11 Morning Rituals
Simple Morning Rituals.
Showing our body some love doesn’t always have to be hard work. Slowly carve out space away from your phone with simple self-love ideas for body-mind-spirit connection as your transition into the waking hours.
Statistics tell us that 71% of people reach for their phone within 10 minutes of waking up.
Checking your phone first thing in the morning often creates stress and anxiety.
We created this Journal - for you and for us - to make small changes together and work towards a more fulfilling and intentional life.
1. Drink Water
When you wake up your body is often dehydrated, by drinking just a glass of water first thing in the morning can kick start your digestion, improve your brain function and increase your overall skin health which in turn improves your mood for the day.
2. Make Your Bed
This simple act of making your bed in the morning can bring a sense of calmness and have a profound impact on your mindset and productivity for the rest of the day.
3. Tongue Scrape
Tongue scraping is a quick and easy ritual to incorporate into your morning routine. While you are having a restful sleep, bacteria and debris build up on the surface of your tongue. By using a stainless steel or copper scraper, it will remove toxins and bacteria that build up in your mouth overnight enhancing your digestion, taste buds and overall oral health.
4. Stretch Your Body
After a night of sleep, your body may feel stiff and sluggish. Stretching in the morning can help to increase blood flow and oxygenation to your muscles and brain, which can help you feel more awake and energized.
Taking time to meditate even just for a minute and practice mindfulness in the morning can help to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, allowing you to start your day with a calm and centered mindset.
6. Set Your Intention for the Day
What important tasks do you want to focus on today? Is there something you wish to accomplish? Or perhaps your intention is simply quality time with your loved ones. Energy flows where intention goes.
7. Write a Gratitude List
Gratitude practices are powerful ways to maintain happiness and fulfillment. It can be as simple as writing down 3 things you’re grateful for to start the day with.
8. Prepare Breakfast
Eating a balanced breakfast that includes a good amount of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins can help regulate blood sugar levels, boost metabolism and support your hormones.
9. Step outside
Exposure to natural light in the morning can help to regulate your circadian rhythm (body clock) which is important for a healthy sleep-wake cycle. By observing the beautiful nature around you and breathing in the fresh air for even just 5 minutes in the morning can be a mindful ritual to help you feel more relaxed and present while improving your sleep cycle.
10. Listen to Music
Turning on some high frequency music, such as sounds that reach 2,000 Hz and beyond, or even simply your favourite tune of the week is a wonderful way of activating a serene sense of calm. Choose sound that nourishes you to add presence and clarity to noise. If you need some ideas you can listen to this Playlist we created.
11. Have a cold shower
Taking a cold shower in the morning increases your heart rate and breathing which enhances your circulation and makes you feel awake and alert. As this ritual can be challenging it can make you feel accomplished, enhancing your mood.
We hope this supports you in creating a happy and positive start to your day
Indigo Luna xx