Do you struggle to get out of bed in the morning because it’s so warm and cozy? You need coffee immediately after getting up in order to get moving? Or are you so grouchy in the morning that people stay out of your way?
Not everyone is a morning person…
With just a few tricks you can improve your morning routine and get your day off on the right foot.
1. Stretch it out
A few gentle stretches before getting out of bed will activate your body and get your blood flowing for the day.
2. Ditch your smartphone
Over 30% of all people look at their smartphone within the first 5 minutes after waking up. Break that routine. Looking at the screen of your phone right away increases your stress level.
3. Let the sunshine in
Open the curtains and shades to get some light: light sends a signal to your brain that it’s time to be awake and stop producing melatonin, a sleep-regulating hormone. And open the windows to breathe in some fresh air.
4. Take 5
Take just 5 quiet minutes in the morning. Enjoy those minutes to drink your tea or coffee, think about what you need to do that day, or even write down what you’re thankful for today. Nothing will make your day better than starting it with a positive mindset!