Top 3 Ways to Start Your Day

We have a special guest post today, friends! From the GirlBoss Network, please welcome Latain Palmer! She is a Graphic Designer, Brand Ambassador, and Lifestyle Blogger/Media. Latain lives in Brooklyn, but she says most times you can find her attending events in the city for fun as a blogger, or covering as media. Her creative background allows her to tap into different mediums such as design, blogging and creating social media content (find her on IG @Lalove1010). She recently took up photography when she started her lifestyle blog during fashion week, in February for the FW19 season. So now, she shares her world through new lenses, and experiences from top NYC events. 

Today, she's sharing us three magic ways she starts the day.

Wakey wakey. Time to start your day with some "intentions." It's been all the buzz lately, so I'm here to share some more ways you can go about manifesting those visions.

One of the best ways to set your intentions is to lay in bed with your eyes closed. This is what I do a few times a week in the mornings, after hitting the snooze button. Now, as your body starts to wake up, go ahead and say what you'd like to accomplish for the day, week, month and year. Having a mantra helps, for example, "I am great at what I do, or I deserve to be happy."

So much joy as Patrick imagines his day ahead...

After repeating your mantra, get specific on what you'd like to manifest. It could be something as simple as getting a raise at work, so you can take that much-needed vacation. Or, finding the time to catch up with your closest friends. Whatever it may be, what will you do to achieve those things? What are your intentions?

Waking up in the morning can be a real struggle, snoozing the alarm just isn't enough. Another great way of setting the pace for your day is to shake your booty.

Yes, you heard right, it's time to shake it, maybe drop it like it's hot down low.

Here are a few ways you can go about shaking your bon-bons:

Just like this, please.

1. Do it in the nude! There's nothing like dancing naked to your favorite tune, and feeling the flow of your curves as they move. Wanna take it a step further, dance in front of a mirror. Seeing what you look like naked dancing will boost your level of self confidence; allowing you to feel sexier, in charge, and ready to conquer the world. 

2. If you're pressed for time, do it while brushing your teeth, no music needed. Just hum. Simultaneously brushing your teeth, and shaking your behind will wake up your senses. And if it's a really good song, you'll catch yourself singing it throughout the day...hehe. I'm thinking Taylor Swift's "shake it off."

However you decide to shake it off, just keep this little mantra in mind "I am awesome, and today is gonna be great." Now hit it!

Last but not least, time to H2O. Drinking a glass of water (or cup) before having breakfast have been said to provide great health and beauty benefits.

We ain't playin' people.

To start, it helps with lubrication of your intestines, and prepares it for the day's journey ahead, plus digestion for when you do have that hearty breakfast. Some other general health benefits includes regulation of your body's temperature, flushing out toxins, and maintaining a healthy kidney.

To spruce things up, you can add a slice of lemon (or any other fruits really), or a teaspoon of lemon juice to your h2o. I've heard that warm lemon water can be more effective, so give it a try. Alternatively, you can try apple cider vinegar to your glass of water. I know I know, you're probably thinking eww "apple cider vinegar," no thank you. But I promise, it's really helpful in aiding towards weight loss, and lowering your blood sugar. If you're not used to drinking water before breakfast, start with a small tea cup. Allow your body to get use to the idea, rather than just going straight for coffee, tea or OJ. Then over the course of a few days, level up to a regular size cup. Before you know it, it will become second nature to your morning routine. 

So there you have it, my top three things you can do to start your day.

Let's live our best life daily. 

Let me know if Latain's blog was helpful or you in the comments, or if I can help you in any way. 


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  1. Erin

    Drinking a cup of water when I wake up is a game-changer when I remember it!

    • Gabi Garrett

      Yes, put one by your bedside table or where you wash your face!


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