I don’t know anyone who truly loves getting up in the morning, do you? The alarm clock always seems to ring when you are either having the best dream, or you feel like you have literally just gone to sleep. But it is a well-known fact that the way you start your morning can have an impact on the rest of your day. So it’s important to kick it off in the right way. So I thought I would share with you some top tips on how you can transform the way you start your day.
Don’t snooze the alarm
Are you one of those people who constantly hits the snooze button on your alarm? You are not the only one who does. However, there are some real negative effects to doing this. Sure, you get that extra five minutes in bed, but is it worth it? Every time you hit the snooze button you doze back off into a nice sleep, for what feels like seconds, then you are abruptly woken once more. If you are not a morning person, which many of us aren’t, why would you want to repeat the whole “wake up” process several times in one go? When it goes off, just get up. Simple.
Deal with the morning grogginess
Do you ache in the morning? Then now is the time to take action and get rid of that grogginess for good. Stretching is a great way to start your day. As you start to sit up in bed, stretch your arms and move your head slowly. It is a prompt to your body that you are starting your day. Aches and pains in the morning could be down to other reasons like arthritis. It’s a fact according to The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network that it is more common in women than men. But thankfully there are a few home remedies online to help relieve the symptoms, which will ultimately help you when you wake up.
Avoid your phone first thing
Our lives are spent online these days, and many of us can feel that urge to check Facebook first thing or read our emails. But this isn’t the most productive way to start your day. Avoiding social media gives you time to come around and focus on your day ahead.
Don’t skip breakfast
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but yet we still somehow skip it. Try and ensure that you eat something in the morning. It can keep you full throughout the morning and help your concentration levels stay where they should be. Plus it’s great for your metabolism, and even losing weight. Who knew?
Try and exercise
Not all of us have the time to regularly exercise and use this as an excuse, but your mornings are the perfect time to head out for a run or tackle a small workout. It really sets you up for the day.
Finally, being organised for the morning ahead can save you precious time during your day. So pack your bags the night before. Prep any lunch you may be taking with you. It can help to transform your morning routine.