Long night of TV binging? Gaming? We’ve all been there. In fact I was there last night thanks to rewatching Veronica Mars for the fourth time. It’s a well-known fact that if you wake up it and start your morning in the wrong way, it can have a knock-on effect for the rest of your day. Of course, it’s all well good having a positive focus with your mindset, but sometimes it’s the actions that you take that can have a huge effect on your day. Which is why I thought I would share with you some of the best kept secrets for starting your day in the right way.
A good night’s sleep
It all starts with how well you sleep. After all, your slumber is certainly what you are waking up from on the morning of your day. So it is important to ensure you get the best night’s sleep to avoid any tiredness in the morning. To sleep better, you could increase your water intake, cut down on using technology or checking social media before going to sleep, and even ensure you relax before heading to bed. Enjoying a nice warm drink, or having a warm bath before bed. Other things to consider would be the use of essential oils and candles with scents like Lavender to help you relax.
Stretching when you get up
Once you wake up, it’s a good idea to stretch your muscles and slowly wake up. When you sleep your muscles lose tone, and any fluid in your body settles towards your back, so scratching enables you to breath some life back into your muscles. It also helps to combat any aches or pains you have by having slept in a certain position. You could also find that it helps to improve your posture over time.
Water before coffee
Many people will reach for the strong stuff as soon as they wake up, be that a strong coffee or even tea. But it’s important to ensure that the first drink you have is a glass of water. It’s a great way to add lost fluid to your body, and help kick starts the muscles. If you can avoid the strong drinks for a little longer, a hot water and fresh lemon is a great way to help with your digestive system.
A decent breakfast
Breakfast is always deemed as the most important meal of the day so you may want to consider how you fuel yourself in the morning for the rest of the day. While you may not have time to have a full cooked breakfast, things like cereal or pancakes can be a great way to start your day. You can get some great pancake recipes online, which are full of alternative ways to make this staple breakfast even more enjoyable.
Avoid your phone for as long as possible
Finally, the last thing you can do to ensure you get a great start to the day is to avoid your phone. That might mean browsing social media platforms, checking your emails or even texting or making calls. Phones can start to make your mind work overtime, so try and ensure you leave it as long as you can before bouncing into the world of technology. This may be the biggest morning challenge for you, but trust us, it will go a long way!
I hope these tips help you start your day the right way, so you can tackle what you need to do, and then get back to your favorite TV series or game!