We all know that morning is the most important time of the day. Its pleasantness, however, varies from person to person. If one works hard for more than 8 hours a day and has to wake up early to repeat the same routine, morning starts to lose a great deal of its brilliance. That’s why most people are grumpy and irritable until they’ve had their second helping of coffee.
With all these, it all depends on one’s morning customs whether the day ahead is going to be marred by tiredness and indisposition. There are some simple hacks that anyone can use in the morning in order to improve the overall mood of the upcoming day. Let us provide you with just 7 of them for the moment:
Try to wake up as early as possible
It’s easier said than done, we know that, but nonetheless advised. It will give you time to wake-up properly. Nothing can ruin a day as fast as looking at the clock, jumping up in a hurry, getting dressed in less than two minutes, then running to make it to the bus stop. You’ll find out that your body will eventually get accustomed to waking up early and, as paradoxical as it may sound, you’ll feel a lot better if you get up at the same time with the sun.
Morning people are the most successful. Moreover, getting up early will give you more time to do the following things:
Exercise for ten minutes
Whenever you look for tips on how to start a fresh day, exercise is always going to be in whichever list. That, of course, is for a good reason. 10 minutes of simple exercises will de-stress your sore muscle and will give your body the much-needed wake-up call.
Contrary to the popular opinion, exercise will not help only your body, but also your psyche, by arousing your brain from dormancy. Another great thing about working out is that you may not even need coffee if you start working out at home or the gym daily. Coffee, per se, is healthy if not consumed excessively, but it’s always the best idea to refrain from getting addicted to caffeine.
Drink plenty of water
Any health blog you might stumble into, as well as any nutritionist, will advise you to drink water in the morning. It can be plain or with some lemon juice; it’s up to you. You should know, however, that lemon juice is a potent antitoxin, so it will clear your body from toxins and hydrate you properly at the same time. Green tea can work as well. It all depends on your own personal tastes.
Revise your goals for the day
Your day is going to be more productive knowing that you’ll work to achieve something. All the more if you have a long-term goal for which you’ve worked hard and will work even harder. Most people don’t have a goal, and that’s why “work” is simply work, an activity meant to fill up the day.
When you go happily to your job, the quality of your life will be increased considerably. You’ll be able to find even so little as a kernel of joy in whatever it is you are doing for a living. Having a clear-cut objective will boost your self-confidence, which is no small matter.
Take a shower
A nice, warm shower will wash the remaining sleep away, and it will allow your skin to breathe and shine. Do not underestimate the power of a morning shower: you’ll be surprised of the wonders it can work upon your mood. It reinstates a state of both mental and physical purity, much like a spiritual cleanse.
The olfactory buds triggered by nice smells send impulses to your brain that translate to comfort, well-being, and happiness.
It might happen that you’ve been raised in the spirit of breakfast being the most important meal of the day. That’s a common conception, but it is also true. Not eating in the morning is the main culprit of lacking any energy whatsoever throughout the day.
Have a vitamin and protein-rich breakfast. Fruits, oatmeal, cereals, and salads, for example, or the classic toast and tea. Everything will do as long as it’s healthy and you eat it. First of all, having no breakfast is a potential threat to your overall health, especially when drinking coffee on an empty stomach is involved. Skipping this meal can get you some pretty nasty stomach diseases.
Never forget the value of an “I love you!”
Expressing love isn’t only a verbal act. It doesn’t only produce smiles, but also releases hormones into your body that will get you through the day. Ever wondered why you feel so good when somebody says “I love you!”? That warmth you feel surging through your body, the smile and the pupils that keep on dilating, the reassurance that you are loved, and you’ll have someone waiting for you to come back from work – all these feelings exist thanks to hormones like epinephrine, oxytocin, and vasopressin.
Love is a chemical thing more than anything else, so never forget to let the people you hold dear know that they are loved and taken care of.
Morning routines aren’t related strictly to these hacks. They can incorporate reading, listening to music, meditating for a while and many other things that can prepare you mentally for a good day.
These are some main steps that are generally agreed upon. The most important point of all of these when summed up is that the mood of a day is a choice, not a given. If you want to have a happy, productive day, then you are able to make it so, by all means. All things considered, we hope you are going to employ these hacks into your morning routine and make the best of each day.
Guest post by Eve, Garagegymplanner.com