I’ve never really been a morning person.
I used to have a first shift position at a hotel. So I would consistently be up by 5:00am five days a week. It was definitely easier then because I was in a routine. We all have different schedules and routines, but I truly think these 5 small things can make anyones morning get off to a better start!
1. Wake up to music
I started doing this about a year ago and I swear it makes a difference! Most of us probably use our cell phone as an alarm which makes it even easier. But even if you still use an old school alarm clock, use the radio instead of the alarm.
Waking up to music makes me feel happy and it gets my mind going right away because I start thinking about the lyrics and sometimes even singing along. LOL. Hearing your favorite song first thing in the morning starts the day off right.
2. Stretch it out
I’ve started stretching out my neck and back when I get out of bed. Nothing too crazy, just enough to loosen things up and get the blood flowing. I see a chiropractor usually twice a week and he had suggested some new neck stretches for me. I only take about 2 mines to do it, but it seems to really help!
3. Drink a glass of water
My mom has done this for what seems like forever. It’s the first thing she does, even before coffee. It helps start your metabolism and helps to keep your digestive system working well. I’ve always been one of those people who has a hard time drinking plain old water, but I have noticed a difference since I started doing this first thing in the morning. Mom is always right. (Don’t tell her I said that! Haha)
4. Eat something, even if its small
I’ve also never been a big breakfast person. But now that I’m older I do believe it’s true what they say. Breakfast very well may be the most important meal of the day. I’ve become big on eating a piece of fruit, like a banana or a yogurt or even those new squeezable applesauce pouches. LOL. Its always good to get a little something in your stomach besides coffee. I honestly notice a difference in my morning on the days I do eat something versus the days I don’t.
5. Take your vitamins
You should always consult with your personal doctor before implementing any kind of new vitamins into your diet. Now that I’m getting a little older, I know I need more calcium. And all those B vitamins really do seem to make a difference in my energy level, especially in the morning! I just recently went back to taking a daily women’s multi-vitamin and I have noticed a difference already. Do what’s right for you, but we have to take care of ourselves everyone!