Ugh! The call of the alarm in the morning isn’t even the worst thing you have to go through, once you’ve woken up and got yourself dressed you get thrown into the morning commute and have to navigate the morning without giving in and drinking gallons of energy drinks.
So how can you naturally be more energetic in the morning?
You’ve seen those girls who just bounce into the office and you want to know their secret! Here are 6 ways to be more energetic in the morning.
1. Duh – get enough sleep
You can’t wonder why you’re so tired when you stayed awake until 4 am on the internet. Sleeping for at least 8 hours is an essential part of having enough energy the next day. If you need some tips and tricks to help you get to sleep soundly, we’ve got you!
2. Harness happiness
When you feel happy, your brain releases chemicals into the body that give you that signature ‘energy boost’. To help you latch onto that feeling, every morning when you wake up get out a journal and write down 5 things that you’re grateful for today. Look back on it when you’re tired or gloomy!
3. Don’t skip breakfast
The most important rule of all is to get your first meal of the day. Most of us career girls are so super busy that we find it easier to just skip that first meal and opt for a snack or coffee. If you eat breakfast, you refuel your body from its hours of rest and starvation-like state. This also helps you lose weight, believe it or not!
4. Curb the caffeine
Sometimes you just need caffeine, you know you need coffee, fizzy drinks and energy drinks! But actually caffeine creates a vicious cycle of energy crashes and needing more caffeine. Instead of caffeine, try a juice or smoothie filled with fruits, vegetables and natural sugars. It might not give you an instant boost, but it will slowly release energy to sustain you throughout the day.
5. Add breaks to your morning schedule.
Work in blocks! Your mind and body will be less stressed and therefore, less tired. You can take short breaks between tasks so you don’t feel so overworked and exhausted! David Kirsch has some amazing Energy Bubbles that are definitely worth trying out.
6. Know your limits
Once you accept that everything on your to-do list is not going to get done today, you will be less weighed down by the stress of trying to accomplish too much. You will sleep more & better, and you will be more successful in the things you do get done. Need some deco inspo? Cathy’s concepts has this really cool ‘To Do’ Chalkboard that we really love!