There’s nothing like a productive, upbeat morning to get your day started and give you drive and excitement for the hours ahead. If you wake up yawning and wishing you could sleep again, you may need to change your bedtime and night routine in order to obtain better sleep. But, assuming you get adequate sleep each night, why not invest some time in creating good morning habits? As the sun rises, a few easy tips can help you fuel your body and mind.
- Is it better to have breakfast or not?
This question, it turns out, isn’t as important as you may assume. It’s fine if you don’t have breakfast every day, contrary to common perception. It’s a frequent misconception that eating breakfast speeds up your metabolism and that it’s the “most essential meal of the day,” but this might be a marketing trick. According to new research, whether you eat breakfast or not may not make a major impact in your weight. If you do decide to make breakfast a part of your daily routine, consider superfood breakfasts filled with nutrients to get your day started right.
- Extend your body a little.
Get your blood pumping! You don’t need to go for a vigorous walk right after you get up; stretching can help you wake up, increase your flexibility, and feel more invigorated. Plus, it’s enjoyable! Reaching for your toes, lunging to each side, and stretching your arms to the sky are all good options. If you do decide to get up and take a morning walk, here at the Terrace place we have a beautiful walking paths for you to enjoy.
- Make a list of your ideas.
Don’t think of yourself as a writer? You don’t have to be a novelist to get the benefits of journaling. Journaling offers a slew of potential advantages, including improving the immune system.
In the mornings, sitting down to write may help you plan your day, make intentions or goals, or simply create a record of your life narrative that you can share with family one day.
- Every day, get up at the same time.
Consider this before hitting the snooze button again tomorrow: getting up at the same time every day can help you focus and remember things better, reduce irritation, and make waking up and falling asleep easier. Choose a wake-up time that is convenient for you on weekdays and weekends.
You might need to use an alarm clock at first, but your body will eventually acclimate to getting up on its own and on time. If you’re having trouble, try opening the blinds. The early light may aid in the body’s circadian rhythm regulation.
- Connect with others.
We don’t always have time to spend with our loved ones because life is so hectic. Make time in the morning to write a letter or schedule a phone conversation with someone you wish to reconnect with.