Well hey there!
Are you a morning person? Because I am not.
Now, it doesn’t take me forever to get out of bed (so my only advice for that is an IV of caffeine), but it is hard for me to have a clear mind and fully “wake” my brain up.
Sometimes I hit snooze 14 times. Sometimes I sleep ’til noon. But sometimes, I don’t really get a choice and I need to be up and adam asap.
Here are some habits you should form starting the second you wake up!
DON’T HIT SNOOZE: Trust me. I KNOW this is hard, but choose a time to wake up, & tell yourself that hitting that button is not an option.
NO PHONE: Keep your phone on ‘do not disturb’ for the first 20 minutes of being awake. It’s important to have some time with your own thoughts. Bonus points if you keep it off during your entire morning routine!
WATER: I personally drink about 20 oz. of water the second I wake up & I’m telling you it’s no joke. Try it! You will feel 340% more awake- it’s actually pretty insane. We are made of water & after 7 – 8 hours of sleep, you need to hydrate up (even if you don’t feel thirsty)! Pro tip: Adding a squeeze of lemon in there will help give your digestive system an early start as well.
BRING IN SOME NATURAL LIGHT: We actually need natural light at certain times of the day to help our internal clock. Exposing yourself to some natural light in the morning increases your alertness, mood, & productivity levels.
MAKE YOUR BED: This can give you a feeling of accomplishment first thing in the morning & will allow you come into a positive/stress-free space at the end of your day.
EAT BREAKFAST: Kick-start that metabolism and have a nutritious breakfast! This helps you burn calories later on in your day & focus on your work in the morning. An example of a perfect breakfast would be eggs, or a smoothie. Check out my green smoothie that I make every single day!
FOCUS ON THE DAY AHEAD: You cannot change that stressful event, disagreement, or poor test grade that you encountered yesterday! Take this morning to focus on the positives of this new day. I promise, it makes a difference.
Okaaaay, did you get those?
Seriously try them out (cause they’re super easy) and I promise you’ll have a more pleasant morning! If a pleasant morning is even possible??
JUST KIDDING : )
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