difficult task for some people. You can choose to start your day by hitting the snooze button, rushing to get ready, and then running out the door with a sandwich. Or, you can create your own routine with these 5-morning habits below.
Keep your alarm out of reach
The question is how to win the daily battle with your alarm clock? Falling asleep with your alarm nearby can make for a potential disaster in the morning. With your phone in arm’s reach, it is easy to opt for a morning snooze. To avoid having “5 more minutes” turns into an hour later, put your alarm far from your bed. This will not also force you to get out of bed to stop the noise, but it will also ensure that your alarm does not get muffled under a pillow or your body.
Don’t skip breakfast
Leaving your stomach empty in the morning can result in uncontrolled eating at lunch. This can also cause digestive and metabolic dysfunctions, which reduce your body’s ability to burn fat. So even when you are in a hurry, try to grab something for breakfast. Eating the right foods for breakfast can give you energy and prevent you from eating too much during the rest of the day. Ready-to-eat cereal ranks as one of the best choices available as part of a nutritious breakfast. Cereal is typically a low-fat, nutrient-dense food with many essential vitamins and minerals. Alternatively, oatmeal is another good option.
Use caffeine to your advantage
Caffeine does help increase alertness, so having a cup of coffee can help sharpen your mind. However, you should be careful with this caffeine drink as it can cause insomnia, especially when consumed in large amounts or after 2 p.m. And in case you depend on coffee to function, mix your coffee with 2 teaspoons of coconut oil or butter. Adding healthy fats to your coffee will make the caffeine metabolize slowly and work throughout the day. As a result, you’ll stay alert for longer.
Beat the tiredness with exercise
In the morning, our body is still filled with sleeping hormones, which makes us feel tired and sluggish. Kick-starting the day with some stretches will release endorphins – happy hormones that can cheer you up. Morning stretches can be as effective as a cup of coffee to make you more content to start your day. In addition, exercising in the morning kick-off whole body system including your brain, metabolism, and circulation. Your body will be ready to deal with any coming task. Your productivity will increase as you arrive to work energized, focused, and more organized than before.
Smell essential oils
If you find it difficult to get up in the morning, you’ll likely benefit from adding essential oils into your morning routine. There are some essential oils that can provide you with an energy boost for the rest of the day. Peppermint scent can make you feel more alert, focused, and stimulated in the morning. The smell of rosemary can jumpstart your brain, giving you more mental and physical energy. Citrus can reduce stress and boost the body’s production of serotonin.