Conversation Starter: Starting Your Day with Movement and BreathingAugust 11, 2021
Getting a good start to your workday can set you up for success, and help reduce your stress! Eating a good breakfast is helpful, and so is getting the right amount of sleep, but you might want to add in some light movement and breathing exercises to your mornings.
Getting your body moving helps increase your blood flow, and deep breathing can both calm and help you focus before you get started on your day’s activities.
Here are some ideas on things you can add to your morning routine:
- 5-Minute Stretches – Stretching is one of the easiest ways to wake up your body, and it can help loosen your muscles that are stiff from sleeping. Try to hold your stretches for 30 seconds to get the full benefit!
- Meditation – Doing a simple meditation every morning can help you calm down your thoughts, and mentally prepare for the day!
- Deep Breathing – Like meditation, deep breathing will help you relax and loosen up before a big day. You might be surprised at how big of an impact deep breathing can make on your day.
What does your morning routine look like, and how else can you add some movement?