Good morning, sunshine. If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, the AM is the most important time—you’ll set the mood for the 24 hours ahead. Taking a few minutes for these simple routines will leave you feeling and looking your best, and ready to take on whatever your day may bring.
The trick to morning exercise? Find something you truly love to do. Make a playlist of music that makes you want to move, then get to it. Whether it’s flowing through vinyasas, running through your neighborhood, or dancing to your favorite tunes, the rush of endorphins after a great workout gives your energy and your mood a major boost. It’s great to start the day already haven checked off something important from your long, long list.
Your body loses water as you sleep at night. So in the morning, drinking plenty of fluids is extra essential. Straight ol’ H2O is a great bet, as is ZICO Premium Coconut Water. The tasty, natural drink supports hydration with five electrolytes: magnesium, sodium, phosphorus, calcium, and as much potassium as a banana. Plus it’s delicious and refreshing, and we love healthy things that taste like treats.
Face the Day Nourished
You know what they say! It may be tempting to skip the morning meal, but fueling your body with high quality nutrients sets you up for success all day. Choose protein and complex carbs, so you won’t crash and burn from an early-bird sugar high. We love Greek yogurt with fresh berries and sunflower seeds; or steel-cut oats with walnuts and a drizzle of honey. Prepare the night before, so breakfast is a no-brainer when you’re still half awake.
Looking gorgeous on the outside is guaranteed to make you feel good on the inside. Time is precious… from showering to choosing the day’s outfit, the more you have done when you go to bed, the less you have to worry about in the morning. Don’t forget a good tinted moisturized/BB Cream/foundation with SPF to even out and protect your skin. Another tip: a few squeezes of a trusty eyelash curler go a long way.
You take time to care for your body; give your mind and spirit some love, too. Even a five minute meditation (easy as pie: sit, breathe, repeat) can pay huge dividends in calm and focus. Open your journal and make a list of ten things you’re grateful for. Ponder an inspiring daily reader. Take some quiet time to reflect and set your intention for the day. You’ll go out into the crazy world feeling sane and centered.