We totally get it—the mornings are hectic, and prioritizing health is often last on the list. But because overall wellness is crucial to a happy life, we’re arming you with four ways to get your everyday routine in check. Each morning will be a breeze!
Written and photographed by Erin Sousa
Make lemon water. Get into the habit of keeping lemons (or an organic, high-quality lemon juice) on hand for warm lemon water each morning. The benefits are vast—each sip flushes your system of toxins, helps all functions of the body and promotes glowing skin. You’ll feel less bloated and get a little boost of energy!
Put your smartphone on hold. We’re not going to tell you to totally ignore your smartphone when you wake up, but we do recommend that you give yourself five minutes to belly breathe before you start scrolling Instagram. Elongated belly breathing will reduce stress, center you and put you in a calmer mindset to tackle that crazy inbox!
Detox by dry brushing. Dry brushing is a super quick way to exfoliate dead skin cells. It only takes a few extra minutes before your shower, but it stimulates blood flow to energize and revive you—a perfect way to start the day!
Prep breakfast ahead of time. Breakfast can be such a hassle! Set your morning up for success by prepping healthy overnight oats the night before. Mason jars make for easy transport (breakfast in the car, anyone?), and oatmeal will keep you full for hours. We love these recipes, but a quick Google search will give you tons of options, too!