Struggling To Get Going? How To Get That Boost In The Morning
For some people, mornings are a piece of cake. They have absolutely no trouble with getting up at the crack of dawn and starting the day off right. If you’re not a morning person, then this can seem like a flabbergasting concept. Many people really struggle with mornings — it’s understandable: mornings are strange! We’re completely away with the fairies mentally, and we feel like we’ve been hit by a truck physically! Sure, when you have something amazing to look forward to, or you have literally zero worries running through your mind, then they become a little easier to work with. The majority of the time, though? Yes, a struggle.
How can you make your mornings much easier to get through? We all want to relax and have a lie-in, but we have lots of things to do each day, so that’s not really an option. There are a few things we can do, however, to boost our morning and provide us with loads more energy than usual. Here are a few for you now:
Yes, exercising sounds like the WORST thing in the world when you cannot be bothered to get up in the morning. It will give you a boost, however — in the long term AND short term. If you get up and go for a run, or go to the gym, then you’ll be energized and mentally clear for the rest of the morning. Long term? You’ll be physically more conditioned, and the morning routines will feel a lot easier.
Ah, yes, the cliché of drinking coffee in the morning. It’s a cliché because it works. If you’re not a big fan of the stuff, then that’s cool — not everyone enjoys it. The caffeine inside it wakes you up, though, so get yourself an espresso, a cappuccino, or some Two Chimps Coffee! You’ll be amazed at the energy boost you’ll receive — you’ll probably go from overtired to wired!
When you have a challenge ahead of you, you’ll invariably speed up or work harder. It’s human nature to raise your game for something in particular. When you don’t feel as though you have anything remotely exciting ahead, then you wander along half-heartedly. You’re probably old enough to experience this kind of thing, right? Have you ever been excited about something and then had no trouble getting up? Well, put something in front of you!
- Sleep With The Curtains Open
This is more of an old-school and simple option, but simply sleeping with the curtains open would get you up in the morning! That horrible sunlight seeping through into your house and waking you up? You’re going to want to get up out of bed and close the curtains, huh? As soon as you’re up and awake, you’re ready to start the day — you very rarely just hop back in and go to sleep again!
Sounds obvious, huh? Make a night-time routine and stick to it. If you’re sleeping earlier, then you’re going to be waking earlier, that’s just how our bodies work.