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Katy Perry has a lot on her plate. In addition to being a world-renowned popstar, the mom is also a judge on American Idol and is currently prepping for her upcoming Las Vegas residency.

With so many things going on, it’s important for the I Kissed A Girl singer to start her day off right, and that’s why she always makes room for self-care in the mornings and there are definitely a few things we can learn from her.

Katy Perry’s Morning Wellness Routine

Grateful mornings

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How do you start your day? With a cup of coffee? Journaling? What about a quick breathing exercise? Well, for the Grammy-nominated singer, it’s also about gratitude.

The first thing I do when I wake up is a little tiny verbal ritual. I do it every single morning. I say to myself out loud, ‘Thank you, God, for today. I am grateful for every day,’” she says in a recent interview with WSJ Magazine.

Starting your day with gratitude is one of the best things that you can do for your health, especially because being grateful can be great for your health. Not only can it improve a sense of well-being, but a 2020 study found that practicing gratitude can alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Morning tunes

What song do you play to get you through the day? Personally, my morning isn’t complete without my listening to a good song, and it appears that Perry is the same.

She revealed that she makes sure to crank up the tunes with her daughter, Daisy, before having breakfast with her husband, Orlando Bloom.

We always start the day by listening to Lovely Day by Bill Withers,” she shares.

Music is good for the soul and that’s not an exaggeration. Not only will it alleviate any morning stress that you may have, but it can also leave you better focused for the day ahead.

A drink to get you going

While some people start their day with a fresh glass of orange juice, Katy Perry and her husband prefer their own little morning concoction.

Her morning drink of choice often includes a niacin flushing drink to get the blood moving or celery juice to “get the movements going.

Niacin is the other name for vitamin B3 and it’s a great nutrient, especially in the mornings as it can help to boost brain function.

Get active

Now while Perry does break a sweat in the mornings, it may take her a little while to get there,

My exercise routine is being half late to the workout because I hate working out. I’m always like, ‘I’m so late, too bad I can only do a few things.’ The guy who works me out is like, ‘Yeah, right.‘”

Despite her disdain for working out, the popstar makes sure to hit the gym anywhere from three to five times a week.

Morning meditation

Katy Perry revealed that another integral part of her morning routine is transcendental meditation, which she’s been practicing for almost 10 years.

Transcendental meditation has been found to effectively alleviate stress and anxiety, so it’s no wonder that Perry makes sure to practice it in the mornings. What’s more, research has also found that transcendental meditation can also reduce the likelihood of heart attack or stroke (1).

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Want to know more?

Since her groundbreaking decision at the Tokyo Olympics, Simone Biles has been open and honest about her mental health. The Olympic Gold medalist recently revealed that she writes in a “worry journal” to cope better with her anxiety.

References

Cregg, D.R., Cheavens, J.S. (2020). Gratitude Interventions: Effective Self-help? A Meta-analysis of the Impact on Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety. J Happiness Stud 22, 413–445. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-020-00236-6

Levine, G. N., Lange, R. A., Bairey-Merz, C. N., Davidson, R. J., et al (2017). Meditation and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Journal of the American Heart Association, 6(10), e002218. https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.117.002218

Pie Mulumba

Pie Mulumba

Pie Mulumba is a beauty and wellness writer who has a passion for poetry, equality, natural hair, and skin-care. With a journalism degree from Pearson's Institute of Higher Education, and identifiable by either her large afro or colorful locks, Pie aspires to continuously provide the latest information, be it beauty or wellness, on how one can adopt a healthy lifestyle on a day-to-day basis.

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