Are you not a “morning person”? No matter! We tell you how to establish a morning routine to start your days with the right foot.
If the sound of your morning alarm is more annoying than an exploding ball and sunlight from your window causes you a headache, this article is for you.
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Just because you’re not a “morning” person doesn’t mean you can’t have a good routine to start the day with joy. The following tips will help you wake up earlier and, ideally, have a more productive day.
Taking the time to start moving after sleep – a time when you remain relatively still – will be one of the most satisfying parts of your day.
- Start with protein
Cereal may be a common breakfast, but it is not the best option for the first few hours. Food is the fuel of your body, so to start the day you need protein. It is better to have eggs for breakfast since the body will work harder to digest them – reducing sleepiness – and give you the energy you need.
- Start your mornings the night before
Dedicating a few minutes at night to leave ready the next day can help you save precious time in the morning. Before going to sleep, choose your wardrobe and make a quick list of the earrings that you have to attend the next day.
These actions will not only save you time, but they will also make your mornings less stressful.
- Let there be light
Whether natural or artificial, light sends a signal to your brain that it is time to wake up and that you should stop producing melatonin, the hormone that regulates sleep. Turning on the light when you wake up will help you start the day.
Exercise makes you healthier and stronger, also increases longevity. Doctors, health experts, and gurus recommend doing daily physical activity. If you need another reason to activate, consider that successful people like Richard Branson, Lord Alan Sugar, and Jack Dorsey exercise daily and almost always before breakfast.
- Forget the “nap” button
We understand. Your bed is warm and comfortable in the mornings, and those five extra minutes are delicious. However, the nap button or pause your alarms may not be as beneficial as you think. When your alarm sounds, interrupt REM sleep cycles, and repeated pauses every 10 minutes only affect your body’s cycles.
Set your alarm to sound when you need to get out of bed and resist spending extra minutes. It is difficult but healthier in the long run.
- Wake up calmly
A loud alarm will not help you get up happy. Better, set an alarm clock to work with quiet music or a pleasant sound. This will help you wake up in a more gentle and relaxed way.
- Drink water
Feeling thirsty in the morning is a clear sign that your body has become dehydrated at night. Start the day with a glass of water to refresh your muscles and organs.
- Think positive
The attitude may be intangible, but it is invaluable. Having a positive perspective can make all the difference in your day.
Repeat positive affirmations – it can be something as simple as “I can with this day” – or make a list of three things you are grateful for each morning to start the day with joy and set the tone for the next few hours.
- Use the technology
If you need a little help to start your mornings in the best way, your cell phone can have the key. There are many applications that can assist you. From the app that monitors your sleep cycles (and wakes you in the shallowest parts) to the one that offers milkshake recipes for breakfast, there is something for everyone.