You should always start your day feeling refreshed, alert and focused. It iss critical to your daily performance and mental health but it doesn’t always come naturally and some times it’s harder than at others. If you have trouble focusing during the day or feel worn out easily, it might be because you did not start the day on the right foot. Even if you’re not a morning person, try following these 8 Ways to Start Your Day Fresh and Focused. You can improve how you feel from the very moment you wake up.
It is well known that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you skip out on breakfast, you’ll feel worn out because the last meal you had was probably last night’s dinner. Start the day with a healthy breakfast that energizes you and prevents you from snacking until lunchtime.
This may be hard, especially if you’ve been relying on your morning coffee to kick start the day. However, coffee is a diuretic, meaning you’ll encourage your body to lose fluids. Similarly to how you need food after a night’s sleep, your body needs to be rehydrated. Drinking water, fresh orange or grapefruit juice will be a better. Also, hot water with honey, lemon and ginger helps circulation and is a great immunity booster as well.
It can be as easy as a few stretches or a light jog on the spot in your bedroom. Or if you’re into more strenuous exercise, a good several mile run will definitely boost your serotonin levels. Start the day getting your body moving; it pumps the blood, activates your metabolism and uplifts your mind.
When you first get out of bed, take a deep breath and exhale at a rate twice as long as your inhale. This is a slow and comprehensive way of breathing that relaxes your mind. This is particularly beneficial if you have an upcoming day you’re feeling stressed or anxious about.
Nobody likes to misplace things under a huge pile of mess. If your bedroom is cluttered and full of disorderly piles, hunks and junk, then it’s likely your mind will feel the same. Try to keep your bedroom as neat as possible for a sense of order and control. This will allow your brain to focus on the constants in your life.
Your environment influences the mood you are in and your brain’s processes. Certain colors, like yellows, help to lift your mood. Think about the d?cor in your room and try redecorating to make your bedroom an uplifting and calm place to wake up to.
This is a cheeky trick you can play on yourself. Instead of keeping your clock nearby where the ‘snooze’ button easily accessible, try putting it on the other side of the room, or, even a distance far away enough to make you have to stretch to reach it. If you do this, then you’re already on your way to exercising your body!
Maintaining a proper body position is vital for effective blood flow, which you need to start the day effectively. Straighten your body, with your feet flat on the floor, hold in your stomach and extend your body through the spine to relieve tension. If you stand right, you’ll walk right and that’ll make you think right.
So these are some simple and helpful tips to start the day feeling fresh and focused. They are small changes that can improve your mood and productivity. Say goodbye to feeling blurry and dull-headed, and say hello to being bright-eyed and bushy tailed! Feel free to share with us below how 8 Ways to Start Your Day Fresh and Focused helped lift that morning haze!
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