Looking for an energetic morning?

September 7, 2011 at 4:17 pm 1 comment

If you wake up tired and feel like you can’t wait to go to bed again most of the time it’s because you didn’t get enough sleep. Here are some tips to start  the morning with motivation.

– Got to bed early enough: what a surprise right? :p Sleep is as important to your health as exercise ( this might be the wake up call for some of us because now we know we need exercise as much as sleep..) It’s recommended to sleep 8hours a night, and to try sleeping and waking up at the same time everyday.

– Don’t snooze: Hard one because snoozing becomes a habits and at some point we just find ourselves snoozing unconsciously. Snoozing can buy 10 more minutes in bed in the morning but the more you snooze the harder it is to actually get up. Make this a rule when you wake up get up!

– Have a morning schedule that works with your schedule: Every schedule is varied, depending on your work schedule, class schedule or if you’re a parent and need time for your kids in the morning or if your kids are grown now. Squeeze a workout during the morning, if you can’t do it first thing in the morning do it mid-day that’s fine. Just make the workout a part of your routine so you don’t have to think about when you will work out and this will lead to skipping working out less.

– Ignore your mood: You must be wondering how the hell this is possible? But you want to commit to something, you want to achieve something no matter how small or big it might be (example: waking up in the morning, working out and going through my day full of energy). True commitment is doing something you don’t feel like doing. What’s your plan for each morning? Mark it down just like you mark down your meetings (hoping that you do :p). Don’t let your mood in the morning determine wether you are going to work out or not. If you’re a feeling that morning drag it’s not an excuse to skip the morning work out but to show your commitment. Going through the work out even though you didn’t want to would make you feel great afterwards. Just groan and do it.

– Make it rewarding: Buy a monthly calendar and put it on the fridge. Write down every time you wake up and work out, this will give you a sense of accomplishment. And you will eventually want to wake up and make that calendar full.

– Find exercise you love: Don’t just exercise because you feel like need to and you don’t even enjoy exercising. Don’t go too easy on yourself though. You should work out for around 45 minutes and sweat.  Plus the morning shower after the work out will wake you up and you will feel as fresh as ever to get started with your day.

Cheers xoxo


Entry filed under: Health.

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  • 1. Colline  |  September 7, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    When I follow these tips, I find that I am a lot more energetic during the day. And exercising also helps me sleep better – which in turn makes me more energetic!


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