No matter what ringtone you choose or how many times you give it to snooze, the moment your wake-up alarm goes off will always be the worst of the day, except for the delicious morning coffee that took you so long to perfect. But does it also happen to you that, no matter how many cups you drink, you cannot be 100%? Even with all the good that is coffee to scare away sleep, there are times that it is not enough (besides it is not good to drink too much in a short time).
The good news is that for those mornings, and even for those who do want to pamper yourself with your favorite coffee, you can try other effective and healthy ways to wake up your body and give it the energy it needs to complete your to-do list. Here are 5 alternative or additional ideas to your daily dose of caffeine.
Move from head to toe
Exercising is not what we all expect after waking up, many people prefer to go to the gym in the afternoon or at night because it is probably more convenient for their lifestyle. Although that is OK, it is important when it comes to your health for you to move when you get up because, with specific stretches and postures, you stimulate blood circulation throughout your body, ergo, you start to function better.
For this, an excellent option is a mini routine of 10-15 minutes of morning yoga that makes you move each muscle. Another great benefit of this is that it is an activity that requires mindfulness concentration, which will help you manage anxiety, stress, and other situations you are going through.
Enjoy a good swim
The feeling of bathing after waking up is deli and deadly at the same time, but it always serves as an instant alarm clock. In addition, it forces you to enlist your skin, hair, body, and look, which will also give you energy for the idea that you are preparing to go out, even if you have nothing planned.
Enjoy every step, from washing your hair to applying your skincare; Those moments of care will make your body and mind wake up soft and calm, instead of rushed and abrupt.
Eat a nutritious breakfast
No, your morning coffee does not count as a full breakfast. You know: “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, for nothing in the world you can skip it or make it halfway. Not only will that cause you physical and mental health problems, but it will keep you tired all day long.
If you are one of the people who do not have time to prepare a super elaborate breakfast every morning and spend half an hour or more enjoying it slowly while doing TikTok aesthetic, it is no excuse, even without showing half the world how you prepare your bowl of oatmeal and green juice, you can cook delicious dishes in minutes, or even make weekly meal prep of your breakfasts.
Play your favorite upbeat music
Music is one of the most powerful stimuli ever, use it to your advantage! Take advantage of your subscription to Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, or any other streaming service so that, as soon as your alarm sounds, start a playlistwith the songs that lift your spirits the most. On iPhone, there is a feature called “automation”where you can set this up super easy and fast.
There’s no doubt that music impacts our bodies, minds, and well-being. While slow songs tend to calm you down and help you relax, fast-tempo music can increase your heart rate, and re-energize you. So, if you’re morning is off to a slow start, playing upbeat music could help get you moving. Keep it fun by adding new ones, removing old ones, or changing the ones you want.
Share your routine
Life is better shared, right? So, if you and someone close to you get up at the same time and should be 100% on par, but both have a hard time waking up fast, how about asking them to accompany each other while they enlist? Talk on the phone, FaceTime, and write to each other; The thing is that you are motivated to wake up and try each of the above ideas (in addition to drinking your morning coffee) to see if any adds to your lifestyle.
The commitment to have an appointment scheduled with someone they love will be the best incentive they can have to generate the habit of waking up without suffering too much and, on the contrary, enjoy their mornings and start with better spirits and health every day. Goals!