Making some very simple changes to your lifestyle and diet can have profound effects. When you commit to simple changes that support your wellbeing the bodies innate intelligence responds and you experience greater health and vitality. We symbolically begin anew every morning when we open our eyes.The morning is a wonderful place to start working with changes that will help to improve your health in body, mind and heart.
To have more energy and to feel more alert and alive every morning commit to these steps:
1) Eat Dinner Earlier
Our sleeping time is meant for just that - sleeping! When we eat late at night we don’t give the body a chance to fully digest our dinner. The body ends up working throughout the night to process our meal instead of using the time to rest and repair. When we eat earlier in the evening we will awaken more alert and with more energy.
2) Stay Consistent
Our bodies respond very well to routine and consistency. There are many rhythms that the body is constantly fine tuning and we can support this process by maintaining regular sleep and eating cycles.
3) Water! (with lemon juice or apple cider vinegar)
Start your morning with a big glass of water. Throughout the night the body becomes dehydrated and water acts to replenish those depleted resources. The addition of fresh squeezed lemon juice or a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar will help to create an alkaline environment internally which will help to boost your digestion and many other physiological processes.
4) Move your Body
To optimize physical and energetic circulation movement is essential. In the morning, some gentle stretching starting with your feet and moving up your legs, to your arms and eventually your neck will help to move any congested energy from the nights sleep. Take some deep breaths as you stretch. A walk in nature is also ideal.
Our bodies and minds are not actually separate at all. Start a practice of recalling moments, people or situations you are grateful for every morning. To make this practice extra powerful recite or recall these during something you do everyday like brushing your teeth so that it becomes a part of your daily routine.