Can I just have ten more minutes?

There it goes again, the dreaded sound of your alarm clock ringing non-stop. Waking up in the morning isn’t easy or fun for the majority of people. However, a good daily routine can elevate your mornings and give you something to look forward to. Plus, starting the day with healthy habits sets the standard for putting your wellbeing first all day long. Here are ten small morning habits that our team at Coromega swears by.

  • Keep track of sleep: Journaling is a powerful tool, especially when it comes to sleep. When you wake up in the morning, take 5-10 minutes to reflect on how you slept. Did you wake up at all? How were your dreams? Was it really hard to fall asleep? Keeping track of your sleep patterns, habits, and hygiene can help assist you with getting a better night’s rest tomorrow. Good sleep = investing in your future productivity.

  • Stretch it out: You don’t have to be a yogi for this one. Make it simple, pick a few mobility goals and aim for them for a few weeks, then upgrade. Want to touch your toes standing up? Practice every morning, you can do it!

  • Drink your coffee outside: Did you know that almost half of the adults in America are deficient in vitamin D? Don’t stress though, this can be an easy fix. Start your morning with some mild sun, you’ll be glad you did. Don’t forget sunscreen! (P.S. Caffeine can restrict absorption of fat-soluble Vitamin-D supplements, so don't take these with your morning "Joe"!)

  • Have some strawberries or an orange: Cold season is approaching but you don’t have to be one of its victims. Keep up with your vitamin c and you have done your immune system a huge favor. 

  • What are you grateful for? Psychologists have found that gratitude activates happiness neurotransmitters in your brain such as dopamine and serotonin. Practicing gratitude can make a measurable difference in your brain activity!

  • Sweat a little: Have time for a quick jog? Sure you do! Getting your heart rate up in the morning can actually boost your alertness and energy for the rest of the day.

  • Avoid that phone: Try to avoid picking up your phone and scrolling away for the first hour you’re awake. If you are trying to “turn on” your brain, you can substitute doom-scrolling by reading a book, cooking some breakfast, or solving a crossword puzzle. 

  • Play with your furry friend: Even if your pet isn’t furry (yes, turtles count), they can still help reduce your cortisol levels when spending time with them. Lots of pets = less stress for you and Fido!

  • Take your vitamins! In today’s busy world, it can be difficult to have nutritious meals every day. However, don’t be too hard on yourself. Supplements are a great way to help fill these nutritional gaps. Coromega offers many products to complement your busy but healthy lifestyle. Remember to speak to your healthcare provider about what supplements can best support your wellness goals.

  • Lastly, keep it consistent: It’s important to remember that consistency is key to forming good habits. Think of good morning habits as getting a constant discount on your health. Overtime, the savings add up!