Mornings can be tough for the majority of us, trust us, we get it. However, setting your day up in the most positive way possible can have an amazing ripple effect on how the rest of your day plays out. Implement these following tips (it may take a month or two to get into routine) and you won’t look back. 

 

Avoid Electronics 

It is 2019 and most of us no longer own alarm clocks. Why would we when our phones do all the work for us these days anyway? Unfortunately though, it means that the first thing we do when we wake up is checking our phone when we are reaching for that pesky alarm. By doing so, it means that we are waking up to artificial light and most of us also end up checking our notifications from the night before without even realising. Connecting with the outside world so early after waking up sets your day off on the wrong foot as you haven’t given yourself that time to wake up, breathe and re-energise before dealing with the day’s issues. Wellbeing expert, Chelsea Pottenger, discovered that by checking our phones whilst still in bed in the morning jolts the brain into a wave of high stress, resulting in feelings of paranoia, worry, fear, anger and irritability. We have the entire day to deal with any issues that may have arisen from the night before, so give yourself at least 30 minutes where you can be at peace and wake up to your own rhythm. 

 

Healthy Balanced Breakfast

By now we should all know the benefits behind eating breakfast and why you should never skip this important first meal of the day. Although it is positive that you may be eating something in the morning, it is just as important that you are being mindful of what you are eating.  Start your morning off right with a balanced breakfast with healthy portions of carbs, healthy fats and protein. Not only will it satisfy those cravings, but it will also promote healthy brain activity and allow you to start your day off on the right foot. 

 

Try Yoga / Meditation / Breathing Exercises 

If you haven’t read about the benefits of yoga, then you need to jump on this bandwagon. If you can, try and squeeze at least 10-15 minutes of yoga in each morning, or if not, even 5 minutes of mindful mediation. By doing so, it will allow you to focus on your thoughts and range of movement, allowing you to feel more connected to yourself. Afterwards, you will be ready to tackle whatever comes flying your way throughout the day. 

 

Whether you are new to yoga or not, why not book yourself into a Bali yoga retreat to reconnect back with your inner presence, re-establish those key principles and sharpen your morning routine ritual. Escape Haven is a luxury women’s retreat in Bali, winner of the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2017 and 2018. Here you can choose between 5 packages – the basic Bali wellness retreat, the Bali fitness retreatsurf retreatBali yoga, and the Bali healing retreat.