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10 Things to do Each Morning if You Want to Look and Feel Your Best ...

Alicia Fannin

10 Things to do Each Morning if You Want to Look  and Feel Your Best  ...

Starting your morning out right means you have a better chance of having a great day. Tweaking your morning routine to include these 10 things will help you to look and feel your best. Whether you’re a student, an employee or a stay-at-home mom, you want to do all you can get to have the best day possible. Everyone loves having a good day!

1 Drink a Glass of Water

After a night of sleeping, your body is in deep need of hydration. One of the best ways to start your day is with a refreshing glass of water. It gives your body the hydration you need right off the bat. It’s also something to help hold your hunger at bay until you can make a nutritious breakfast. You’ll notice a difference in how you feel when you drink enough water throughout your day, starting with when you wake up.

2 Have a Balanced Breakfast of Protein and Complex Carbs

Many of us grab a quick breakfast that leaves us just as quickly. While it’s easy to grab a muffin or a donut, they don’t have staying power. They can actually leave you hungrier than before because they’re simple carbs. Instead, choose a balanced breakfast of protein and complex carbs. Eggs and whole grain toast is one example of a balanced breakfast you could choose.

3 Use a Moisturizer with SPF

You’re going to look your best when you take care of your skin. One very important way of doing that is to use a moisturizer with SPF in it. Your face is always exposed to the sun when you’re outdoors. It has more exposure than any other part of your body, except maybe your neck and hands. Wearing moisturizer with SPF can lessen the amount of sun damage you sustain.

4 Apply Lotion All over Your Body

Lotion improves the look and feel of your skin. It helps to lock in moisture, preventing dry skin problems. There’re so many types of lotion you can choose from. You’re sure to find some you like. The main thing is that it keeps your skin moisturized.

5 Become an Early to Bed Kind of Girl

In other words, get enough sleep. When you’re well rested, you’ll look and feel better. Sleepless nights always show on your face. Getting enough sleep will help you to get up easier too, avoiding mornings where you’re rushed and stressed. Your immune system is stronger when you’re getting enough sleep, too.

6 Think Happy Thoughts

Seriously, thinking positive will make you feel positive. Our thoughts have a great impact on our attitude. You’ll feel better when you focus on the good things in your life. You’ll also look more attractive than if you’re constantly worried or frowning from the worries in your life.

7 Wear Things You Love

Feeling good about yourself is always a good thing. One way to do that is to wear something you love. It boosts your self-confidence and who doesn’t love that? I’m sure you always feel better about yourself when you’re wearing a favorite outfit. Knowing you look good makes you feel good!

8 Pack Your Lunch

If you've done all this stuff in the morning to make the day great, don't forget to pack a lunch. That way when you do have your noon meal you don't undo all your healthy choices from the morning. Make sure your lunch contains a healthy mix of protein and complex carbs to give you energy for the rest of the day.

9 Get Some Exercise

If you get up a few minutes early, you'll have to time to fit in a workout. Exercising in the morning gets your blood flowing and wakes you up, but it also sets the stage for making good choices all day long. If your mornings are sluggish and it's hard to get going, adding a few minutes of exercise can get you revved up and ready. Even just 10 minutes when you get up is a great way to look and feel your best all day long.

10 Meditate

Meditation allows you to quiet your mind for a few minutes, which helps you feel calm and relaxed. Spending 10 to 20 minutes meditating before you head out the door can help center your body and mind and help you stay calm during the day. You'll be surprised at how great you feel when you take the time to meditate.

These’re some things you can do each morning to look and feel your best. Which tips do you need to add in your morning routine? You’re always welcome to share here!