With winter now and truly set in and we are waking up to ever more dark mornings, its more difficult than ever to start your day focused and ready for the day ahead. Willpower is strongest in the morning so it makes good sense to start your day positively, here are some top tips to help you get that get up and go to have a successful day on plan and beat the winter blues.
Get plenty of rest
Make sure that you are getting 6-8 hours sleep each night as adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and can benefit your heart, weight, mind, and more.
You snooze you lose!
Stop hitting the Snooze button for an extra 10 minutes. When you let yourself go back to sleep, your body thinks, “False alarm! I guess I didn’t need to do anything, because we’re not getting up after all,” and settles in. When that buzzer goes off a second time, your body and brain are taken by surprise, resulting in that groggy, fuzzy-headed feeling, so you’ll probably feel more out of it even though you actually spent extra time in bed.
After a good nights sleep your body need to rehydrate itself, drinking a glass of water first thing will jumpstart your body’s metabolism by about 24% which can aid maintaining a healthy weight and it will also help flush out those toxins that have been accumulating whilst being asleep.
Put some uplifting music on and boogie!
Research has shown that listening to upbeat music and positive lyrics in the morning can have a positive effect on us by releasing Dopamine one of the hormones released to help motivate as well as release the “feel-good” hormone.
Have a good breakfast
Many studies have linked eating breakfast to good health, including better memory and concentration. Skipping the morning meal can throw off your body’s rhythm of fasting and eating. When you wake up, the blood sugar your body needs to make your muscles and brain work their best is usually low. Breakfast helps replenish it. If your body doesn’t get that fuel from food, you may feel zapped of energy – and you’ll be more likely to overeat later in the day. What better reason is there to start the day with Slim & Save Banoffee or Chocolate Porridge!
Mornings can signify the bright start of a brand new day. But for others, when the alarm clock rings, it’s like a slow walk through treacle, dragging oneself out of bed and heading straight to the coffee maker. Although not everyone is a morning person, starting your morning off to a positive start is actually quite important. Studies show that when you begin your day in a positive mood, it increases your chances of remaining focused as the day progresses and surely this is a benefit to us and everyone around us.
So wake up, shake up, and give yourself a positive attitude to each and every day!
Please share your own hints and tips for ensuring you get a restful, good nights sleep.
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By Joanne Jones, Customer Care Advisor