We all know that juggling priorities and distinguishing between what we truly want to do and what we “should do” can be a struggle. By starting the day of right, we are better positioned to accomplish what we need to get done and what we dream of getting done. This is one set of guidelines - what are yours?
Research has shown that the 10-15 minutes you use to “snooze” and “wake up” can actually be detrimental to your energy level. Get up! Wake up! Do what you need to do get out of bed and start the day! (And don't forget to make your bed.)
#2-Meditate, Pray, Reflect, Thank, or Ask-
Connect to the Source! Regardless of your spiritual/religious background, taking a few minutes to purposefully pause and connect with your body, mind, and spirit can pay dividends. The suggested method would be 5 minutes of diaphragmatic breathing. Breathing is the most primitive most basic of any activity we can perform as human beings. Everything starts with the breath so why not start your day with it in the form of one of the 5 source connectors- meditate, pray, reflect, thank, or ask.
Stretching at any point in the day is a great way to get the blood flowing. In the morning, following a hot shower, it is wise to spend 3-5 minutes stretching muscles and opening joints. Most of us spend hours upon hours either sitting or standing - which has the tendency to create muscle imbalances and asymmetries. A good stretching routine will help increase energy levels.
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