Let’s be honest at the very beginning and clarify that no routine can help you feel all cheered up in the morning if you have spent the night on an uncomfortable and inefficient place to sleep, had an interrupted and low-quality sleep.
In case you still haven’t decided to treat yourself to a top-quality sleep, make sure to read our previous blog, about the importance of making efficient sleep a priority. Because, the sleep third of your life is as important as the other two thirds, or as we like to say: Better sleep – Happier life.
Now, about the routines…. There are certainly numerous routines on how to feel more energized in the morning, but we’re sharing the ones we tried and the ones that work, but not before you develop them as your habits. So, be persistent.
1. Drink Water
Drinking (at least 500 ml) water as the first thing you do after you get up is also described as a “killer habit”, and this is not a nonsense. Water, the essence of life, and especially when you drink it lukewarm, accelerates your metabolism and helps you maintain a healthy weight, or even lose a pound or two as you it gives you a sense of satiety for a longer period of time. Not to mention that drinking water in the early morning helps you get rid of toxins and re-hydrates you.
Every pet owner has noticed (at least once) that the first thing a pet does in the morning is stretching. If you haven’t, please pay your attention, it is a funny scene to watch. Now, our four-legged friends kept this habit from their ancient predecessors, when they had to hunt for food in order to survive and stretching was kind of preparation for the hunt. Today, stretching is how our pets prepare their muscles for all upcoming activities, and it is a habit that can totally be applied to humans. So, get up, stretch, get those muscles going, let that blood pumping.
3. Forget snooze
This should be the first step of your morning routine, and it is the hardest one. You need to be as strong as steel not to press that snooze button when you would appreciate those 10 extra minutes of sleep as you have slept an extra night. But it is bad, and besides that snooze disrupts the sleep cycle, those 10 extra minutes confuse the brain and we stop reacting to the alarm clock as “the time to get up”, but “the time for extra sleep”. Just remember the phrase “If you snooze, you lose”, and it should be enough.
Have a happy morning