Didn’t get enough sleep last night? Or are you just not a morning person?
It takes me forever to get my one-year old to sleep. Sometimes, she stays up as late as 1 am. Where does she get that much energy? Then I have to wake up early in the morning to prepare my elder child for school.
Being sleep-deprived, waking up in the morning usually feels like a drag. I know most of you know that feeling a little too well. How can you wake up on the right side of the bed when you barely got an hour of uninterrupted sleep? Ok, I’m exaggerating a little. I get about four hours of sleep at night. Still not enough for a beauty rest!
I am not a morning person, but here are some things that I do to help me wake up immediately:
1. Say thanks.
The first thing I do when I wake up is say a short prayer of thanks. Look around you and think of all the things that you’re grateful for. Just being able to open your eyes is a blessing. Or being able to breathe. Sabi nga sa isang commercial sa tv, “Para kanino (or saan?) ka gumigising?” This will motivate you and put you in a positive attitude.
Do this for about a minute to wake your muscles up. If you can spare a few minutes, you can do some easy exercises, too. Exercising in the morning reduces stress and helps you sleep better at night.
Here’s a fun exercise that you can do in the morning by Cassey Ho of Blogilates
3. Drink two to four glasses of water.
Drinking water on an empty stomach speeds up your metabolism and boosts your immunity. It will also boost your energy and prevent migraines.
4. Splash your face with cold water.
This will surely wake you up.
5. Eat a full breakfast.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so don’t skip it! Have a protein-rich meal. Protein facilitates wakefulness. It will give you the energy you need to fuel your day.
Do these simple and easy tips to jumpstart your day and immediately improve your mornings.
Have a great day ahead!
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