balance.
Drinking water also helps reduce the morning fog that can follow you into your workday despite multiple cups of coffee.
Minutes 2-3: Breathe
Now that your body is rehydrating, take a few minutes to do some simple breathing exercises.
Try counting your breaths: Inhale for 4, Hold for 4, Exhale for 4. Any similar breakdown of your choosing will work. Find what feels good to you.
It is important to count your breaths because to enables you to focus on your breathing and your body. This will help you to wake up and center yourself for your day.
Minutes 3-6: Stretch
Gentle stretching will get your blood flowing, and completes the process of waking up your body.
Circulation is extremely important to get your brain and muscles going.
Find a short & simple sequence of stretches on YouTube that you like, and incorporate them into your new morning routine.
Minutes 6-9: Give Thanks
Take a few moments to reflect on what you are thankful for.
You don’t have to write these down, or keep a record on your phone.
Just take a few moments to zoom in on aspects of your life you are thankful for, and get specific about why you’re grateful for them.
This will put a positive spin on your day and keep your attitude upbeat.
Minute 10 of Your New 10-Minute morning Routine: Visualize Success
Visualizing the successes you wish to have throughout the day will cement them in your mind, and help you to become more confident.
These can be successes for the day (a productive meeting), or long-term successes (finishing that half marathon, or saving up a down payment on a house).
Just staying focused on your goals will go a long way towards manifesting them in your life.
These short and easy practices for a 10-minute morning routine will supercharge your day.
Devoting just 10 minutes in the morning to waking up your body and mind will set you up for success in major ways.
Give it a try! After all, it only takes 10 minutes.