Drinking water as soon as you wake up rehydrates your body after sleeping, starts up your digestive system, and just generally gets things flowing.
If you really want to stay healthy, wait at least one hour before you get in some screen time to optimize your brain. This will make you more clear and focused, and help reduce stress.
Focusing on gratitude sets the stage for positivity throughout the day. Spend 10 breaths thinking about all of the good stuff in your life, and it'll be much harder for the negative thoughts to enter and take over.
Whether it's stretching, dancing, or doing a vigorous workout getting your body moving early in the morning, one major key to living a healthy life is movement — in whatever form makes you happy and works for your body and abilities.
Tim Ferriss, author of The New York Times best-selling book, The 4-Hour Workweek, says to decide on the one most important thing you want to accomplish during the day, and, preferably, make sure you tackle it first.
A healthy breakfast will jumpstart your metabolism and give you the right energy to dominate the day.
Yes, you read that right. Scraping your tongue upon waking helps get rid of morning breath and is in line with the rejuvenation process your body needs to make the transition from sleep to wakefulness.
Listening to your favorite music or an uplifting, inspirational audiobook is another great way to set your day up for success. Adjust the type and tempo of your songs or audiobook based on the kind of day you want to have.
As the Chopra Center explains, "The Garshana is a traditional Ayurvedic dry massage that refreshes and stimulates the skin and lymphatic system, enhancing blood circulation and the release of accumulated toxins."
This exercise inspires a positive mental attitude and is an excellent self-esteem booster. Watch as a happy you is reflected in the mirror with a look of determination that you'll get through your day and accomplish all of your goals.