Friday, 25 April 2008
It must be the worst feeling in the world... the alarm goes off early in the morning and all you want to do is reach over and hit the snooze button again and again. To be honest I do I set my aarm three times before I get up!
Some of us are just not cut out for early mornings even the best of us find it difficult waking up a Monday morning with a full work week ahead!
So there must be a simple solution to help you along the way!... Here are a few ways to start your day off right, and make your morning just that little bit better.
1. Hydrate yourself!... Drink a large glass of water as soon as you get up.
When you wake up, your body is dehydrated... you have been asleep for a fair few hours. This will not only make you feel better, but you will avoid the jittery feeling coffee will give you when your body is lacking hydration and you consume caffeine. Although we think coffee is good to wake us up it actually acts similar to a drug and can have the opposite affect.
2. Get up and go!... Start your day off with a walk or light exercise.
Getting up twenty minutes to half an hour earlier than normal shouldn’t be a huge struggle. When you exercise you assist the blood in your body to flow, it will wake you up and burn off some of the calories you consumed during breakfast! It will get you energized for the day, and you will feel great. Better still why not try walking to work not only will you be gaining exercise but it will also reduce carbon emissions and save using transport!
3. Have a healthy breakfast... fuel for your day!
Starting the morning off right with some eggs, whole wheat toast, orange juice, and fruit will energize your body and keep you fueled up until lunch time. If you don’t have time to cook, try a home made smoothie or some porridge or wholgrain cereal with skimmed milk!
4. Get to bed early the night before!
If you have an early start the next day make sure you have a nice relaxing early night to prepare organise yourself the day before... If you have a hard time managing your time in the morning, try making your lunch, picking out your outfit, or doing other organizing the night before instead of when you wake up.
If you smile you will put yourself in a positive mood, try listening to some upbeat music or do something that makes you happy and inspired before you start your day!
By starting your day off on the right foot, you can improve your mood and set the tone for the rest of the day. A better day and a better mood mean less stress and tension, which can both lead to sickness and disease.
Labels: Mind Body and Soul