Is waking up every morning a struggle for you? Is your bed getting warmer and softer whenever you need to get up? Do you need to convince yourself to get up because you’re an adult and you need to go to work?
If you need solutions for your morning problems, better check these rituals that will make you start your day right! Unless you’re filthy rich, you can stay in your bed and sleep all day.
Wake Up On Your First Alarm (Don’t Snooze)
Hitting the snooze in your alarm is sometimes the best feeling in the world. Whether it’s a 5 mins or 10 mins snooze, it feels like a lifetime. But do you know what snooze can cause to our body?
According to Adam Tishman, a sleep expert, “When you let yourself fall back asleep, you’re tricking your body into thinking it’s going back into sleep mode. When your alarm goes off again, your body and brain are confused, resulting in that foggy feeling called sleep inertia. Sleep inertia can stay with you throughout the day, making you actually feel more tired throughout the day.”
So, yes. Hitting the snooze on your phone is really a bad idea and worst, it can ruin your day.
Greet Yourself A Good Morning
This practice is not scientifically proven but when you do it, it somehow gives you a positive thought and vibes. Once you wake up and before getting off to bed, greet yourself a good morning and think that it’s a new day and new opportunity to seize the day. Be thankful and smile even if you’ll feel ridiculous, just do this ritual and for sure you’ll know what I mean.
After hours of sleep, our body is somehow dehydrated. According to Paula Simpson, RNCP, a holistic beauty nutritionist, it is recommended to drink two glasses (16 ounces) of room temperature water.
“You haven’t had fluids for roughly eight hours, so drinking a couple of glasses when you first wake up will help re-hydrate the body, allow for good digestion, and just get you going for the day.”
Eat Your Breakfast
Of course, the most important meal of the day, breakfast. If you want your mind and body to be productive, breakfast will keep you energized throughout the day.
According to an article, “Many people skip the a.m. meal because they’re rushing to get out the door. That’s a mistake. You need food in your system long before lunchtime. If you don’t eat first thing, you may get so hungry later on that you snack on high-fat, high-sugar foods.”
Write You To-Do List
Writing some guidelines are very helpful if you want to have a productive and organized day. It can help you manage your time properly and prioritize important stuff.
It also helps us to know the details of our day (meeting, deadlines, events, etc.) to avoid ourselves to be double booked. To-do list also gives us a clear idea on how productive are we every day. And since you’re listing your activity, it also records your accomplishments and productiveness.