Sunday, March 20, 2011
How to Get to Sleep and Feel Refreshed in the Morning
When you come home from a long day at work you may find yourself exhausted and pining for your bed. However, chances are, one you get there you won't be able to sleep, be it due to a racing mind or physical discomfort. Even if you get plenty of sleep, you may find yourself groggy in the morning.
o When you get up in the morning the best thing to do is to just get straight up and have a hot steamy shower, this really wakes you up seeing as you will still be in your sleepy stages. When you're done go and brush your teeth. You will now be feeling fully clean and ready for the day ahead.
o Having a hot drink after this should make you even more lively, but don't forget breakfast: the most important meal of the day. If you don't have it, you'll find that you'll be snacking by 11:00.
o Having music on in the background is always a good idea because music just tends to make people feel good so having it playing in the morning while you're getting dressed should leave you in a good mood
o Do Yoga or Meditate - This is useful before you go to bed, and after you wake up. Try doing it after a bath before you go to bed, or before the shower you'll take to feel refreshed in the morning.
o Stretch!- Stretching in the morning or before you go to bed helps you to loosen up tightened muscles and feel more comfortable throughout the day. Don't exercise before bed though. This could cause you to stay up longer due to increased blood flow and a rise in heart beat.