Waking Up Tired? These 7 Habits Will Kick-Start Your Morning: Getting out of bed sucks, but it’s necessary to accomplish just about everything humans need to do to survive. If you’re groggy and sleepy in the morning or throughout your day, you’re not alone. Here are some habits people have developed that have proven to be effective ways to shake off the morning fog and feel more alert as you begin your day.
1. Start Your Day with Some Natural Light- A lot of these tips are based on recreating the way that our ancestors woke up. They used the sun as an alarm clock, as these frequencies of light decrease our bodies’ levels of the hormone melatonin and give us a boost of energy. Having a window open in your room is a great way to get out of bed quick and start the day’s hunt (or commute).
2. Get Some Cardio- Cardiovascular exercise releases endorphins and wakes you up quickly. Especially if you have a job that’s mostly sitting, you’ll likely feel groggy until you get your heart pumping. Start with stretching. After that, some jumping jacks or jogging in place will do the trick, and you’ll feel better all day than if you gradually worked through morning creakiness.
3. Don’t Sleep in On Weekends- This is a tough one. For some people, the best part of the weekend is hitting the snooze button and staying in bed well past when they’d normally rise for work. But doing so messes with your body’s circadian rhythmic clock, making it tougher to wake up on Monday and throughout the week… Continue Reading >>>>