Journal

Your Morning Ritual: Revised for the New Year

December 26, 2017
Bay Bridge

In with the new and out with the old. As we delve into 2018, we’re presented with a clean slate and the perfect opportunity to start off on the right foot. Luckily, in a place as beautiful as San Francisco and within a building as impeccably amenitized as The Harrison, your New Year’s goals are met with complete ease. So, if it’s a healthier routine you seek, revise your intentions and adhere to The Harrison’s curated list of tactics to wake up on the right side of the bed in 2018.

Start Your Day at The Pantry

Our most productive days begin with a cup of coffee, a nutritious breakfast and a newspaper in hand. Fortunately, those who live within The Harrison boast 24/7 access to The Pantry, where complimentary beverages, fresh fruits, local pastries, magazines and newspapers are curated to the tastes and interests of residents. A professional-grade coffee and espresso machine, too, offers fifteen types of hot beverages available at any time of day. So, make it your morning goal to sip and eat mindfully, educate yourself about what’s happening in the world and—when all is said and done—you’ll be fueled for a fruitful day ahead.

The Pantry Counter

Get the Body Moving

Exercise is universally acknowledged as the most valuable ritual to welcome into your morning routine. When you get your endorphins running, you’ll find that you have more energy and an increased positive outlook throughout the day. Opportunely, The Fitness Center at The Harrison is the ultimate locale to realize one’s New Year’s health ambitions. After a quick cup of coffee, and before heading to the office, utilize the gym’s array of state-of-the-art Technogym equipment and access to more than 500 On Demand fitness programs. Or, head outside The Fitness Center for a bit of yoga on the terrace or a few laps in the pool. While mustering up the strength to exercise before work may seem difficult, just keep in mind that the men and women locker rooms boast relaxing steam rooms. There is, indeed, no better way to start the day than with a satisfying workout and an ensuing, replenishing steam.

Fitness Center

Head Outdoors

If you’d rather begin your day whilst enveloped by the crisp morning air, head outside and go for a walk, jog or bike ride along the bay. Not only does a breath of fresh air foster vital energy, but science shows that it likewise boosts your immunity, increases happiness and promotes relaxation. Luckily, at The Harrison, residents are mere moments from the bay, where miles of clear pathway beckon outdoor enthusiasts along the Embarcadero. Those who live at The Harrison, too, flaunt coveted access to San Francisco’s best parks, including the nearby Rincon Park. As such, if you wish to work out at sunrise or sundown—with your pup by your side—The Harrison offers a peerless entry to the city’s best outdoor spaces.

Woman Walking Dog

Set Positive Intentions

Perhaps the most crucial part of creating New Year’s resolutions is being kind to yourself. It goes without saying that some days we lack the time or energy to exercise. So, instead, jot down goals or make a mental list of what you wish to accomplish that day. Expressing gratitude, too, is one of the most powerful tools to begin your day with, ensuring a positive mindset to carry with you throughout the day. Take a moment to mindfully eat, stretch, breathe. The little things are what you’ll find to be those most impactful.

Woman Sitting

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