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START GOOD. STAY GOOD.

Your morning routine helps to set your tone for the day ahead. Because when you make good choices for yourself, you tend to keep making them.


GIVE JOURNALING A GO

Journaling can be a beneficial self-care practice.

Why not try writing down your goals and keep track of your progress, or perhaps express your thoughts and ideas or just journal to practice the art of writing.

No need for perfection, just put pen to paper!

For more information on the benefits of journaling, take a look here: https://anzmh.asn.au/blog/mental-health/journaling-help-mental-toughness

MOVEMENT IS GOOD

Whether it’s a little or a lot, what matters is getting some movement into your day.

Highly motivated? Go for that walk, swim, run or do that activity that brings you joy.

Not feeling it? Be kind to yourself when your energy is low. A short stroll, light stretching or chasing after your cheeky toddler is still moving your body!

Want to know more about the benefits of moving your body? Here are some resources: https://headspace.org.au/young-people/moving-your-way-to-a-healthy-headspace

MEDITATION IS NOT A ONE SIZE FITS ALL

Mediation can be a powerful tool, however, we sometimes feel the pressure to adopt a certain style that seems to be working for others. However, the reality is that mindfulness might work for some, visualization for others or maybe mantra mediation is your jam.

It’s more important to find a practice that meets your needs. Give it a shot and be consistent. And start with small steps – maybe jumping into a 10-15 minute practice isn’t right for you right now. Start with a minute each day, get a 7 day streak happening and then build up your timing from there.

However, if you find a particular style isn’t gelling with you after a couple of weeks sticking at it, it might be time to ditch it and switch it up! Curious about the different forms of meditation and relaxation techniques out there and finding the right one for you? Visit the following website as a starting point: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/staying-well/relaxation-exercises

GETTING YOUR PROTEIN HIT AT BREAKFAST

"Typically, Aussies are not eating enough protein at breakfast. Choosing foods that have protein will help you to feel fuller and ensure you get more of the benefits of protein early in the day."

- Dr Gina Levy, Senior Nutrition Manager at Kellogg’s.

If you have a serve of Special K, which is roughly around eight grams of protein, plus a cup of milk, which is another eight grams of protein, and then you add some nuts on top of that, you’re already near 20g.

Want to know more about eating protein at breakfast? Head to this link: https://www.marieclaire.com.au/nutrition-tips-eat-protein-for-breakfast-to-boost-energy-and-maximise-lean-muscle