Just as the famous quote says – “The Early Bird Get the Worm”, waking up early is an extremely important part of maintaining a healthy morning routine that results in a more productive and overall happier life. In today’s article, we are going to show you 5 tips and tricks that will help you to boost your energy levels in the mornings and get you going.
So let’s start with the tips, shall we? Here they are:
1.Drink Water Immediately after you wake up
Our bodies tend to become dehydrated while we are sleeping and this causes our metabolism to slow down, making you feel tired and lazy. However instead of reaching for a water bottle, many people head straight to the coffee machine which slightly fixes the problem.
But if you want to really supercharge your metabolism and boost your energy levels, drink a whole liter of water immediately after waking up. This will stimulate your metabolism to start working with normal pace and after that, you can have your delicious cup of coffee.
2.Fill Your Mind With Positive Thoughts
Marcus Aurelius – a famous Roman Emperor once wrote that every morning should be started with the thought of how marvelous it is to be alive and to be able to love, to breathe and to think. This is completely true. Just as your body needs to be taken a well care of, so does your mind. A healthy dose of positivity is guaranteed to increase your energy levels and motivation. Scientists have been baffled to raise awareness about the benefits and importance of positive thinking.
A 5 minute meditation should relax your body and mind and fill you up with positive thoughts and energy so you can take on the following day like a champ!
3.Take Your Time To Stretch
Our muscles remain inactive for a long period of time while sleeping therefore causing our blood flow to decrease and allowing less oxygen to enter our muscle tissues. Experts recommend doing at least a 15-minute stretch before starting to move around and get active in order to get the tightness of the muscles removed. Doing yoga stretches is a good example of stretching in the morning.
4.Make Sure Your Breakfast Is Healthy
Consuming the right food for breakfast plays a crucial role for your energy levels and productivity throughout the day. Eating a healthy breakfast will not only provide you with tons of energy but it will also give you:
- Provide you with the essential minerals, vitamins and nutrients that protect your health
- Improved performance and concentration
- More endurance and strength
- Lower your cholesterol levels
Try to stick to high-energy foods like healthy smoothies, fruits and vegetables. In the meantime avoid grain foods like rice, breads and cereals because they tend make you feel lazy and tired.
5.Visualize More Often
If you haven’t heard of visualizing, it is a method of mental rehearsal that is becoming popular every single day. The benefits of this technique are backed by many scientists and experts.
You can start off by establishing a specific goal and by imagining a future where you have achieved that specific goal.
Another good way to visualize is to imagine yourself doing the action that will lead you to reaching your specific goal.
Something for you
At last, you know the five tips and tricks to boost start your day, and now it is up to you to start practicing them on daily basis.
If you happen to have a favorite morning routine that helps you to better take on your day filled with activities, feel free to share it down in the comment section below!