Take a Morning Walk
You may think that spending that extra 15 minutes in bed will somehow make you rested enough. But exercise is a natural energy booster for your body, and walking can have rejuvenating effects on both the body and the mind. If you can take a walk in the sun this is even better as it actually increases your serotonin, making you happier! Other more physical forms of exercise can also be done but this is entirely up to you.
Complex carbs such as whole grains in the morning help people feel more alert and focused throughout the day. Healthy options include whole grain toast, oatmeal and eggs. Be careful though, because the wrong kind of carbs can have the complete opposite effect – avoid carbs that are heavy and sugary.
Drinking water seems to solve every problem, breaking out? Drink water. Headache? Drink water. Want to lose weight? Drink water. The same goes for tiredness. Swapping your morning coffee for a tall glass of cold water will make you feel more awake because even mild dehydration can cause fatigue and moodiness.
Getting exposure to morning light is important for keeping your body in sync with its natural circadian rhythms. Light reacts with your brain to make you more simulated and aware. This will not only help you wake up; it will allow you to fall asleep more naturally too!
Take a Cold Shower
This may seem like a lot of peoples’ worst nightmares, and like some sort of torture first thing in the morning. But a cold shower can actually reverse fatigue. Good news is you don’t even need to jump into a freezing cold shower, going for a warm shower and gradually turning it cold will do the same job!
Put on Music
Research shows that engaging in musical activity can boost your energy, reduce tiredness and make you happier. Like you needed another excuse to put on your favourite album.
Stimulate Your Brain
Keep a puzzle book next to your bed, or download a similar app to your phone. Stimulating your brain with activity in the morning will help you get up and feel more alert. And the best part about this one? You don’t even need to get out of bed to do it!
Wake up at the same time
Your body and mind respond better to waking up when you’re in a routine. If you have a varied schedule your body is going to be constantly trying to adjust. Getting up at the same time every morning for a week you will get used to it and feel less tired.