4 Ways to Enjoy Your Mornings More
By Stephen R. Farris
If you work a day job, you're probably considered a morning person. Unfortunately, our bodies don't always see fit to "rise and shine" at the break of dawn. Sometimes we have to force ourselves to not hit the snooze button on the alarm clock several times before we reluctantly head to the bathroom to shower and shake the cobwebs from our head. We might even throw caution to the wind and grab the nearest article of clothing to throw on, all because we're putting up a fight to get up and get going.
You might try making a few changes that can help you feel a little better about getting up early and putting yourself in a more active and better mood at the start of your day.
Besides sitting up on the edge of the bed, raising up your arms and taking a deep yawn, you might try adding a few other stretching exercises to help wake up and get the blood circulating. Stretching will also help loosen up those tight muscles and reduce tension.
Breathing deeply can help in at least two ways. The first, breathing deeply when going to sleep can help you fall to sleep faster. Secondly, it can help get your day off to a good start by relieving stress, thus putting you in a better mood to face the challenges of the day.
Morning meditation can help clear your mind so you can begin the day anew. All you need is just a few minutes each morning. Although there is no time constraint to meditating, you probably want to give yourself enough time to eat a healthy breakfast and get dressed before heading off to work.
Start the Day With a Glass of Water
If you slept for the required 7 to 9 hours, you probably haven't hydrated since the evening before. Drinking a glass of water when you first get up is a great way to begin the day hydrated and it could help you get in a better mood quickly.
There are many methods to becoming acclimated to mornings and making them more enjoyable when you first get up. It may take a little time to get used to, but the benefits will begin to show.
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