Set an intention for your day
Waking up and setting an intention for your day is a sure-fire way to get off to a great start! Setting an intention is a lot different to merely having a goal for the day; instead, deciding on an intention is much broader and open to possibility. If you’re setting a goal, you expect a particular outcome, whereas an intention is about setting a feeling or mindset for your day. Every morning, try saying your intention for the day aloud or even noting it down.
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Get your steps in
Walking is the easiest way to reconnect with exercising without pushing yourself too far. Aim to walk around 10,000 steps a day in the fresh air, if possible. Walking 10,000 steps a day is proven to have plenty of wonderful benefits to the body such as reduced blood pressure and balanced glucose levels (2). Better still, it’s a great way to spend some time outdoors and amongst nature- especially if you’re stuck working from home!
Journaling can be a great way to alleviate the pressures of everyday life which is key to your personal mental wellbeing. If journaling isn’t for you, try ending the day by writing down three good things from your day or even three things you’re grateful for. Great for any pessimists, this technique helps to put things into perspective and will leave you finishing your day on a positive.
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Start your Day the Right Way…
Having a great day is all about starting it the right way. Whether you’re able to hit snooze on that alarm and treat yourself to a later start or you want to get up extra early to seize the day, there are plenty of ways to gently ease yourself into the day.
Here at exante HQ, we’re lucky enough to have flexible start times, so we sometimes like to treat ourselves to a lie in and a later start.
Don’t have that option at your workplace? No problem, why not go the opposite way and set that alarm even earlier to give you a fresh start to the day. You may want to start your day with some yoga or stretching or perhaps even go on a fresh January jog.
But first, coffee…
If you’re anything like us, you’ll know that the day can’t properly start without your caffeine fix. Why not kick the day off with a special treat and visit your favourite coffee shop?
Trying to avoid calorific coffee trips? Switch up your caffeine routine and try one of our BURST Cold Brew multivitamin energy drink. Get all the caffeine you need to refocus your day in one low calorie, low sugar drink, enriched with green tea and a 3-in-1 multivitamin blend- yum!