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What are Morning Rituals?

Dr. Alfiee offers insights on morning rituals and how they create healthy structures necessary for good mental health.

Mornings are a sacred time that sets the tone for your entire day. When you wake up early before the rest of the world, you give yourself time to reflect and plan for the day.

Whether it is meditation, journaling, reading, exercise, or another wellness habit, having a solid morning ritual will help you begin each day with the right mindset to be the best version of yourself. In fact, research shows that establishing good daily routines and habits can improve your mental health and well-being1

and set yourself up for success throughout life.2

“Rituals are regular, structured, or semi-structured practices typically performed with meaning or significance behind them,” says Alfiee Breland-Noble, PhD, a psychologist and mental health expert. “They help us remain focused and create healthy structures necessary for good mental health.”

To help you resist the urge of beginning your day by scrolling social media or checking email, we provide some evidence-based morning rituals you may want to try. Read on to learn more about morning rituals, their health benefits, and how you can incorporate them into your daily life…

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