Mornings can be tough, especially if you aren’t a morning person. Sometimes it can be hard to motivate yourself to get out of bed.
Luckily for late risers, there are some easy ways to motivate yourself to get up. The trick is to start the day off well.
Here are five ways you get the day off to a good start.
Get your blood flowing with some yoga.
Morning yoga doesn’t need to be intense. It probably shouldn’t be anything too complicated, especially if you’re a beginner.
If you haven’t done yoga before, start with some simple stretches.
Try to touch your toes when you wake up in the morning. Or stretch your body out like a cat. Do whatever feels right to you.
When you sleep, you probably aren’t moving much. You might move around some, but not a whole lot. That will make your muscles stiff.
Starting to move without stretching will put stress on your body. You might even pull a muscle if you aren’t careful.
Starting your day with yoga will help you focus.
Yoga isn’t just about moving your body. It’s also about training your mind. (1)
This might surprise most people.
But there’s actually nothing wrong with starting your day with weed.
So long as you are responsible, microdosing can change your life. Microdosing is a method of consuming marijuana without taking enough to make you high.
It takes some practice, so try it out on the weekends.
Try consuming different marijuana weights and strains to see what works best for you. Everyone’s body is different, so it’s important to be patient. What works for your best friend probably isn’t right for you.
Strains that have lower levels of THC are ideal for microdosing.
If you don’t want to smell like weed, microdosing with edibles is another option. This is great if you have to head to work or are meeting other people.
Some weed in the morning is the best way to reduce daily stress.
It’s perfectly valid for people to take other types of medication in the morning. So why shouldn’t you be allowed to relax a bit with breakfast?
- The News
Start your day by staying informed.
Read the news before you head to work. It’s always good to know what’s happening in the world. And it will impress your colleagues.
The classic way is to read the newspaper. But in today’s digital age, there is no need to subscribe to a real paper. There are plenty of online news resources.
Most classic newspapers even have online editions! These digital options are normally much cheaper. And they are certainly much more practical.
If you don’t want to read the news, reading in general is a good way to start your morning. It will help your mind wake up. Try reading a business book or even just a novel.
An alternative is to do a brain game like a crossword or puzzle.
- A Healthy Breakfast
There’s a reason it’s the most important meal of the day.
A good breakfast will make you feel ready for everything that’s headed your way. But it’s important to make sure your breakfast is nutritious. Otherwise, you’ll feel sluggish.
Try some healthy breakfast foods like muesli or fruit salad.
Eggs and bacon are delicious, but they are high in fat. They also aren’t a good option for vegans. A vegan alternative would be a tofu scramble with veggies.
Make sure to drink plenty of water with your breakfast. Fruit juices will hydrate you, but they have high sugar contents.
Stick to one cup of coffee if possible.
It’s important to stay healthy.
Keeping up with your exercise is key to a healthy lifestyle.
Motivate yourself to start your day right and get the hardest part out of the way. You can start as small as you want. Even walking to the end of the block could count as exercise.
Once you start exercising regularly, you’ll look forward to waking up.
And you’ll be glad you have something to brag about at work.
Don’t think of waking up as a chore. Find something fun you can do in the morning.
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