Find Your ‘Get Up And Go’ In The Morning!
Don’t you just hate how some people can spring out of bed in the morning? For us mere mortals, it’s far more of a struggle. Maybe you’re a serial snoozer, constantly running late for work or spend the morning repeatedly yawning and stretching up until lunchtime? While you might never leap out of bed each day, there are things you can do to make your mornings run much more smoothly. Here are a few things to try.
Get Your Things Ready The Night Before
When you get home from work, the last thing you want to think about is work. It’s so easy to kill time until bed, fall into a deep sleep and wake up in the morning in a panic where nothing is ready. Lay out clean clothes, your shoes and any accessories, so you know exactly what you’re wearing, and there’s no hunting for things in a rush. Pack your bag and lunchbox ahead of time, again it frees up time in the morning and allows you to feel far more ‘put together.’
Drink Some Coffee
A tasty cup of coffee could be exactly what you need to give you a boost in the morning. A dose of caffeine will wake you up and give you the energy you need to start the day. If you’re quite sensitive to caffeine, you might not want to drink it all throughout the day, but that morning cup can be highly beneficial. You could go with a jar of instant coffee for ease, although coffee grinders and presses are an option if you want a better cup. Alternatively, you could invest in a coffee machine, they are relatively cheap these days, and you’re guaranteed a great cup every time.
Eat a Tasty Breakfast
The most important meal of the day, breakfast is something you should be eating every morning with no exceptions. It’s a healthy habit to get on board with and can have a positive effect on your weight as well as how you feel in the morning. If certain foods make you feel queasy or you can’t stomach them in the morning, try and find alternatives. A healthy homemade oat bar for example makes a great alternative to cereal if you’re not keen on milk. You could buy a blender and make tasty homemade smoothies with frozen fruit and yoghurt- easy to eat and easy on the stomach while being nutritious and filling.
Create a ‘Bedtime Routine.’
Having a set routine which you go through each night can help you to fall asleep easier. After getting ready your things for the morning, you could have a hot bath and switch off all technology. Reading a book or meditating instead will help you to feel tired and give you a far better quality of sleep. Leave enough time so that you’re getting a full eight hours each night.
Do you struggle getting up in the mornings? Do you have any tips for making things run more smoothly?