better mornings: Starting the day with a purpose in order to have a better day.
We have all had those intense, panicked moments in the mornings and experienced how they can lead to a snowball effect of chaos throughout the remainder of our day. The usual culprit behind those running for the shower, forgetting to put coffee in the machine or deodorant on kind of starts can be just about anything. We all have a multitude of different stressors that can lead to this sort of iffy morning situation and then potentially cause a ripple effect into the remainder of our otherwise productive days. With a wee bit of planning and setting intentions for our mornings, it is possible to divert any potential AM chaos and allow us to maintain a peaceful morning routine which will really set the tone for better days.
The better team has reflected and compiled a few simple strategies that can truly provide a better morning:
Gentler wake-up: Sort yourself out a gentler alarm tone to avoid the initial anger and frustration from the air raid like sounds of the average alarm options, maybe allow just a few moments of breathing and grounding before even checking your phone, if you have the time; there is a definite calming effect from some quiet reflection in the sun or outside (sipping coffee/herbal tea quietly or even while writing).
Move Yourself (just a bit goes a long way): Try to include a few moments of breathing/ stretching or more dynamic movements to get your blood flowing and introduce your body and mind to the action ahead in the coming day. If you are able to make the time for a full vinyasa flow or to hit a spin class; that's awesome, but if not that's fine too! Do you!
Prep ahead: Organizing just a few things ahead can seriously cut back so much of the time it takes to get your life together in the morning. Groggy planning of an outfit or preparing a lunch can really feel like it takes an actual millennia while standing in a towel from your speedy morning shower sometimes. Prepping your meals, outfit, coffee, smoothie blend, or whatever gear you may need for your day ahead of time can shed some minutes off your usual routine in the morning and free up space for some rewarding gentle and grounding practices.
Don’t forget your vitamins and supplements: Maintaining a routine with the supplements that you are taking is key to feeling the optimal effects that you desire. Keeping your health support system somewhere that’s easily visible and accessible will help you to stay on track with your wellness goals. In addition to your trusty multi-vitamins and CBD tinctures; consider tossing some better magnesium into your smoothie or morning breakfast. Including the mineral better magnesium blend can help to improve your energy levels, bone strength, muscle recovery and function, as well as migraine prevention. Whatever your routine may consist of to serve your personal needs,starting your day with your own personalized arsenal of health supports can truly help keep you on track with your overall wellness goals.