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5 Minute Healthy Self Care Morning Routines For Busy Women

5 Minute #Selfcare Routines To Start Your #Morning. These simple #ideas for the morning are great for busy #women. They're simple activities can be done in less than 5 minutes and are a super #healthy way to kick start the day and manage stress! #selflove #healthylifestyle #lifestyle #happy #wellness #mind #body #mindset

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5 Minute #Selfcare Routines To Start Your #Morning. These simple #ideas for the morning are great for busy #women. They're simple activities can be done in less than 5 minutes and are a super #healthy way to kick start the day and manage stress! #selflove #healthylifestyle #lifestyle #happy #wellness #mind #body #mindset

 

Warm Lemon & Water

A simple glass of warm water & lemon can do wonders for the hard working busy women & mom!

Dina from Prevention.com tried & tested this theory for two weeks and found she had:

Better skin

“But by week two I started to notice a slight improvement in my skin. A few trouble spots had cleared up, and when I looked in the mirror my complexion did seem to be less dull and more vibrant. “ 1

Less Bloating

At first I wasn’t sure if my lemon water habit was doing anything, but after a few days I noticed I was less bloated. 2

More motivation to stick to healthy goals

After starting my day with something as healthy as lemon water, I felt more inclined to stick with workouts, eat clean foods, and pass on caloric drinks like orange juice and soda.

A slightly better mood

 That said, maybe it was the pound I lost or just the confidence that came from sticking to a health-focused plan for 2 weeks, but I did feel, mentally, just a little bit lighter. 3

 

Although Diana wasn’t sick at the time – it’s also known that a lil’ lemon can help combat the cold!

Out of all the morning routines, this one is the easiest! And it can has some impressive benefits!

I love drinking lemon water. A really useful tool is a Manual Citrus Press Juicer. This one got rated 5 starts with over 2,000 reviews!! So instead of getting your hands sticky squeezing lemon every day, this makes it an even QUICKER morning routine.

 

 

Matcha Tea

Matcha Tea is another morning routine that has SO many benefits and takes the least amount of time (after lemon water!).

You can try swapping your coffee or usual tea for Matcha. Or you can add it in your daily morning juicer for an even quicker alternative.

Matcha’s become a bit of a fad now but all for good reasons. As it says on Drs. Buzz Or Bust for social media trends – this one’s a buzz!

Some of the benefits of Matcha are:

  • High in antioxidants 4
  • Contains catechins which are known anti-cancer fighting properties (and has more catechins than any other tea) 5
  • Buddhist monks cite the calming benefits of Matcha (who couldn’t use a bit of Buddha calm in their day?!) 6
  • Improves memory & concentration 7
  • Helps burn more calories 8
  • Helps to detoxify the body 9
  • Boost the immune system 10

 

 

Deep Breathing

Stacey Shuerman’s speech talks about how five minutes of deep breathing can change your life. Yaasss… who doesn’t love five minute morning routines that have all day benefits! And life changing tendencies.

 

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Meditation

I always thought that meditation had to be a 20 or 30 minute exercise. One day I got sick of setting limits on myself on how long I should and shouldn’t do something because of everything I’ve read.

Instead, I decided to do what worked for me. So I sat down and I meditated. I didn’t time it and I didn’t worry about how long I did it for. I just focused on the fact that I had done it.

Sometimes five minutes was enough. Some days I do more.

Try 5 minutes of meditation. My biggest tip is as soon as you wake up, try it.

Here’s some meditations I’ve found to use as part of your morning routines:

Energy Cleaning Meditation

Miracle Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation

 

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5 Minutes of Exercise

One of the hardest routines to start is a an exercise routine! So why not try with 5 minutes of exercise first? Maybe that’s all we need just to start.

Studies have shown that even 5 minutes of exercise can be beneficial. 11.

Thanks to YouTube, we don’t even have to think about what we have to do for 5 minutes – they already exist! So pick a spot and try a 5 minute exercise morning routine.

