5 Healthy Morning Habits to Start Your Day Right
Did you know your morning routine has the power to change the course of your entire day? An intentional morning routine will not only give you a happier mindset, but also inspire you to make healthier choices, increase your productivity and reduce stress.
If you’re looking to implement a healthier morning routine, we’re here to help. Read on for 5 healthy morning habits, and our tips on starting your day on the right trajectory!
Eat a healthy breakfast
Fuel your mind and body for the day ahead by eating a healthy, nourishing breakfast. Try to include a good mix of protein, carbs and fat within your breakfast to keep you fuller for longer. For example: smashed avocado and feta on toasted sourdough, or scrambled egg and spinach wraps.
Short on time? Opt for easy breakfasts that you can prepare ahead of time. Chia puddings and overnight oats can be made the night before in our reusable nesting containers or glamp cups - simply top them with your favourite fruits, greek yoghurt or nut butter in the morning to make it a complete meal.
Smoothies are another simple, quick and healthy breakfast idea that can also be taken with you on the go. Check out 5 of our favourite smoothie recipes here.
Make time for movement
If possible, try to set aside some time for movement in the morning. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming - it could be as simple as a walk around the block or 10 minutes of mindful yoga in your backyard. The most important thing is to find a form of exercise that feels right for you, whether that’s a group pilates class or running along the beach with music blasting! If you find something you enjoy, you’re more likely to stay consistent with it.
Plan ahead for lunch and dinner
Planning your lunch and dinner ahead of time will set you up for a successful day while also inspiring you to make healthier choices. We love meal planning for the week ahead, giving you one less thing to think about!
Need some meal planning inspiration? Find our favourite lunch box ideas for adults here, or our ultimate guide to the best lunch box staples to have in the pantry, fridge and freezer. Transport your lunches easily with our cooler bags or lunch bags, paired perfectly with our reusable cutlery sets.
Connect with someone you love
It’s so important to make time for connecting with your loved ones. Depending on your family situation and schedule, this could mean sitting down to eat breakfast together, giving your loved ones a cuddle or simply calling a friend on your way to work. Connecting with friends and family is the perfect way to boost your mood in the morning.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Finally, make sure you start your day right by drinking plenty of water, especially if you’re a coffee drinker. If you struggle to drink the recommend amount of water each day, make it more exciting with some freshly squeezed lemon, lime, mint leaves or berries, and choose a water bottle you actually like to use. Our stainless steel water bottles are double wall insulated, keeping your water cooler for longer without condensation.
Remember, it can take an average of 66 days to form a new habit. Start small by implementing just one new change at a time as you work your way up to a happier, healthier morning routine!