Getting up early in the morning can be a difficult task for many of us. No matter what your reason for getting up, a good day starts with a good wake-up call. However, some of our habits can get in the way of our ability to start the day off right. Here are three worst habits to banish from your morning routine as soon as possible.
Postpone your alarm
It is tempting to postpone your alarm (once or several times...) before getting up. However, this behavior is harmful to your sleep. By putting off your alarm clock, you risk falling back asleep and only for a few minutes. When your second alarm goes off, you'll be at the beginning of a new sleep cycle: the worst time to wake up. In addition to breaking your sleep cycle abruptly, you may feel tired throughout the day.
To avoid this, it's important not to fall back asleep after you wake up. If you have trouble getting up in the morning, try setting a goal and motivating yourself to get up at the first bell. You can also try putting your alarm clock on the other side of the room to force yourself to get up, or turn on your bedside lamp to alert your body that it's time to wake up while enjoying a few last minutes in your cozy bed.
Consult your phone
Checking your phone when you wake up is the best way to start your day in a stressful way. In fact, constant notifications, work emails and personal messages can immediately put you in an anxious state.
Instead, take a few minutes to wake up and focus on your day ahead. You can read, practice relaxation exercises or simply take a few moments to focus on your breathing. This will help you start the day in a calmer, more relaxed state of mind.
Breakfast is often considered the most important meal of the day. Nevertheless, many of us neglect it or even skip it due to lack of time. But it's essential: breakfast provides your body with all the energy it needs to start the day. Without it, you may feel tired and irritable throughout the day.
If you're short on time in the morning, preparing breakfast the night before can be a great way to save precious minutes while ensuring a nutritious meal. Chia seeds, granola and frozen fruit are convenient options that can be easily mixed the night before for a quick and delicious breakfast in the morning.
If you feel tired as soon as you wake up, try to implement these three tips as soon as possible and observe the changes on your body!