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Now we all know how hard it is in the morning to leave that warm, cosy bed, especially in the winter time when the outside world seems like you are in the arctic circle. I have struggled for a while with getting out of bed on time, but have been working hard on a few simple things that help me to wake up, get straight out of bed and start the day. So without further a do here they are.
A great way to help with the morning blues is to organise your day so that you have a lot to look forward to and are excited for the day to start. Even if this is a small thing, such as seeing a friend or getting your favourite treat, let your energy and motivation to do these little fun things, brighten the rest of your day. Excitement keeps that adrenaline pumping, which is more than enough to wake you up and get you ready for a action packed day. So plan exciting things or let exciting things happen, you will be a lot more motivated to start a day knowing so.
Now i know this is a huge cliché, but getting caffeine in you is the oldest trick in the book. It gets you up and about and ready to tackle whatever the day has to throw at you. It can help with subsiding hunger as well for those people on the go that do not have much time for breakfast. People can go from walking zombies to running marathons off this nectar of the gods, so if you are someone who hasn’t added or tried this in your morning wake up ritual I certainly suggest giving it a go. I never use to like coffee, but now i struggle to function in the morning without it.
Another awesome way to perk you up in the morning is to do some exercise. Whether this is going for a run, walk, bike ride or going to the gym, i guarantee getting that heart rate up and working up a sweat will have you wide awake in no time. You also feel very accomplished after doing so, knowing you were out working hard, whilst everyone else was asleep.
It is a no brainer that getting some water on your face, whether you do it in the shower or not, helps to get you alert and wake you up. Most people love a long hot shower, especially when its cold. The best way to wake up is to have a little time under the cold water or by splashing the cold water on your face. It is a horrible sensation to start with, but trust me when i say it will wake you up and have you bouncing around the shower. Try having 30 second intervals about five times, changing back from cold to hot and see how well it works for you.
When you get out of bed in the morning, try doing a few little stretches to loosen the body up after being still and stiff all night. Do a couple sets of toe touches, side bends and back twists to loosen up the main muscles in your body and get that spring back in your step.
Having your clothes laid out, bag packed, breakfast prepared and a clear lay out of your schedule can help by taking your mind off the mundane tasks in the morning and have you focusing on the important things like waking up and preparing yourself mentally for the day ahead. I find the main thing for me, as soon as i wake up and get out of bed in the morning, i like to make my bed. Now many people would disagree, but as a bit of a perfectionist, i like the fact that you have already accomplished something in the day by doing this and when you get home from a long hard day, your bed is ready and waiting. It also helps to switch your mind on in the morning and take it off the tired sensation in your head.
Again, thank you for reading and i hope some of these things help you to wake up and enjoy the day. Comment anything that helps you in the morning.