Starting your morning right sets the tone for the rest of your day. Wake up on the right side of the bed every day with these simple steps.
When you first wake up, take 5 minutes to focus your mind on what you're grateful for. You may also wish to visualise any of your aspirations and goals for the day. Studies show that some of the worlds most successful people do this to begin their day.
If you don't think you have time for this in your busy day, try setting your alarm clock 5 minutes earlier. Sure, the thought of extra sleep can be pretty hard to resist, but the benefits of practicing mindfulness and gratitude each morning will give you more than 5 extra minutes of sleep ever could.
You don't have to move every day, but incorporating a little blood flow into your morning routine will create a ripple effect for the rest of your day. You'll also be more likely to make healthy decisions throughout your day.Exercising when you first wake up is the key to getting it done.
Include some movement in your mornings 2 to 3 days a week to notice a difference in both your mind and body. Here at BB HQ, our faves ways to get active are by taking a pilates or barre class. They’re low resistance and great for adding tone and length to your entire body. If these aren't available to you, why not try a long walk or run in the fresh air to get your endorphins going.
For babes after something with a higher intensity click here to watch BB babe Madeleine Storace's booty workout.
Finish your morning routine with a touch of glow. You morning makeup routine should be simple and easy to stick to, just like your other morning rituals. Put your heavy foundation away and reach for your new favourite morning saviour the Bali Body BB Cream. It offers light, natural coverage with the benefits of skincare and suncare all in one 1. Your skin will be glowing in 1 easy squeeze of the tube.
We've all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so make it count. We are loving these vegan overnight peach oats, there's no tastier way to start your day.
This easy to prepare and make in advance recipe is perfect for busy babes. With a clean ingredient list that promotes an inner glow, it'll soon become a weekday fave and very minimal prep time is required.
1 cup oats,
1.5 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon of peanut butter (or any other nut butter)
2 tablespoons of maple syrup (optional, if you like things less sweet leave this out or reduce the amount)
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1/2 cup canned peach halves
Pinch of salt
1/2 grilled peach
A dollop of coconut yogurt
A handful of chopped nuts
Place the almond milk, nut butter, oats, chia seeds, peaches, maple syrup, and salt in a big bowl and give it all a good stir together. Place mixture into recycled glass jars and straight into the fridge. Allow it to thicken overnight to enjoy in the morning and for the rest of the week.
Now you have a good base to create your own perfect start to your day, you'll be waking up glowing inside and out. For more tips on how to glow on the outside using Bali Body products click here.