Happy Thursday lovelies!
I am a morning person. I admit, it's been a bit rough in relationships because no one has ever been as early a riser as me. I get up at 6 in the morning on weekends, even though I have nowhere to be, and I end up bugging the crap out of the people around me whose internal clocks aren't on Tokyo time like mine is.
I've been reading articles lately about how the way you use your mornings can really set the tone for the rest of your day. In fact, getting up just 10 minutes earlier than you normally do can give you so many health benefits as eating fewer calories throughout the day, getting better quality sleep at night and being more productive!
I've researched a few ways to use your mornings to set yourself up for a productive afternoon:
- Make your bed: Studies show that when you can check off one task, even a small one, off your to-do list, it sets the tone for the rest of your day. Knowing you accomplished something (even if it's just making your bed) can help you get going on bigger projects in the afternoon.
- Drink water: Hydration is best when you first wake up and drinking a glass of water in the morning has a lot of health benefits, including weight loss! Plus, it really wakes you up!
- Get light to moderate exercise: People who exercise in the morning stick to their overall workout plan in general and burn calories faster and more efficiently. It will also help you feel refreshed and ready to take on the rest of your day once you get done!
- Eat breakfast: I'll be the first to admit, this is something I'm working on but it's really important to eat a balanced meal in the morning. Being a regular breakfaster improves the quality of your diet and lowers your risk of obesity.
Do you have any other tips for starting your day off right? Let me know in the comments!