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If you’re following my series on How to Live a Prioritized Life in 2014, then you know I promised you some insights for how to minimize your routine for maximum results.
The key is to keep things simple and consistent.
I’ve honed in on 3 simple steps to my healthy morning routine that I’ve found I can accomplish each morning when I get up, regardless of how little time I have. These three things help keep me physically, emotionally & spiritually healthy.
Is it a guarantee against sickness and bad fortune?
Of course not!
But I know that by starting my day with the three steps below, I’m setting myself up for success.
A Healthy Morning Routine in 3 Simple Steps
1. Drink a glass of water…
…but not just pain water: drink at least 8-16oz of water at one time with juice of 1/2 a fresh lemon. If possible, I also add a Tablespoon of Aloe Vera juice, but it can be hard to find aloe vera that doesn’t have a bad aftertaste. (George’s Aloe Vera is the best I’ve tried).
This not only helps with your internal pH balance, but by drinking it all at once serves to flush out and cleanse your digestive system (if you know what I mean 😉
2. Perform 3 Yoga Positions
Each morning after my devotions, I get out of bed and perform the following three different yoga poses (consisting of 3 breaths on each side):
I suffered a lower back injury that ended my tennis career back in 1999 and I credit these poses with keeping my back spasms at bay!
3. Read My Utmost for His Highest
My mentor, Jackie Kendall, turned my on to “Ozzie” back when I first became a Christian over 10 years ago. My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers has become one of the most well-respected and popular devotions for it’s straight-talk and hard-hitting Biblical truths that still ring true in its daily application, even decades after its original publication.
(If you follow me on Twitter, I always share what jumps out at me most from each day’s readings at 6:35am)
There you have it! Perhaps not revolutionary, but essential for my daily well being. Of course, there are other things I add-in if I have time, like journaling, Bible reading and even more exercise, but they don’t necessarily happen at the same time each day.
What about you: how do you start your morning each day?Disclosure: I am not a doctor and this post is solely a personal testimony meant to inform. There are also affiliate links in the products I’ve shared that I love and believe in.