Before you get into your regular morning routine, make a slight change and try out a few, or better yet all of these healthy ways to begin your day. By doing so, you can maximize the time you have before going out, and increase the probability of sticking with healthy living practices for the better part of the day.
Don’t Hit The Snooze Button
Pressing the snooze button can quickly turn into 10 – 30 more minutes of time, which could be used more usefully in the morning before leaving for work. During that additional snooze time, you will not be able to get another cycle of sleep, so it is wasted time. When trying to better your health, do yourself a favor and quickly pop out of bed and begin doing all the tasks for that day.
Drink A Large Glass Of Water
Have a tall glass of water. Your body has possibly not had any nourishment in 8 to 12 hours, so it’s a little dehydrated. Take this healthy habit a step further and buy a bottle of Metamucil which is a fiber supplement that helps your digestive system. One spoonful in a glass of water will contribute to reducing your cholesterol, and the additional fiber will make you feel more satisfied, so when it’s time for breakfast you won’t have the desire to overeat.
Eat A Healthy Breakfast
In a day, breakfast is the healthiest meal and shouldn’t be skipped. For 8 to 12 hours, your body has been without any food or drink, so one of the first things you need to do is get something to eat. Keep your breakfast as healthy as possible. If you stock your refrigerator/kitchen with healthy foods, there’s no reason why you won’t be able to whip together something appropriate to eat at home quickly.
Write A To-Do List
Write down a few things on paper you want to achieve that day. This “To-Do” list can include any important goals you want to finish that particular day. These goals can be from your work, home, children, or weight-loss efforts. By having a To-Do list, that gives you specific things to focus on and will improve the likelihood of accomplishing them and in turn, you’ll be more productive.
Pack A Lunch With 2 Snacks
If you leave your house for a job with long hours, pack yourself a lunch along with two suitably portioned snacks. It is of utmost concern if you are on a weight loss mission. Having a meal along with two snacks will keep you well-nourished the entire period you’re away from home meaning you won’t go out and get a fast food meal or vending machine snacks, all of which contain entirely too many calories with limited or no nutritional value.