Do you drag yourself out of the leaba each and every day after hitting the snooze button 15 times? Do you chug down sugar-laden coffee and run out the door with a croissant hanging out of your gob? You need a new morning routine!

There are a few simple, yet highly-effective ways to make sure you get the most out of your day. Now, be warned – it does entail waking up a little bit earlier; but trust me, it’ll help you kick the day right in the balls.

Lemon & Hot Water

I cannot stress enough how much this simple habit will change your life. Boil the kettle, squeeze half a lemon and chug, chug, chug. You’ll ply your weary body with a heavy dose of vitamin c, your skin will thank you with a fresh glow, and you’ll aid digestive function – it tastes pretty good, too.

Morning Meditation  

An early dose of calm will eliminate the need for that regular Starbucks you’ve become so used to. Why? Mediation activates your parasympathetic nervous system, which really just means that a 20-minute session will give a much-needed energy boost. Goodbye espresso.

Oil Pulling     

AKA ‘kavala’, this is probably one of the most difficult new habits to stick to, or even try in the first place. Based on an ayurvedic practice, oil pulling helps eliminate toxins from the mouth and from the body as a whole. Simply swish oil (coconut; olive) around your mouth for 10-20 minutes, each morning. This practice can improve skin, whiten teeth, assist in weight lose, and freshen breath.

Early Exercise

What’s the No.1 reason to squeeze in a workout in the morning? You get it out of the way. Let’s call a spade a shovel here; most of us are too wrecked in the evening to drag our lazy asses to the gym, or even to the yoga mat. You’ll eat healthier for the remainder of the day, too, and you’ll have a rockin’ bod!