Spring is my favorite season of the year. For me, Spring brings a sense of renewed energy and an opportunity to shed some of the gloominess and heaviness of Winter. But did you know we are in a personal energy crisis? Studies show that most adults feel tired at least three days a week, and some of us even feel tired every day. By implementing a few morning habits, we can start off our day on a positive note!
I’m going to be focusing a lot this month on how you can actually CREATE more personal energy. And I’m kicking it off with a completely achievable list of ways you can set yourself up for a high-energy day.
The best part is that none of these suggestions will take you a long time … and they actually WORK!
Dozing for a few extra minutes can actually make you feel more tired and less focused during the day because it short-circuits your ability to get a full sleep cycle.
Being even a little bit dehydrated can make you feel tired, and after going an entire night without water your body needs it! And while you’re at it …
Or take a cold shower. This will really wake you up! Cold water is invigorating and it can trigger your body to send out endorphins, which are feel-good hormones.
Did you know that when you are in REM sleep, your skeletal muscles are actually paralyzed? This is just one reason why stretching when you wake up feels so good – plus, it can stimulate your body to release more of those endorphins.
Not only is it energizing in the moment, but it also helps your body create energy-promoting vitamin D. Plus, it helps regulate your hormones to improve your sleep at night.
Listen to your favorite music or upbeat podcast, work out, try a morning meditation – whatever appeals to you!
Overdoing it in the morning can actually make you feel drained later in the day!
Make sure you go to bed early enough so this is a possibility.
It’s the small, consistent actions you take every day that adds up to big results. That’s why we focus on creating small healthy morning habits with our clients … because it’s the CONSISTENCY that matters the most!