Does your normal morning routine involve consuming copious amounts of coffee in and almost futile attempt to clear the haze that often seems to linger until at least midmorning?
If that sounds familiar, I can safely say you are not alone. For the majority of us, the hours between the time we are dragged from our beds to just before lunch is a time when we try to shake off our tiredness and try to come to grips with what that day has in store for us.
Most of us will just accept this daily battle in the belief that they are not a morning person, but if you are tired of slogging it out like this every time you get out of bed then try these tips to give yourself a head start in the morning.
It All Starts The Night Before
If you slink off to bed in the early hours and your alarms starts buzzing at 7.30AM the following morning, well then it’s only natural you will feel tired and sluggish. Try to establish a routine where you are getting 8 hours of sleep at night and you will soon begin to see the benefits in the following morning. If you have trouble getting to sleep, here are some quick tips that may help you to doze off a little easier:
- Keep your bedroom cool and dark
- Try to relax before bed time
Start Your Day The Right Way
And that is with a healthy and nutritious breakfast. One of the main reasons why we feel drained and low on energy in the morning is due to low blood sugar levels; this is because you have not given your body the chance to keep these levels in check while you were asleep. Even if your blood sugar level is low in the morning, you should try to avoid eating sugary cereals, and processed carbs which can lead to your body experiencing sudden peaks and troughs throughout the morning, which is ultimately a bad thing. Instead, try to eat a balanced breakfast, incorporating fruits, proteins as well as whole grain carbohydrates.
This one may conflict with trying to get 8 hours of sleep a night, but if you can work an exercise program into your morning routine you will reap the rewards, your energy levels will be boosted throughout the day, you will feel more alert and better able to concentrate.
You may find it difficult exercising in the morning, but it does come with a number of advantages.
At the very least you will feel better and you’ll be in a better mood, you’ll have more energy and you’ll be able to focus more on your work.
Whatever exercise you can fit into your morning schedule will bring its own advantages and you don’t have to visit the gym, a brisk walk or jog even a visit to your local swimming pool can give you the boost you need. If your normal morning routine involves trying to clear the haze, then way not give these methods a try, building a morning routine around these 3 points can lead to a richer and more filling day. Where you will feel better, your mood will improve and you will be more productive in your work place.