Nearly everyone in the world needs to wake up and get to work in a hurry every day. But not everyone is a morning person. Whether you’re just a sleepyhead, hungover, or a night owl, getting up in the morning is a real chore for a huge portion of humanity. Fortunately, there are dozens of time-tested ways to wake up quickly in the morning. Read on to find out how to get stimulated in the morning to wake up and tackle your day.
Have A Cup Of Coffee
Coffee is the staple morning drink of choice by billions of people around the world. While some may choose tea or some other caffeine-free beverage, almost everybody above the age of 16 starts their day by making a cup of coffee. This is one of the best, fastest, and easiest ways to wake up in the morning.
Coffee helps your mind adapt to the kinds of tasks that are required by most people. When people first wake up they may feel awake but not up for analytical tasks and decision-making. Coffee helps get your mind working in a technical way and gets your creative juices flowing. It usually takes effect before the cup is even finished.
Do Some Meditation
Another all-natural remedy for morning time sleepiness is to do some kind of mindfulness activity in the morning. Many people prefer to do seated meditation early in the morning before any coffee or food to wake up. It’s ok to have a coffee first if you always fall asleep during meditation because you’re so sleepy. For most people, meditation helps them wake up and gain clarity of the tasks of the day.
If you require something more active, as many do, several varieties of moderate exercise centered on creating a state of mindfulness are available. These include Tai Chi Chuan and Yoga. Both of these arts are effective tools to energize the body naturally in the morning. They have far-reaching benefits that extend beyond just waking up.
Get Moderate Exercise
For people who don’t like to meditate or need something even stronger than Tai Chi, moderate exercise is recommended. There are many different types of sport that sleepy heads can engage in. Going for a morning jog is one of the most popular choices to get your mojo rising in the morning.
People also frequently go on bike rides. This one is particularly refreshing and relaxing while engaging and stimulating at the same time. It can also be used as a form of transportation for people that live close. This saves time for people that don’t have time for a dedicated workout routine as commuting time is used to get in some exercise.
Of course, you are free to choose any activity that suits your living arrangement, schedule, and personal tastes. Going for a swim is a good choice. Playing racketball or tennis is another popular activity. Just choose the activity that aligns with your likes and goals.
Eat A Nutritious Meal
People often say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. While this old axiom may not be entirely true, there are some great benefits to it. But be warned, not all breakfast menus are equally effective.
Traditional American or English breakfasts are particularly heavy and may leave you feeling sluggish for the rest of the morning. The oils may contribute to heartburn as well, leaving you even more slothful. Heavy meals may make you want to go back home and crawl under the sheets again.
On the other hand, meals that are considered ‘light’ are more appropriate to wake you up and get you roaring for the day. Breakfast recipes that are low on sugar, oil, and protein are more likely to leave you feeling fresh and awake. They’ll be digested fairly quickly and you’ll be ready for a robust lunch as well. Fruits, salads, vegetables, oats, granola, yogurt, seeds, and nuts are all great breakfast foods for people that are chronically sluggish in the morning.
Get Adequate Sleep
Of course, one of the most obvious(and most overlooked) ways to wake up feeling refreshed is to get enough sleep in the first place. A cup of coffee and a short jog go a long way towards optimizing your day, but nothing can compete with a good night’s rest. Nothing can replace the rejuvenating effects of sleep. It’s nature’s cure for exhaustion and damage repair.
Getting adequate sleep is the most important tip that’s talked about in this article. It isn’t number one because, for many, it just isn’t possible to fit more sleep into their already tightly packed day. Many suffer from insomnia as well, those people aren’t able to get adequate sleep even if they have all the time in the world.
Take A Shower
Taking a shower in the morning is a great way to wake up. There are many reasons for this. For one, people tend to use pungent-smelling soaps and perfumes that have an opening effect on the mind. Strong smells are reputed to sharpen the senses. Take smelling salts as an example, they can wake you from unconsciousness.
You should be careful though. A long and hot shower can send you right back to bed for a great nap. A cold shower is much better for waking a person up. So if you’re in need of a serious wake-up call in the morning, try taking a cold shower. The colder the better(assuming you’re not in the dead of winter).
Listen To Music
Music stimulates many centers of the brain. When people listen to music, their brain lights up. It gets the mind moving and listeners enjoy improved alertness. Just don’t listen to anything too slow or sad. Pick something upbeat and exciting to get the desired effect. The crazier and more energetic, the better when it comes to using music as a tool to wake up in the morning.
Review Your ToDo List
The reason most people need to wake up in a hurry is that there is a lot to do. And most people can’t think of everything that needs to be done in a logical way until they wake up fully. And then it may be too late.
Making and reviewing your to-do list of the day is a way to wake up and prepare for your day at the same time. If you don’t have the time to do the other things suggested, spend some time looking and thinking about your list of tasks for the day. That will get your mind thinking in the way that’s required to complete your work as a superstar.