Ever had one those days when you just can’t get out of bed and end up hitting snooze a million times? Or you feel okay until you hit that afternoon slump where all you want to do is lay your head down and nap? Well, these tips will offer some great advice on how to avoid that slump and make you get out of bed with a spring in your step each day, guaranteed!
Don’t hit snooze
I’m not crazy and I know how hard it can be to just jump out of bed as your alarm goes off, but hitting snooze will just end up making you feel worse and very groggy. It has been proven that after you hit snooze and doze off again, your brain starts its sleep cycle all over again. When the alarm goes off again, you’re probably at an even deeper, earlier part of your sleep cycle, which is why you end up feeling even worse than you did the first time. If you feel tired every morning then the reason might be that you are setting your alarm too early or that you are not in a regular daily routine. Try setting your alarm a few minutes later, even 15 minutes makes a difference, or get into the habit of waking up at the same time every day.
Take a cold-hot shower
Confused? Don’t be! Cold water incorporated into your regular steamy shower has some fantastic health benefits and will make you feel more alert so that you are ready to take on the day. Some of these health benefits include boosting immunity, boosting your metabolism, which means you will burn calories in food faster, improves circulation and keeps your skin healthy and your hair super shiny and healthy as well. Just turn the water to as cold as you can handle and stand under it for the last 30 seconds of your shower or alternate between hot and cold every 2 to 3 minutes.
Don’t Skip Breakfast
A full breakfast with protein and healthy fat is very important for your health, energy levels, cognitive function, and metabolism. Tweet this!In a hurry or have a low appetite in the morning? Try a delicious smoothy with fruit, coconut oil, eggs, raw honey, cinnamon (Verum, not Cassia!), and almond milk!
Get Enough Nutrients
For proper energy levels you need sufficient quantities of Zinc, Magnesium, Potassium, and B vitamins. Green, leafy vegetables and avocado and other plant-based foods are rich in the first three, and meats have high concentrations of B vitamins. Of course, a quality multivitamin supplement is always a good idea!
Do a Morning Workout
If you like to exercise every day reserve you workouts for the mornings instead of the evenings. Exercise increases energy levels, so can affect your sleep and keep you up if you exercise late at night. Alternately, a morning workout, just 10 to 15 minutes has been proven to be beneficial, will give you lots of energy that will be sustained throughout your busy day.
These tips should have you well on your way to feeling yourself again and not this sleepy person you might feel you have turned into!
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