The morning is not your favorite part of the day, is it? How to wake up feeling fresh and relaxed? Here are 5 ways to start your morning better and increase your chances of a healthy and effective day.
Get up at least 15 minutes earlier
Get up 15 minutes earlier than you usually do to prepare both physically and mentally for your day. Begin your morning by lying in bed, stretching and slowly waking up, and give yourself enough time to realize how beautiful your life is. While waking up think about the things you love to do that make you happy. Happy thoughts create happy emotions and let you enjoy every day as it comes.
Drink warm lemon water
Drinking warm lemon water before breakfast starts your metabolism, which burns fat, and gives you energy. Lemon juice is known as a great digestive aid and liver cleanser. Besides, it contains citric acid, magnesium, vitamin C, pectin, and calcium which are necessary to strengthen your immune system. The smell of lemon juice can brighten your mood and reduce anxiety and depression.
Remember to exercise regularly
Don’t panic, we’re not talking about exercising at the gym or running around the park early in the morning. Any physical activity is better than none! Get some fresh air and just walk. It would be enough to boost your energy and stimulate your brain activity. Even if you spend just a few minutes for this, you will feel much healthier and be able to work with a clear mind.
Never skip breakfast
No time for breakfast? Taking just a few minutes to have something to eat can really make a difference to your day. Breakfast gives you a chance to start the day with a healthy and nutritious meal. Apart from providing you with energy, breakfast foods are good sources of protein and fibre, vitamins and minerals. If you want to be more active at work and have a good mood throughout the day, include fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein and whole grains in every morning meal.
Listen to your favorite music
Music is a perfect way to help bring out the best of your mood and motivation after waking up. Listening to your favorite uplifting music in the morning can help you to feel more energized, cheerful and relaxed. It is an easy, convenient way to relieve stress, refresh your mind and get inspiration for all good things that will make you happier this day. Come on, turn the radio on!