MAKE YOUR BED
You’ve heard it from teenagers, and you’ve probably thought the same thing at one time: What’s the point of making the bed if you’re just going to get back in it at the end of the day? Well, because it’s often the first task of the day, accomplishing it means you’ve started your day on a productive note. Not to mention it keeps your space tidy and organized, which is a plus. Although it’s tempting to immediately reach for a cup of coffee in the morning, health experts say that water is the way to go for those looking to improve mental performance and mood. DRINK WATER Another way to carve out “you” time in the morning is with journaling. Whether you jot down things you are grateful for or write about your dreams, there are plenty of ways to use pen and paper to get your mind fresh for the day. MasterClass offers 12 tips to begin journaling. JOURNAL Unwinding isn’t just meant for the end of the day. In fact, research shows that starting out the day with meditation can help lower stress levels and improve focus. Not sure how to begin? There are many apps that will guide you through meditations of your choosing. Check out Headspace , Calm , Simple Habit , Unplug , and Chopra to get started. MEDITATE
what is stream of consciousness journaling?
The idea behind stream of consciousness journaling is simply to wake up, open your journal and write three full pages of any thoughts that pop into your head. Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way , created this approach to journaling as a way for people to unleash their creativity. MasterClass
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