Waking up in the morning can be a hard task for many. A long night with kids, work, or simple restlessness can make getting up and productive quite hard. While most rely on caffeine from their morning coffee or energy drink, there are other options or those sensitive to caffeine, or who just want an extra boost in the morning. Today we are going to look at 4 tips and tricks to get you going in the morning to help you develop habits to become more productive and energetic.
Create A Morning Schedule
One of the easiest things that you can do is set up a morning schedule to follow. While it is easy to set up, the hard part is going to be following through and making a good habit of it. A morning schedule will allow you to get into a routine that will help you get everything that you need to get done on your way out of the door to ensure you get a good meal, exercise, or any other task that you wish to accomplish in the morning. Write down your schedule and work towards getting closer and closer to sticking to it each day. You will also want to get a good alarm clock to help get you up at the correct time. For those with spouses or children, you can opt for a silent alarm clock to avoid waking others.
Get Some Exercise
One of the easiest ways to get more energy in the morning and get your mindset heading in the right direction is by getting a little bit of exercise in before work or school. This does not have to be a full-blown workout session at a high-end gym, it can be as simple as doing a few push ups and sit ups or going for a morning walk around the neighborhood. This will get your adrenaline and blood pumping which helps to get your energy levels at a higher level. Exercise also reduces stress to allow you to get a stress free start to your day.
Eat A Protein Heavy Meal
With setting yourself up for a good morning schedule, you can make time for a nutritious breakfast. While most people are rushing out the door, it is easy to grab a quick sugary pastry or fast food item on your way to work or school. Although these breakfasts may fill you up and give you a slight energy boost, they are unhealthy and can cause you to crash after a while. Eating a protein-packed breakfast can help give you the clean energy that you need without the carbohydrates, which can slow you down.
Last but not least, you will want to make sure that you are exposing yourself to some natural light to help wake you up. Keeping your blinds open can help to wake you up quicker and allow your body to adapt to the morning much easier. This can also be done with a morning walk or run.
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