Like so many others, I am not much of a morning person and it takes me forever to wake up and get going. The first few hours are spent in a zombie like stupor, groggy and in a daze. One doesn’t really have an option when it comes to waking up in the morning. There’s college to go to, work to be done, chores to be completed and assignments to be submitted. Since waking up in the morning is almost inevitable why not try making the most of it!.
Ways to feel Fresh in the Morning
How to feel Fresh in the Morning? Here are 10 ways to make you feel fresh in the morning after waking up:
10. Get a good night’s sleep
The key to waking up fresh is to get a good night’s sleep. Stowaway your gadgets and your worries for the next day. A proper sleep freshens ups your body leaving it recharged and rejuvenated for the next day. After working throughout the day, a proper 8-9 hours of Sleep is vital. Your body needs to rest after working for so long. Drink a glass of warm milk or take a shower before bed to help you sleep better or listen to some soothing sleep-inducing music.
9. Take A Shower
The first, best thing to do once you wake up is to take a shower. A hot shower is just as effective as a cold one. A shower helps you clear your head to plan the day ahead effectively. It washes away most of the lethargy and drowsiness leaving your fresh and bright-eyed for the rest of the day.
8. Drink Water
The Human body is made up of nearly 70% water. One of the most common reasons for grouchy, drowsy mornings is not drinking enough water. As soon as you wake up, before you eat anything make sure you drink just drink a glass of water. Lukewarm water with honey and a squeeze fresh lime or lemon helps to kick start your body’s metabolism for the day.
7. Take A Brisk Walk Or A Run
When you are groggy in the morning a nice run or a brisk walk in the fresh air can wake you up fast. Exercising in the morning gives you a burst of adrenalin and helps you to start your day feeling excited, refreshed and full of energy.
6. Stretching And Yoga
Stretching in the morning helps you to loosen up tightened muscles and feel more comfortable and flexible throughout the day. Start your mornings with at least 20 to 30 minutes of mild exercise. Yoga is also very helpful for you to keep your mornings fresh and your body fit. Yoga revitalizes your body physically as well as mentally and freshens you from within.
5. Listen To Some Groovy Music
Music helps you feel energetic and fresh. Having music on in the background is always a good idea because music just tends to make people feel good and often gives a healthy boost to your mood. My morning playlist consists of- Moves like Jagger by Maroon 5, Finally found you and Still your King by Enrique, Summer by Calvin Harris and Wasted by Tiesto Ft. Matthew Koma. So, start your day with a groovy and peppy song.
Meditation is the greatest approach to feel fresh and awake and to achieve your peace of mind. Meditating in the morning makes you feel energetic and healthy. It helps you get mentally prepared for the long day ahead, ready to fight the world and tackle any obstacles that may come in the way. People who meditate are happier, more successful, healthier and they sleep much better.
3. Bowel Movements
It is very important to get your bowel movements right. To promote regular bowel movements eat more fiber-rich foods and drink lots of water. Make sure you empty your bowels before you step out to avoid bloating, heaviness and constipation during the day.
2. A Healthy And Wholesome Breakfast
Breakfast: the most important and vital meal of the day. There is this celebrated phrase “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”. Therefore, you must eat an adequate amount of healthy and nutritious breakfast. Breakfast gives your body extra energy and makes sure that you don’t feel drowsy or lethargic throughout the day. An empty stomach in the morning distracts you while you are working and makes you think only about food and eating. So having a wholesome breakfast makes you feel fresh,active and energetic throughout the day.
1. Plan Your Day Ahead
Knowing what you have to do throughout the day brings with it a sense of security and excitement to get through the day’s tasks. To add a spark and bring freshness to your mood and your day you should organize and prepare your schedule for the day. Make a checklist of things that need to be done, chores that need to be performed and completed. Do not procrastinate and set small goals for the day.