Do you find yourself waking up and feeling like a zombie? It can easily be remedied with these three practical tips to help you feel more awake.
Although you think you’re living a healthy life, you may find yourself waking up and feeling like a zombie. Far more people go through life feeling tired than you may think.
In most cases though, it’s nothing to be worried about and can be remedied by some simple lifestyle choices. If you’re sick of leaving your keys in the fridge, then here are some tips for feeling more awake.
1. Reboot Your Morning Routine
Feeling less tired all starts when you first wake up. You know that phrase “woke up on the wrong side of bed?” It has a basis in reality.
If you have a solid morning routine and stick to it, you’ll find yourself feeling much more with it.
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Don’t hit the snooze. Try to get up and out of bed at a consistent time every morning.
Make a point of doing things which stimulate your senses and get you engaged in the present moment. Breathe in some fresh air, listen to some upbeat music, or simply get moving. Obviously, no one routine works for everyone. Experiment and try to discover what works. Then, stick to it!
2. Eat Breakfast
Make a healthy breakfast part of your morning routine. I know you’re probably hearing this from everyone in your life already. However, making sure you get some healthy food can do a lot to bring up your energy levels.
Eat at least one portion of fruit and try to get in some yogurt, granola, or both. Eggs, ham, and turkey are also a good idea. Protein not only repairs tissues, but helps your brain perform certain functions.
As much as it may pain you, cut out foods dripping in grease or butter. These might give you a brief rush of energy, but this will fade pretty quickly. But any breakfast is better than none at all!
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3. Get More Sleep
If you know your health isn’t affecting your energy levels, then the issue might be your sleeping habits.
If you sleep on your back, this could be a major contributing factor. In this position, the base of your tongue may collapse into your airway, causing sleep apnea and stimulating your brain. This will mean that you’re ultimately not getting enough rest.
I know it’s hard to change positions, but try sleeping on your side. This is the healthiest sleeping position for many reasons, and will make sure you’re getting enough mental rest during the night. If you want a great posture, find the best pillows for a side sleeper.
You should be sticking to your bedtime routine as strictly as the morning one too. Do something relaxing to wind down, like reading an eBook or a hobby. You should also maintain a cutoff point for caffeine. This will keep all that tossing and turning to a minimum.
Related: How to Sleep Better
Implement these tips in your life and you’ll feel much more awake during the day. Then, it’s all about keeping the right routines. Remember, consecutive double espressos are not the answer!
What are tips for waking up a little more bright eyed?
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Caryn Agnes says
Hi Raki. Love your article and fully agree with the tips you shared.