The Morning Positivity Boost: here's how to brighten your daily routine

We all know the scene:

The alarm goes off and after four/ five hits of the snooze button you bumble out of bed and shuffle around. From here the morning routine begins, and yet your eyes are still barely open. What follows might involve little more than a hasty shower, a quick brush of hair, maybe a frantic slap of make-up and a hurried inhale of some sort of breakfast. And that’s if you’re running on time.

Mornings like these are understandable when time is of the essence, but we reckon we can definitely do better!

In an ideal world, the ring of an alarm would signal a "Whoop!" and an immediate buzz of fist-pumping excitement for the day ahead. Ok, maybe this is a bit unrealistic, but consider this: how different would our days be if they began with something we could look forward to; a bit of conscious “me time”; a wiggle of light movement; and finished off with a healthy, lovingly-prepared breakfast... A far nicer alternative to the former scenario above, don't you think?

With this in mind, and in an effort to give you a gentle push in the right direction, we’ve created "The Ultimate Morning Positivity Boost” with innocent smoothies, which has all you need to start your day feeling like a freshly washed Rolls Royce. It'll add 30 minutes to your morning routine, but trust us when we say that the positivity generated in those few minutes is sure to bring about a greater feeling of wellbeing and inner contentment for the rest of the day. Promise.

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Four-step morning positivity boost

1. Meditate

Five minutes of quiet time

2. Move

Have a good stretch

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3. Nourish your body

Make some overnight oats the night before (recipe below), and fill your fridge with these energising innocent super smoothies for an added health high-five.

Note: the zingy RE[CHARGE] is our favourite.

Overnight Oats (Serves 1)

Ingredients

  • 40g rolled oats
  • 100ml almond milk
  • juice of - lemon
  • fresh fruit of your choice
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Method

Put the oats in a bowl. Add milk and stir. Cover and put in the fridge overnight to soak. Add the lemon juice and stir through. Serve with blueberries or other fresh fruit.

Extracted from The Killer Body Plan by Fajah Lourens

4. Affirmations

You’re brilliant, and don’t you forget it (feel free to make up your own!)

  • I am strong and independent and I am living my truth
  • I do things that make me proud every day
  • I am always working on my relationships and forever reaping the benefits of this work
  • I am comfortable in my own skin
  • I appreciate that hardships come hand-in-hand with happiness, and I know that I am strong enough to grow through every experience
  • I show self-love by taking time out for myself every day

(And if affirmations still feel a bit weird to you, then take inspiration from this girl)

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Main image by Jake Givens on Unsplash

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