Tips to Start your Day Off Right

Your Morning Routine

Ever feel like you need a better morning routine to jumpstart your day? I’ve come up with a simple but effective morning plan for getting you energized, focused, and ready for whatever comes your way.

What you do each morning has a really big impact on the rest of your day (and the rest of your week!), so you’ve got to do it right. With the proper attention to your morning diet and exercise, you can totally change your life for the better – and reach all your goals faster.

To help you out, I’ve designed the optimal step-by-step morning routine to prepare you for your day. Follow this simple guide at least 5 days a week, and you’ll notice some big improvements in all aspects of your health.

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The Perfect Morning Routine to Jumpstart Your Day

1. Wake Up a Little Earlier

The first thing I want you to do is to set your alarm a little earlier than normal. Getting rid of that rushed feeling every morning will help you get in a better headspace, and feeling a little more in control of your day.

In total, I recommend at least one hour for this entire routine.

2. Fuel Up Right

Now that you’re up, you need to give your body the fuel it needs. You want to make sure you’re eating healthy, but that you’re also getting a good combination of protein, fiber, healthy carbohydrates, and vitamins and minerals. And whatever you do, don’t skip breakfast!

Try one of my Morning Pre Workout Meals, especially for you morning birds that want to get a workout in before your day starts, or check out my article, Jumpstart Your Day: Instant Breakfast Ideas.

If you have a hard time eating a lot in the morning, my Best Pre Workout Shake might be easier to stomach.

3. Get Some Intense Exercise

Even if it’s brief, you need to get some kind of intense exercise each morning. I recommend reading my article on the Perfect Morning Workout here for some great strategies.

Simple exercises like jump rope, burpees, squats, and pushups are a great addition to your morning routine. You can also go for a run, and if you have more time, a full weight training workout is a great idea too. Make sure you do at least 20 minutes.

4. Energize, Naturally

Everyone loves their morning pick-me-up, but I’m recommending matcha green tea as part of this morning routine, rather than coffee. One teaspoon of matcha has about have the caffeine of a cup of coffee, so it’s still a decent boost, but it also contains properties that calm and relax, giving you a clearer and more focused mindset to take on your day.

Enjoy this Green Foods Matcha Green Tea with some almond milk and a bit of honey.

5. Take a Minute Before You Walk Out the Door

The last step in this routine is to take a minute or two to collect yourself. Sit, breathe, enjoy your matcha, and allow yourself to relax for a moment before the rest of your day begins. Stress is hard on your body and your mind, and a few minutes of quiet time can really go a long way to improve your sense of well-being.

And remember…

The best way to wake up feeling totally energized is to get a good night’s sleep. So this routine should really start the night before. Make sure you’re getting the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep, and make sure it’s good sleep that leaves you feeling refreshed!

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