How to create a nourishing morning routine

As we begin a new day, it’s important to remember that the first few moments of our morning can set the tone for the entire day ahead. 

Following a nourishing morning routine is the perfect way to start on a positive and uplifting note, giving you the energy you need to be more focused, energised and productive.

This is going to look different for everyone! It’s about determining what will get you centred, grounded and motivated. Ready to create a morning routine just for you? Read on… 

  • Wake up mindfully: Start your day by being present in the moment. Take a few deep breaths and gently stretch your body before getting out of bed. Try to wake up 15-30 minutes earlier than your usual time, and gradually increase it until you find your sweet spot.

  • Hydrate and nourish: The first thing you should do upon waking is to hydrate your body. Start your day with a glass of warm water with lemon to help alkalise your body. Follow it up with a nourishing breakfast rich in protein, healthy fats and complex carbs to provide you with sustained energy throughout the day.

  • Move your body: Incorporate around 20-30 minutes of movement into your morning routine. Find something you enjoy, whether it’s yoga, a jog or a walk around the block. It can be different on various days!. This helps to boost circulation, release endorphins, and get your whole system powered up for the day ahead. 

  • Engage your mind: Brain food! You can do this by practising gratitude, meditating, journaling, or reading an inspiring book. Just a few minutes a day dedicated to sitting quietly and focusing on your breath can really help to cultivate a sense of inner peace. 

  • Set your intentions: Take a few minutes to write down your intentions for the day ahead. This could be a simple affirmation, organising your priorities or a specific goal you want to accomplish, or even just a reminder to stay present and mindful.