It isn’t always easy to wake up to another day. When we are in the throes of withdrawals, experiencing something difficult in treatment, or going through a bout of depression, a new day isn’t exciting. We quickly forget to count our blessings. Another morning of waking up means another day alive and a new chance for living.
The snooze button is an illusion. Yes, it is there, and yes, it feels good to hit it a few times or dozen, but it actually doesn’t help you get any more sleep. In fact, it can make you even more tired. Set your alarm clock earlier by 5 minutes each morning. Avoid hitting snooze by setting your clock on the other side of the room.
Our brains go in three directions upon waking: thinking everything, thinking nothing, and probably thinking about having to go to the bathroom. Studies have shown that letting your brain buzz, getting lost in scrolling through your social media news feed, or sitting in bed swimming in thoughts, is bad for productivity. Choose instead a mindful and meditative practice for the morning. Try to stretch each of your limbs for fifteen seconds to get the blood flowing.
Some people claim to just not be breakfast people. Most nutritious studies assert that breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it gives your brain its first boost of energy. One of the best meals you can make for breakfast to support mental health is eggs with avocado along with a whole grain like whole wheat toast or brown rice and quinoa.
After anywhere between 6-10 hours of sleep your body is aching for something to drink. Downing a full eight ounces of liquid early in the morning helps set your metabolism and replenish your body. Take that first thing in the morning bathroom trip, then follow it up with a nice refreshing glass.
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