How do you start your morning?
You awake sleepy and full of dread about the thought of removing your tired arse from bed. You slowly engage your foggy brain and lazily concoct some form of breakfast (usually something from the pretend health section of Tesco's). Time becomes an ever growing concern as you rush down the last mouthfuls, jump in the bathroom for plenty of preening and conforming to office standards. Once you're all outward presentable it's time to knock up a biiiiig black mug of stimulant's (coffee) and rush out the door. 40 minutes later you arrive at work presentable, undernourished, and shaking slightly as the caffeine takes hold....
And if your one of those people who swears this only happens because 'I've never been a morning person' your wrong. Plain and simple. No human is nocturnal, we've been conditioned for years to wake and sleep according to light patterns and our biological clock (Circadian rhythm's). And humans have also shown an amazing aptitude for adaption (or evolution) so you can easily become a morning person. The health benefits here are massive.
Here's what I want you to do;
Make the time in the morning for some light exercise (Yoga, gentle stretching, mobility routines). Even if it's only 5-10 minutes.
Get in the habit of taking care of your mobility DAILY, weather with gentle stretching, Yoga, Pilates, or maybe some Foam Rolling! good habits are hard to start, but this one is worth every bit of effort I promise!
This month I'm doing 31 days of Yoga with Adrienne (a free online Yoga class) next month onto something new, and so on. If your one of my 1:1 clients, ask me for a morning routine you can get to grips with, that's what you pay me for.
I want you to make your mind and body your FIRST priority in the morning (not preening and consuming stimulants). You'll start your day more mobile, positive-minded, functional, capable, and awake and aware for your day at work!