What makes up your perfect morning? Have you ever thought about it? If you could wave a magic wand and you could carve out a few minutes just for you what would feed your soul? Besides more sleep that its. Try reading anything you  find really interesting. Random facebook post or other social media doesn’t count. Read an actual book, article, or magazine.

read-fantasyReading has some really cool effects on the brain including it reduces stress even better than music. YUP! It also enhances memory, gives you better focus and concentration, increases learning capacity, helps battle dementia, leads to you being more empathetic, and more. These effects are even better with an actual paper book as opposed to to a  digital screen. Further, when you read something exciting your brain lights up like its really having the experience right down to the physical motion.  Reading is one of the best exercises for your brain.

baby-readingGive your brain some love first thing in the morning. Studies have shown that your brain works better in the morning especially the older you get. Read something inspirational, motivating, daring, or anything you have a strong interest in. If you really want to delve in to nourish yourself mode combine your reading with a little soft background music, tea, sunbathing, a bath, aromatherapy, or whatever recharges your batteries. As always there is no right or wrong. It’s all about your perfect mornings. #getpoked


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