5 things to do when you wake up
When you wake up, do you reach helplessly for the snooze button? Drag yourself to the bathroom only to be blinded by the bathroom light. Let’s face it, not everyone is a morning person. Here are 5 things to do as soon as you wake up, that will help with that.
If you wake up feeling all achy, you might need to do more than just an outstretched arms morning yawn. Get on your feet and touch your toes. Swing those hips. Stretch out from your shoulders to your elbows to your wrists.
2. Record Your Dreams
If you’ve ever woken up from a weird dream (or nightmare), the first thing you do is realize how bizarre the details were. Don’t worry about it though, you’ll usually forget most of your dream by the time you head out the door. Unless you write down your dreams. It could get your brain going in the morning, and can be some really comical reading later on.
You’re already stretching, why not just go outside for a full-on run. OK, maybe you don’t have to go running per se, but getting a solid workout in the morning has been proven to benefit the rest of your day and your overall health.
4. Have a healthy, nutritious breakfast
Other than maybe working out, this one is so difficult because it's so time-consuming. Getting a fresh, healthy breakfast is tricky, but doing some meal prep the night before might help. Cut up fruit, have a healthy to-go snack packed and ready. Wake up just 10 minutes earlier to allow you to make a quick hot breakfast.
5. Make Your Bed
If you make your bed every day, bravo! If you don’t, well then you’re like the rest of us. Even though you might hate it now, it can make all the difference coming home to a clean, made-up room. Make it a game, see how many times you can make it in a row. If you complete a whole week, treat yourself.
Now, we aren’t saying that following all these steps will make you a morning person, but it wouldn’t hurt.