Claire Grady

By Claire Grady

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Morning Motivation & Rituals

Morning rituals are essential to one’s ability to be productive and like the old adage says 'Tus maith leath na hoibre' or 'A good start is half the work'.

My Top Morning Rituals


Your body has been fasting overnight and the best way to flush out all of yesterday’s toxins and waste is to drink water first thing in the morning. This can have a direct impact on your bowl transit and hopefully will encourage a bowl movement first thing in the morning. Starting your day with a clean slate is a great way to say goodbye to yesterday and hello today. Aim for approx 500mls of room temperature water.

Wake your Digestive System Up

Drinking some warm water or warm water with lemon or indeed if your able for it warm water with apple cider vinegar (my favourite) is a great way to gently wake your body up in the morning.

The warm water is soothing on the digestive tract and is like giving your insides a warm wake-up hug, while the bitter of the lemon or the apple cider vinegar is a great way to stimulate the digestive juices and prepare our digestive tract for the food that is to follow.


To exercise first thing in the morning is a great way to wake up your body, clear your mind, get oxygen flowing around your body and prepare yourself for the day ahead. Alternate between gentle yoga or stretching routine, a HIIT (high intensity interval training) session or a brisk walk in the fresh air. You should always modify any workout to your own abilities, and search until you find one that resonates with you.

Breakfast Like a King

Having a healthy and filling breakfast not only prepares us for the day ahead of us but has a direct effect on our food choices for the rest of day. Incorporating plenty of fiber, good fats and protein in your breakfast is key to keeping us full, stabilizing our energy levels throughout the day and effectively fueling our metabolism.