Start Your Day Right: 3 Best Practices
Sleeping in itself can sometimes be challenging, especially when your mind is racing late at night. However, getting up in the morning with the right routine can position you to kick ass and take names for the rest of the day. As soon as you wake up, and begin thinking about all of your various responsibilities, your cortisol levels spike and leave you stressed immediately. It’s time for you to be adaptive, not reactive. Here are a couple tips:
Make Your Bed: We always have a full list of things on our to-do list, so why not knock a couple low-hanging fruit off it? Start your day off with a quick win, and over time develop a habit of doing this every morning. You’ll feel more accomplished and will always come home to a clean looking bed.
Drink Water: As soon as you wake up, go to the washroom, do your business, then drink a tall glass of cold water. Scientists have unanimously come to the conclusion that starting your day with a glass of water on an empty stomach can have a variety of health benefits, as well promote a faster metabolism. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Stretch: Start your morning by waking up those muscles of yours and getting some stretch time in. As you become more flexible, it makes getting out of bed easier, along with other standard day-to-day tasks. As well, by doing this in the morning, you’re improving circulation throughout the body, which will support mobility and functionality throughout your day.