I’ve always considered myself a morning person. Granted, I don’t spring out of bed with a song in my heart, so much as roll out with an Instagram feed in front of my eyes, but definitely better than most. This, however, has all changed since the clocks went back and the morning is more dreary than ever. So, if you need to get your morning mojo back too, here are some tips that can help make pre 9am a little more bearable.
Ingesting anything super early doesn’t sound pleasant. But, water will kick start your organs and let your body know it’s time to wake up and get going.
DON’T HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON
I know, it’s so tempting but snoozing it can be the culprit for that groggy, fuzzy-headed feeling. Every time you let yourself go back to sleep your body thinks “false alarm, settle back in”, messing up your internal clock and confusing your body and brain.
CREATE A MORNING HAVEN
Leaving a warm, cosy bed for a cold and dark house is the worst. So, make it a bit more inviting by scheduling your heating to come on 15 minutes before your alarm, turn the TV on to get your brain engaged and switch on a bedside lamp for a gradual introduction to light.
LET THE WORLD IN
Throw open those curtains, crack a window and let some fresh air into your bedroom. Even the soft hubub of the street below or your neighbours bustling around will bring you back to the real world.
STRETCH IT OUT
Get your blood flowing and release stagnant muscles by doing some simple back, shoulder and leg stretches to wake the body up. If you’re feeling really brave, a light yoga workout can do wonders.
TAKE YOUR TIME
There’s nothing worse than starting the day stressed – it will set the tone of the day and go downhill from there. Iron your outfit, make your lunch, soak your oats – whatever you need to do, do it the night before. This means you’ll have plenty of time to get ready in the morning.