6 Morning Routines These Inspirational Female Celebs Swear By

Suns out, guns out—biceps that is! Most people are familiar with morning exercise and how it’s good for the human body, but what are some alternative activities to add to our morning routines? 

From smelling essential oils and eating a protein-rich diet to practicing mindfulness, there are less common morning activities that promote productivity. Get your girl boss on by implementing one or a combination of the following morning activities.

Essential Oils

Smelling essential oils can relax, energize and increase alertness which makes them a perfect way to start your day. Lavender scent specifically reduces anxiety and improves your mood. Given lavender is already popular candle scent, this essential oil is an easy place to start. 

Jasmine and citrus scents have energizing effects like increasing alertness which also improves your mood. Place a drop or two on your wrist or invest in an essential oil diffuser. Whatever your mojo is, essential oils inspire deep breaths and can keep you calm at work. 

Protein-Rich Breakfast

Making time to eat a protein-rich breakfast can foster health benefits such as a controlled appetite and balanced hormones. Some people think large when they hear “protein-rich breakfast”; however, a simple protein shake can make all the difference. 

In fact, Jennifer Aniston enjoys a morning shake with pure protein, bananas, blueberries and a variety of veggies. Starting your day with a healthy shake can improve your diet and help you feel satisfied

Mindfulness Meditation

Practicing mindfulness and meditation can help energize you if you wake up feeling tired. Some studies suggest meditation activates our parasympathetic nervous system which boosts endorphins. These endorphins promote feelings of energization. 

Meditation can consists of walking or sitting reflection with controlled breaths. This can help combat stress and encourage your ability to multitask. If you work in a high stress environment, meditation can be worth trying a few mornings. 

Cold Showers

Taking a cold shower is a morning activities for the brave souls! Admittedly, it’s not for everyone. However, the benefits of taking a cold shower can persuade you to test it yourself for a week or two. 

Cold showers can increase blood circulation, stimulate weight loss and reduce muscle recovery time. Rens Kroes reveals after her cold showers leave her feeling warm and motivated to start the day. Consider starting with a warm shower and periodically lowering the temperature. 

Lemon Water

Adding citrus, more specifically lemon, to a glass of hot or cold water can offer tremendous benefits beyond staying hydrated. Lemon water gives you a boost in vitamin C and antioxidants. 

More importantly, the flavonoids found in lemon water can treat type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A wise idea is to cut the lemons at night and store them in the refrigerator. In doing so, this morning activity can take seconds. 

Gratefulness

Something we can all do a little more of is practice gratefulness. Julianne Hough explained that the first thing she does in the morning is list five things she’s grateful for. This is another morning activity that takes seconds and can promote feelings of satisfaction and happiness. 

Studies have shown people who regularly practice gratitude are more optimistic. If you find yourself too focused on the negatives, try keeping a gratitude journal and write a few things you’re grateful for every morning.

Start your morning with exercise and one of the above activities can kick start your productive day. Reduce the number of tired mornings with these celebrity morning routines. From Kim Kardashian to Jennifer Aniston there’s something to learn from public personalities. Try out their morning activities and find a routine that’s ideal for you. Stop giving mornings a hard time and start using morning to better your physical, mental and emotional health! Thanks to FragranceX.com for putting together this infographic.

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