Are you one of those people who feels that getting out of bed is a real struggle that involves hitting the snooze button three times then drinking a big cup of strong coffee? If so, don’t worry because help is on the way. Here’s a list of some simple steps you can take to shake off that zombie-like feeling and finally be that energetic morning person.
8) First of all, don’t hit that snooze button.
Contrary to what everyone thinks, nobody really wakes up feeling more energized after hitting that 5-minute snooze. It’s just an illusion, taking you back to dreamy sleep land only to be dragged back out of it 5 minutes later. Allow yourself to wake up straight away by turning off the snooze. Not only will this give you more time in the morning, it will also stop teasing you with that tempting sleep you’re no longer allowed to indulge in.
7) Immediately get out of bed when you wake up.
We’ve all been guilty of spending another ten minutes under the sheets checking all the notifications and messages we’ve missed over night. But the problem is, the longer you spend time on your bed, the more you want to stay there. If you really need to check your phone or computer, get out of bed first and do the browsing on your kitchen table.
6) Drink some water.
Our body loses a lot of fluid when we sleep and breathe at night resulting to dehydration in the morning which makes us feel groggy and sluggish. Make sure that you re-hydrate the moment you get up. A glass or two of water can go a long way in making you feel more energized.
5) Get some caffeine.
Head for the caffeine to get that energy boost you need. As energy doesn’t always come naturally, having a cup of coffee shortly after waking up helps in getting rid of that morning grogginess and gets you ready to face the day.
4) Jump-start the day with breakfast.
Even if you claim that you’re not really hungry in the morning, your body actually is. When we sleep, our body enters into starvation mode, and while this can prevent you from having an appetite in the morning, your body actually needs some food to fuel your physical and mental activities so make sure that you don’t skip breakfast.
3) Conquer tiredness with some exercise.
Exercise is probably the last thing on your sleepy mind when you wake up groggy in the morning. But while spending another 30 minutes under the covers may seem like the best solution, doing some exercise will actually invigorate your body and eliminate that tired feeling you have. Not only that, the endorphins that your body releases after a physical activity will actually lift your mood.
2) Carb up at night.
Ditch that “no carbs after six” rule and have some carbs after dark. Eating a bowl of oatmeal before you go to bed will give you a better night’s sleep and help you wake up in the morning feeling refreshed. It also provides your body a slow energy release that will get you through the morning.
1) Have something to get up for everyday.
Not having any plans can make you lazy and unmotivated. If you don’t have anything planned for the day, you tend to feel uninspired and will likely make you yield to the snooze button. Whether it’s going to an important meeting or doing the laundry or even just going out of the house to get some fresh air, planning some activity for the day will help you get out of that tired state you’re in.