MORNING HABITS YOU SHOULD CULTIVATE

Hey guys, here are a few habits we should cultivate in the morning.

A few things we usually overlook, we need to start paying attention to them, and making them out day to day routine.

Here are some morning habits we need to start emulating:

1.EATING BREAKFAST:

A lot of people prefer to skip breakfast, I mean, why waste time eating breakfast when you could snack all through. Well, that is a wrong notion, you should well know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For years, nutrition experts have said that a healthy breakfast is a key start to the day. The carbohydrate gives your body energy to get started and your brain the fuel it needs to take on the day. Protein gives you staying power and helps you feel full until your next meal, consuming breakfast first thing in the morning greatly decreases hunger and cravings throughout the day, you thereby stay energized and less hungry all through the day. so, when next you want to skip breskfast, think again.

2.AVOID COFFEE:

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Early morning coffee is the worst thing! in as much as drinking coffee is beneficial to the wellbeing in different ways, coffee has the capacity to take a serious toll on your digestive system. what it does is to  jump start the stomach’s production of acid, and if you haven’t already eaten something, the acid could damage your stomach’s lining and cause indigestion and heartburn. But that is not all, drinking coffee on empty stomach, can give you shakes, withdrawal effects, and gitters, as well as mood changes, It can also increase symptoms of anxiety, as well as boost your heart rate, irritability, and inability to focus. That also goes for decaffeinated coffee. It is adviced that you avoid coffee for three hours after you wake up.

3.DRINK WATER ON EMPTY STOMACH:

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Drinking a warm glass of water as soon as you wake up in the morning on an empty stomach can help relieve your bowel movements and also help with constipation. since 70% of your body is made up of water, it’s essential to keep it fresh and topped up to keep the body working properly,  When you drink water on an empty stomach in the morning, you will flush out the harmful toxins that have been cast out as the body repairs itself at night. Drinking water immediately after waking up purifies the colon, making it easier to absorb nutrients, alleviates Heartburn and Indigestion, It is a fact that drinking water on an empty stomach dilutes the acids which lead to stones in the kidney, Drinking water on an empty stomach helps in flushing and balancing the lymphatic system, which leads to increased levels of immunity. A strong immune system will keep you safe from various diseases and prevent you from falling sick as often. In addition, guess what, for our beauticians out there, Drinking plenty of water improves complexion and skin radiance, and also promotes shiny, smooth, and healthy hair, nourishing your hair from the inside out. Water makes up almost ¼ of the weight of a hair strand. An insufficient intake of water can cause brittle hair and thin hair strands. It was found out in a study that drinking 500 ml of water on an empty stomach increases blood flow in the skin and makes skin glow, and also drinking water throughout the day makes the skin radiant.

4.KEEP YOUR PHONE AWAY OR IN AIRPLANE MODE:

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The phone is usually the last thing you look at when you sleep, and as soon as you wake up, the first thing you pick up to use, is your phone. This can in a few ways cause a strain and distortion to the sleeping patterns of users. With the modern smart phone, there are a lot of feel good activities that can be carried out, from interacting via social media, to playing games, responding to emails, clicking, scrolling, browsing, and the rest. It feels good and there is a limitless opportunity for additional stimulation. It may be tough to stop and put the device away. This alone may lead to a delay in bedtime and reduced total sleep time. This may contribute to sleep deprivation if the needed hours of sleep to feel rested are not obtained. The stimulation makes it hare to fall asleep, as the mind may be overly excited or activated. Also, the light from phone, tablet, or computer screens may impact the ability to fall asleep. Small amounts of artificial light from the screens may cause a delay in sleep. Keep your phone far away from you when you sleep, charge it in another room, if you cant do that, make sure to keep the phone in airplane mode to avoid distracting notification tones when you sleep. in many ways than one, the ability to sleep soundly at night would affect how we wake up in the morning, and how good your morning would be. in addition, it is recommended that you stay away from your phone at least 30 minutes after you wake up, this would enable you clear your mind and plan for the day ahead. Staying away from your phone for at least 30 minutes after you wake up gives you a fresh start to your day, and enough time to get up, get going, have breakfast, and a better planned out day.

5.DON’T MAKE THE BED

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Remember how we were always reprimanded for not making our bed, while growing up? well, after reading this article, you would feel less guilty for not making your bed, or leaving your bed all messed up when you wake up. Well, according to recent findings, research has shown that it is healthy and safer to leave your bed unmade win the morning, and during the day, as making your bed in the morning traps in dust mites that have accumulated overnight and provides a breeding ground for allergens that can aggravate asthma and allergies.

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When we sleep during the night, our bodies become warm and sweaty, making us a prime target for these dust mites to feed on our skin and leave behind excretions that can give us asthma-like symptoms as these microscopic bugs feed on scales of human skin and they thrive in moist environments. Making your bed first thing in the morning traps the moisture, therefore, making it a home for up to 1.5million dust mites. If you leave your bed messy, however, the mites are exposed to air and sunlight, which causes them to become dehydrated and die out. Scientists found that leaving your bed unkempt throughout the day is the best solution to reduce the number of dust mites. So, now, you can feel less gvuilty for leaving your bed unmade. and if you cant stand an unlaid bed, you can try leaving it in the morning, amd laying it in the afternoon. chee

6.PRACTICE OPTIMISM AND GRATITUDE

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This might sound expected, but, how many actually practice it? This requires a feeling of gratitude on a daily basis. Have a thankful heart, in as much as we individually have issues surrounding us, we need to focus more on the good things. This between 20 seconds to five minutes every day to be grateful for all the positive things in your life. From those that love you, to that job you have been able to keep, that moment of celebration, that business idea that you thought of, opportunities arising, down to the littlest things, like the food we have been eating, or we were able to eat today, the free flow of water, shelter, good health.. Have a thankful heart every morning. Say them with your mouth, recite those things you are grateful for. Start with the phrase.. “I am grateful for……” And keep going.

When you do this daily, what it does is, it trains your brain to be happier. Gratitude increases the level of optimism. Research has shown that optimism is a life lengthening trait. Routinely practicing gratitude helps us experience increased positive emotions including interest, joy, pride, and excitement. Gratitude increases dopamine and serotonin levels which are the key to feelings of contentment.

So dear, there you have it. Starting these morning routines would give room for Better life and wellbeing. Follow this lifestyle and routine guide. You would testify the difference.

Cheers!!

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