Here’s some 5 minute routines to try

5 Minute Ab Workout Routine

5 Minute Flat Belly Workout

5 Minute Butt + Thigh Workout

5 Minute Inner Thigh Workout

 

 

 

5 Minutes Of Reading

This has been one of the best morning routines I’ve ever adopted. I love reading non-fiction, but I find it’s hard to read them before bed because I end up doing a mind workout instead of calming down.

The best thing I ever did was start reading with my morning Matcha. Admittedly I gave myself half an hour but that doesn’t mean that 5 minutes can’t be as valuable.

So that book that you’ve always wanted to read but never got to it? Take it out and leave it on the kitchen bench! Give yourself 5 minutes a day to get reading and see how you feel.

If you haven’t got any books in mind – this post can help – 16 Non FictionBooks To Add To Your Reading List For 2018.

 

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Read 1 quote every morning

Now is when coffee table books come in handy! I got 101 Moments of Joy and Inspiration as a gift. It’s a great book full of quotes that looks great on the coffee table. It also doubles as a daily inspo guru!

Other ways to get your daily quote in could be:

 

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Write a grateful list

Spend 5 minutes focusing on all the things you’re grateful for.

Taking out time to be grateful has scientifically proven benefits including:

  • Better relationships 12
  • Better physical health
  • 13
  • Better mind health
  • 14
  • Decreases feelings of aggression and increases feeling of empathy
  • 15
  • Helps make sleep better
  • 16
  • Increases self esteem
  • 17
  • Increases mental strength
  • 18

This can be in your head, or using our free daily worksheet!

If you want something that you keep year round, the 5 Minute Journal is a great tool!

You can buy the 5 Minute Journal HERE.

 

 

Dry brushing

I’ve seen dry brushing come up quite a bit! And I always wondered what it was that made dry brushing so amazing. But it seems there’s heaps to it.

Dry brushing can:

  • Help to increase lymph node flow which helps detoxify the body
  • Exfoliate
  • Clean out your pores & make them smaller
  • Help with cellulite
  • Boost energy

Wellness Mama has a great post on how to dry brush your skin.

 

 

Yoga stretches

If a focus for this year was your wellness & exercise, why not try a simple 5 minute yoga routine?

There’s nothing like a good stretch!! My favourite stretches are hips. It literally makes your joints and walking so much better.

Here are some five minute morning routines for yoga:

 

So, which morning routines did you like what? What do you want to try? Keep in mind although these are morning routines, they can also be done at night!! Or even as an afternoon pick me up. It’s all up to you!

Notes:

  1. https://www.prevention.com/food/2-cups-of-lemon-water-every-day/
  2. https://www.prevention.com/food/2-cups-of-lemon-water-every-day
  3. https://www.prevention.com/food/2-cups-of-lemon-water-every-day
  4. http://www.naturallivingideas.com/10-amazing-benefits-of-matcha-green-tea/
  5. http://www.naturallivingideas.com/10-amazing-benefits-of-matcha-green-tea/
  6. http://www.naturallivingideas.com/10-amazing-benefits-of-matcha-green-tea/
  7. http://www.naturallivingideas.com/10-amazing-benefits-of-matcha-green-tea/
  8. http://www.naturallivingideas.com/10-amazing-benefits-of-matcha-green-tea/
  9. http://www.naturallivingideas.com/10-amazing-benefits-of-matcha-green-tea/
  10. http://www.naturallivingideas.com/10-amazing-benefits-of-matcha-green-tea/
  11. https://www.healthline.com/health/5-minute-daily-workout-routines-really-beneficial#4
  12. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201504/7-scientifically-proven-benefits-gratitude
  13. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201504/7-scientifically-proven-benefits-gratitude
  14. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201504/7-scientifically-proven-benefits-gratitude
  15. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201504/7-scientifically-proven-benefits-gratitude
  16. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201504/7-scientifically-proven-benefits-gratitude
  17. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201504/7-scientifically-proven-benefits-gratitude
  18. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201504/7-scientifically-proven-benefits-gratitude
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