(that’s “Good morning” in Italian).
How are you today? Did you start the morning in a good way, relaxed and happy, or stressed and unhappy?
In this lesson we are going to learn how to start the day in a positive way AND learn some new English words. Are you ready?
A good morning ritual
What is a ritual? A ritual is an act or series of acts done in a particular situation and in the same way each time. So a morning ritual is a list of things we do everyday when we wake up.
1. Lemon water
This is the easiest and best way to start the day: boil some water and add the juice of half a lemon. It’s great for your immune system (so you won’t get sick!) and to give you lots of energy.
Do a couple of yoga positions or stretch your legs, arms and back. If you do this every day you will be strengthening your muscles and becoming more flexible.
3. Eat breakfast
Eating breakfast is so, so important! It gives our body and brain fuel to start thinking and moving.
Cereal is a delicious and nutritive breakfast which will keep you satisfied until lunch time. Or you could have some toast with honey, some fruit and a yoghurt… there are lots of choices! Our suggestion is to make a breakfast smoothie; it’s quick, tasty and full of vitamins.
3. Have time to enjoy
Wake up on time! The worst way to start the day is by rushing. So set your alarm clock to go off 20 minutes earlier and this way you will have lots of time to enjoy your morning ritual and get ready.
Do you have a favourite newspaper? A good book? After you have had your lemon water and stretched, make a delicious cup of coffee or tea and enjoy your breakfast.
Ok, now you are ready to start the day!
Boil – to heat (a liquid or a container with liquid in it) so that bubbles are formed and rise to the top.
Immune system – the system that protects your body from diseases and infections.
Stretch – to put your arms, legs, etc., in positions that make the muscles long and tight.
Strengthening – to make (someone or something) stronger, more forceful, more effective, etc.
Fuel – something that gives support or strength to something.
Nutritional – the process of eating the right kind of food so you can grow properly and be healthy.
Toast – bread that has been sliced and then made crisp and brown by heat.
Rushing – to move or do something very quickly or in a way that shows you are in a hurry.
What’s YOUR morning ritual? Which is your favourite tip? Tell us in the comments’ section!