2 Simple Secrets to Start EVERY DAY BETTER

By Amanda Russell

The way you start your first hour or two awake sets the tone for the rest of your day and, ultimately, how you live out your life, which is why I believe a strategic morning routine can change your life…for the BETTER!

People always ask me what I do for my morning routine, so I decided I would share it. In truth I LOVE my mornings, and usually the rest of my days, and I believe it has a LOT to do with these 2 little secrets:

1. Everyday I Wake Up with My 4 Minute Energizing Ritual. This is the BEST way to start your day! All it requires is 4 minutes and it WILL change your day, your energy, your attitude, your mood and your body – there’s NO reason not to do this! (plus it’s FREE, what’s better than that)?

In the time you spend pondering whether to press snooze again, you could just get up and get it done on auto-pilot. I have come to like that I’m half asleep when I start, but as I go through the motions I slowly wake up more alert and energized than I could’ve possibly been otherwise. Heck, you might even skip your morning coffee (another cost savings!) or, if you’re like me, this little routine sets me in the right mindset for a healthy and invigorating day! Ready to get started? Here’s My 4 Minute Energizing Ritual video!

After my energizing ritual, start your day with…

2. A High Protein, Flat Belly Breakfast

Here is my one-minute recipe for my super starter breakfast (you can add your own favorites or tweak as you like). Keep experimenting and swapping things to keep it interesting!

1 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt (I am biased to Chobani, but whatever you prefer)
1/2 banana, chipped
½ cup berries
1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1 tbsp Ground Flax Seeds

Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!

Try mixing it up by experimenting with apples & cinnamon, homemade granola, a teaspoon of maple syrup or agave, sliced almonds, avocado, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds or carob chips – and the list goes on.

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Make this routine as natural as brushing your teeth and you’ll see positive changes in your life, physically, mentally and emotionally.