Do you wake up in the morning feeling exhausted and unready to take on the day? If so, then this blog post is for you. In this article, we will discuss 10 easy ways that can re-energize you first thing in the morning. These tips are perfect if you have been having trouble sleeping or want a good night’s rest. With these simple changes to your daily routine, it won’t be long before your mornings start to feel recharged!
Tips to re-energize your morning do not only begin in the morning, there are things you can do all throughout the day and evening to improve how you feel when you wake up:
Keep the room cool at night
Studies show that a cooler bedroom is better for sleep, and this includes warmer temperatures during the day as well.
If you are typically cold in bed, then aim to keep your thermostat between 68 F–72 F (20 C–22 C) throughout the entire house while you’re sleeping or napping; otherwise, make sure it’s comfortable when you first fall asleep.
Avoid caffeine after 12 p.m
Avoiding caffeine after noon is essential to a good night’s rest, especially if trying to go to sleep earlier than usual since caffeine can stay in your system up until eight hours later!
Instead of drinking coffee or tea before bedtime, opt for decaf green tea.
Chamomile tea is also a good choice as it has calming properties that can help you fall asleep.
Establish a bedtime routine and stick to it every night
This could include reading, taking a bath, or using relaxation techniques such as deep breathing exercises.
If possible, avoid working or checking emails in bed; the bright light from screens can disrupt your sleep cycle.
If you have trouble sleeping at night, speak to your doctor and investigate whether a CPAP device might help improve your quality of sleep.
Get up and get moving!
A morning workout or brisk walk outdoors can do wonders for waking up the body and mind.
Even if you don’t have time for a full workout, try doing some simple stretches to loosen up before getting started on your day.
Drink plenty of water (and limit caffeine)
Dehydration can make you feel tired and sluggish, so make sure to drink plenty of fluids (especially water) throughout the day.
If you’re struggling with headaches or fatigue, try cutting back on caffeine and see if that makes a difference.
Skipping this important meal can leave you feeling drained and grumpy later in the morning.
A balanced breakfast including protein, fiber, and healthy fats will help keep your energy levels up until lunchtime.
Take breaks during the day
It’s easy for us to get bogged down when we’re working on a project but don’t forget to take regular breaks! Especially if you have work early in the morning or late at night, resting during the day will help optimise your energy levels for when you need it the most.
Get up from your desk and walk around for a few minutes, drink some water, or step outside for some fresh air. This will help re-energize you and get the creative juices flowing again.
Keep your to-do list manageable
If you wake up dreading the day because you are overwhelmed by your to-do lists, that is not a good start to the day. It could lead you to feel drained even before the day has started.
It can be overwhelming when there are so many things on our to-do lists every day, but it’s important not to stress yourself out by taking on too much at once!
Focus only on what needs to get done today, which will help you feel less overwhelmed in the morning rather than recharged.
Use relaxation techniques before bedtime
Meditation or mindful breathing exercises at night can calm both mind and body for a good night’s rest, while also preparing us for sleep with steady rhythms that relax the nervous system (and slow down racing thoughts).
Try using vagus stimulation device as well if they’re available; these tones have been shown to be helpful in inducing a deep, restful sleep.
Have things prepared for the day to come
To take some stress away from your morning, set out your clothes the night before so when you wake up you are ready to go.
Having one thing sorted is a great way to boost productivity and feel energised already – you have already completed one thing! Especially on those days you struggle to get out of bed, having your outfit of the day sorted makes it just that little bit easier to get along with the rest of your day.
We hope you find these tips helpful and that they help re-energize your mornings! It may take some time to implement all of them, but start with one or two and see how you feel. With a bit of effort, it won’t be long before you’re waking up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day.