I understand how difficult it can be for those who are not a morning person, such as myself, to leave the comfort of our bed on some mornings. You’re probably apt to hit the snooze button or tell yourself “just five more minutes”. That’s why I’m glad that it’s summertime since I’m usually less apt at doing this during the warmer months. This is mostly because I normally don’t have to wake up to a morning chill that greets me during the cooler seasons – there’s no worse way to start your morning than getting out of a warm and comfortable bed!
I try not to let my disdain for mornings rob me of valuable time, so these 5 simple tricks help me get motivated:
Skip the Coffee
It may be easier said than done for those who can’t start their day without it. However, there are natural ways to obtain energy sans the infamous caffeine crash that coffee provides, such as dandelion root tea or something even more simple, water. It makes sense to replenish our bodies with water in the morning since we lose fluids during our sleep. Studies show that a lack of water shrinks our brain, which also makes sense since I know that I’m able to think more clearly when I’m getting my daily requirement.
The aromatherapy that essential oils provide is an integral part of my daily life. I always carry essential oils like bergamot, geranium, grapefruit, or lemon in my purse since their smells are relaxing, yet uplifting and energizing at the same time.
The least thing that is probably on your half-tired mind is exercising, but it’s the perfect way to rev up your body from its sluggish state. It also increases the body temperature, giving you that warm and comforting feeling. All it takes is at least 5 minutes!
Going for a walk is one of my all-time favorite activities that I love. I don’t always have the time to go for a morning walk, but it provides a rewarding feeling whenever I do. I deem it nature’s therapy since I’m always at the most serene and peaceful state of mind when walking. It has been proven that going for walks can reduce stress and foster creativity.
Nothing wakes me up in the morning more than a cool shower! A cool shower is beneficial in many ways, from improving the skin and reducing stress to increasing mental alertness and relieving muscle tension. With many of the benefits that a cool shower provides, I want to smell fantastic with skin feeling soft and well moisturized all day. I can’t think of a better body wash than Suave Essentials Body Wash. It proves that a luxurious feeling doesn’t have to come with a steep price tag! With this thick, rich, and soothing body wash, I can easily visualize in my mind’s eye of being pampered and rejuvenating at a luxury spa resort. It lathers beautifully, thus a small amount goes a long way!
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A morning walk sounds like a great idea. A walk always gets my blood flowing and helps me get ready for the day.
I really like getting a shower in the mornings to really help wake me right up! Skip coffee? I could never! 😉
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I love how calming a morning walk is especially with the start if the Fall season.
I have to say my morning wouldn’t be complete without my morning cup o’ (Bulletproof) Joe. My coffee habit is so ingrained that my hubby and kids once bought me a bathrobe that had, “Don’t talk to me until I’ve had my coffee” plastered on the back. ha Maybe that means I need to cut back?
Needless to say, I’m not a morning person at all, but a vigorous morning walk does get the blood pumping and helps immensely. I enjoyed your post! 🙂
A morning walk and exercise sounds nice! A nice shower does a good job at being a wake up call.
I always drink a huge glass of water before I even get in the shower. There is nothing I love more than knowing that I’m putting something GOOD in my body from the get go.
I love essential oils. I usually use them at night, but it’s a great idea to use aromatherapy also to help you wake up. Great morning routine!
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I love Suave products. Reasonably priced and I love their scents. I usually buy their shower gels.
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Being active in the morning is definitely going to make you more productive and energized throughout the day. That’s why I like working out early while the kids are asleep. These are great tips!
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Taking a cold shower definitely gets me awake in the morning! I once made the mistake of a hot shower and then it basically put me back to sleep >_< lol
It is seriously hard for me to kick the coffee habit but I know the caffeine crash is horrible for me. These are some great tips to get motivated!
Skipping the coffee sounds pretty intimidating but I’m sure it will be better for me once my body gets use to it!
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I usually take a shower and have a coffee. I LOVE my coffee in the morning 🙂 The morning walk is a great idea. Once we have more of a fall weather I’ll integrate some walks into my weekend morning routine.
Well, I cannot skip the coffee. Everyone in my house would not like it. But exercising in the morning is a great way to get motivated.
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I have been trying to get into the habit of doing a morning walk every day. I know it would help get my energy up without coffee but its the motivation!
I can’t live a day if I won’t have a morning walk (hah). I don’t know, but I guess it’s my hobby to do a morning walk every day. It really feels so refreshing when you see the beauty of the nature that you are stress-free and light.