1. Just say no … to the snooze button
To avoid fiasco, avoid drockling. Wait … throttle? No, we didn’t invent that. Sleep scientists in the 1970s coined this term to describe the feeling we slip in and out of when we press the snooze button again … and again … and again.
The more you sleep, the more you lose. Falling asleep after waking up is also known as sleep fragmentation. Research has shown that you get tired during the day and feel like you have run down.
After all, your internal clock doesn’t know when to feel tired, which can upset your sleep and make you a hard-to-wake up Grumpy Gus in the morning.
Pro tip: move the alarm
An easy way to stop bullying once and for all? Move your alarm clock (yes, that̵
2. Sit down. The telephone. Low.
Raise your hand when you first pick up your phone in the morning. * raises hand *
Although it seems important to catch up on all the events in the world first thing in the morning (wait, who tweeted what ?!), it is actually a big waste of time. What feels like a few seconds of scrolling can cause you to get up and approach them.
First, avoid screen time and choose a more productive activity like doing sports, meditating, recording, or even sitting outside with a hot cup of coffee for some time.
3. Let the sunshine in!
If you start your day with some sunshine, you can expect a great day. The sun’s sweetness of vitamin D can boost your energy and mood.
Open the blinds when you wake up or add some time outdoors to your morning routine. A walk, reading on the veranda, or having breakfast or an outdoor coffee can help get the day off to a good start.
Sunshine is difficult to grasp (see you, winter months)? Turn on the lights as soon as you wake up.
4. Make your bed
We are all guilty of not making the bed in the morning (OK, well, most In the morning). But if you take a few minutes to make your bed, you get up in the morning and move instead of crawling back into bed.
Besides, who wants to mess up a perfectly made bed when the whole day is ahead of you?
5. Inflate the jam
Keyword DJ Rise & Shine! When you turn on your favorite music, your day starts with an extra swing in your step. Music makes morning tasks more pleasant and can improve your mood.
Pro tip: create a morning playlist
If you take a few minutes now to create the perfect playlist, you will have instant access to your favorite pump-up jams for many mornings.
6. Energize with a little aromatherapy
The nose knows. If you treat yourself to a little aromatherapy in the morning, your senses can get the jerk they need to start the day with energy and refreshment.
Investing in a diffuser and some essential oils can help make your morning more meaningful. The wake-up scents include:
- pink grapefruit
- green mint
7. And … streeeeeetch
A morning stretch sesh is a great way to get your body moving and your blood flowing! In addition to relaxing these tense muscles, stretching has many other benefits, including:
- increased endurance
- increased flexibility
- greater freedom of movement
- reduced risk of injury
8. Crush a workout
A heartbeat training can also increase your energy level in the morning. Research has shown that exercise can help you wake up and stay alert. A study in people with chronic fatigue syndrome even found that exercise reduced their fatigue.
Exercise has also been shown to improve sleep quality and relieve anxiety and depression (which can lead to insomnia and excessive sleepiness).
9. Get out of these PJs
A lazy pajama day can be AH amazing. But the COVID-19 world we live in can basically make every day a pajama day that can interfere with your waking up.
Dressing fresh duds can give you a sense of performance and purpose for your day. (We promise there are convenient alternatives to jeans.)
Pro tip: plan it out
Don’t worry anymore by laying out tomorrow’s clothes tonight!
10. Take a cold shower
Cold water first thing in the morning may not sound pleasant, but it’s actually a refreshing way to start the day. Research has shown that immersing your body in cold water can help reduce vigilance through physiological changes such as:
- increased pulse
- increased blood pressure
- increased breathing
11. Splash your face with cold water
A whole shower in the am not your thing? If you just throw a little ice-cold water on your face first, you’ll be woken up in a splash!
12. H.2ndOh before Joe
Many of us may not work before this first cup of coffee, but you are doing your body a bad service by jumping directly on the Caffeine Express. Instead, start your day with a refreshing glass of water.
Swallow a sweet H.2ndBefore you enjoy your morning cup, Joe helps your body rehydrate after a night’s sleep and boosts your metabolism.
13. Enjoy a good breakfast
While unhealthy foods can make you feel lethargic and unmotivated, healthy foods can help increase your energy levels and improve your sleep quality.
Start your day with protein-rich foods (like eggs!) And add fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and high-omega-3 foods to get even more nutrition.