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7 Healthy Habits for a Productive Day


We're all busy with a million things on our to-do lists. There are healthy habits that we know we should be doing, but with our time spent trying to keep up with our schedules, they get set aside. It's never too late to jump back in! Starting your morning off on the right foot will set you up for success for a productive day. I've got 7 tips to incorporate into your morning routine that will allow you to focus your mind on the day ahead. Incorporate one or two or all of these healthy habits to get back on track!

Plan Out Your Day the Night Before

Looking at your day the night before and preparing for it will give more time in the morning. Review anything you need to get done the next day. Pick your outfit and iron or steam if needed, make your lunch if you brown bag it to work, pack your work bag and make sure your essentials are ready to go. 


Get Quality Sleep 

We all know that sleep plays a critical role in our mental and physical health so why do we continue to push the boundaries and get less sleep? Try going to bed and getting up at the same time every day. Exposing yourself to sunlight in the morning and spending more time outdoors during daylight hours will help you get better zzz's at night.


Take 5 Minutes to Stretch

When we sleep our muscles tighten and stretching when we first wake up releases any tension in our bodies from sleeping. Stretching leads to flexibility which helps our muscles perform better for the day ahead.


Drink a Glass of Water

One of the best things you can do when you wake up is to drink a full glass of water. Water gets your metabolism going, flushes out toxins in your body and also gives your brain fuel. 


Meditate

Mediation has shown to help reduces stress and anxiety, improve focus and help you sleep better. Meditating first thing in the morning when your mind is free and clear of daily stressors sets a calm tone for the rest of the day. It doesn't have to take a long time, even 5 minutes is beneficial.


Workout

Working out in the morning has benefits other than getting your work out of the way. You are more likely to eat healthy breakfast afterward and make better nutritional choices for the rest of the day. It also rev's up your metabolism and will help you sleep better at night. Plus, you'll feel proud of yourself!


Eat a Healthy Breakfast

It's been ingrained in our brains that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating a protein-packed breakfast helps keep you full until lunch and also improves your concentration, memory, and mood.


Which of these habits do you already incorporate into your morning? Which of these are you going to try?

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