After waking up, the fatigue often makes you feel paralyzed. In order to get some energy into your tired bones, coffee doesn’t have to be the first door to knock. These five tips are just as helpful as a fresh cup of coffee.
Many people find it extremely difficult to get going in the morning – fatigue often feels like it doesn’t want to leave the body.
Pulling on one hot coffee after another can perhaps breathe some life into tired limbs – but only for a short time. Over the next few hours, on the other hand, this excessive caffeine consumption can be very counterproductive.
Uneasiness and strain are at least as uncomfortable as stubborn fatigue. And besides, that is not necessary at all.
With these five tips, waking up in the morning – even in winter – will certainly be much easier.
1. No More Snoozing
For many, pressing the snooze button more often is almost part of the morning routine. But the body doesn’t find that so funny.
Spending the last half hour of the night’s rest on so-called “fragmented sleep” has been shown to reduce performance during the day.
What’s more, the brief process of waking up and falling back asleep releases hormones in the brain that would normally put the body back into a deep sleep.
Experts from the ‘Sleep Clinic Service’ also warn against this. Instead of snoozing, they advise simply setting the alarm a few minutes later and then getting up right away when it goes off.
2. Water As A Wake-Up Kick
When the day begins, the body has to start working slowly, the circulation needs to start up as well.
A load of water can speed up this process a little and drive the tiredness out of your limbs. A refreshing shower or at least a load of cold water in the face works wonders.
In addition, it is also important to hydrate the body immediately after getting up. This not only prevents dehydration but is also wonderfully refreshing.
Tip: Warm lemon water in the morning also invigorates the body and has other health-promoting aspects.
3. Stretching – Ideally With Yoga
After waking up, you often feel as if you are petrified. The limbs are heavy and there is no trace of flexibility. Stretching in bed can be a real relief.
The body benefits even more from a nice morning yoga. The targeted movements stimulate blood circulation and release endorphins.
In this way, you not only start the day fit, but you also ensure a good mood.
4. Get Out To Get Some The Fresh Air
Sunlight boosts serotonin production in the body. This not only puts you in a good mood but also leads to improved sleep – and thus more energy the next day.
A walk in the morning also gets the circulation going, which is ideal to drive out the tiredness of the night.
If you don’t have time for a walk in the morning, you can also ensure a little more sunshine and exercise by taking the route to work for a short walk.
5. Find The Right Motivation
Those who are not looking forward to the day ahead will certainly find it harder to get out of bed. A little anticipation can provide just the energy boost you need.
In order to overcome tiredness in the morning, it can therefore help to put a cherished routine in the morning or to make one aspect correspondingly positive.
It doesn’t matter if it’s exercising, calling loved ones, or having a delicious breakfast. Any habit you’re happy about can help you wake up faster.