As the days grow longer, and the sunshine lasts well into the evening, it may be tempting to stay out later, enjoy great meals at great restaurants, and neglect your body’s need for a good night’s sleep. In hopes of helping you combat the dreaded morning after, we’ve created for you a quick and easy guide for painless mornings (Mondays included).
Turn Off All Screens 30 Minutes Before You Go To Bed
A sure-fire trick to a great night’s sleep, is allowing yourself time to decompress in the evening. We are a culture prone to the glowing allure of screens, but fight the urge to lull yourself to sleep with your favorite late night show. Instead, turn off all computers, phones, TVs and spend some time with a great book or simply meditate. You will find that sleep comes easier to you and you will wake up revived and rested.
Wake Up On the First Alarm
We are all familiar with our friend the snooze button, and for those of you out there who tend to hit it upwards of 3 times, this tip may prove especially difficult. Similar to the statistics about napping, falling back to sleep in the morning can actually make you feel less rested when you eventually wake up. When you go to bed, prepare yourself for waking up at the desired time. You will find that your internal clock will play a supporting role to your alarm.
Drink A Glass of Water First Thing In The Morning
By now most of us have heard about the endless benefits of drinking water. Drinking a glass of water first thing in the morning will not only make you feel more awake but it will jumpstart your metabolism and your mind. It will help rid your body of your last lingering sensations of sleep, so that you can get ready for the day ahead.
Workout In the Morning
Getting a workout in everyday is hard, especially when your bed is so comfortable, but if you can fight the urge to sleep in an extra thirty minutes you will find it well worth it. Working out in the morning, will energize you for the rest of the day as well as get your blood flowing. Establishing a workout pattern, and daily time to wake up, will help your body grow accustom to early mornings
Eat A Good Breakfast
Breakfast is rightfully named the most important meal of the day. For those of you with an aversion to this morning meal, you may want to reconsider. When you sleep your body fasts and when you wake up you continue to fast until you recharge your body with a nutritious meal. Neglecting to do so will make it harder for you to focus, will keep your body in starvation mode and slow down your metabolism. Having a healthy breakfast every morning will help regulate your body and keep you fueled for the day ahead.
Mornings can be hard. Start the day off right by getting a good night’s sleep and following our quick tips for how to become a morning person. Tell us your tricks to a better morning by commenting below or on our Facebook. Stay up to date with all Wishlist news by following us on our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.