I am not a morning person. At all. Never have been. Even though I have been sleeping better lately I still do not always look forward to getting up in the morning. I have, however, found a few things that I now do when I first wake up that help me to get going and start my day off on the right track!
Ditch the obnoxious, annoying, irritating alarm clock!!! Seriously if you’re waking up every morning with a jolt you need to figure out something different. I wake up each morning to the alarm on my phone playing soft music (I believe the title of it is “Serene Morning”. Now doesn’t that sound more pleasant than “Buzzing Foghorn”?).
Stretch. Spend five to ten minutes in the morning stretching to improve circulation (which will help you feel more awake!).
Drink water. You haven’t had any liquids for hours! Your body is dehydrated. Do it a favor and drink a glass of water upon waking. Even better, drink a mug of hot water with lemon and cinnamon. This is beneficial for a lot of things,detoxing as well as stimulating your digestive system are a couple.
Exercise! This doesn’t have to be major, but even a short, gentle walk with your dog will improve your mood and health.
Breakfast. Give your body some good quality fuel for the day. Some of my favorites are smoothies, greek yogurt with nuts and fruit, eggs, and turkey bacon.
And there you go! You may now proceed to shower, get dressed, do your makeup, or whatever it is you need to do to before school, work, or blogging from home!
What do you do every morning that motivates you? Is it sitting by your window sipping tea? Or fitting in a quick workout before heading to work? I’m also curious as to what time all of you wake up at (I get up at 8). Thanks for reading!
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