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We all hate it when we are in dreamsville and are suddenly awoken by our alarm clock. The first thing that enters our head is disappointment, and then we usually hit the snooze button at least once. Eventually, we crawl out of bed to start our day. The question is, when you get out of bed in the morning, do you always feel tired? Chances are you do. Below are 5 tips to help you overcome always feeling tired and to start your day off on a positive note.
5 Tips To Not Always Feel Tired In The Morning
#1: End The Previous Day Right
In order to kick the always feel tired routine, we have to start with the night before. Many times, the last thing we think about the night before is the first thing we think about the next morning. If you go to bed thinking, “It’s already 11pm! I’m going to be so tired in the morning!”, you are going to wake up feeling tired.
You need to change that thought pattern. Instead of the negative thinking, think positive thoughts. Tell yourself that you will get a good night’s sleep and will wake up refreshed. It sounds strange but it really does work.
#2 Move Your Alarm Clock
It’s easy to hit the snooze button on our alarm clocks when they are sitting on the nightstand next to the bed. We have to make minimum effort to do so. But hitting the snooze button is a negative thought. Instead, move the alarm clock across the room. When it goes off in the morning, you will be forced to get out of bed to turn it off. This movement you make creates energy and that tells your body that it is time to wake up.
#3 Set Your Thermostat
You were probably reading the above and thinking how cold it is in your bedroom and that you don’t want to place the alarm clock on the other side of the room. Well, solve this problem by adjusting your programmable thermostat. If you don’t have one, buy one. They are only $50 and can save you money on your electric bill.
But for our purposes, it is going to help you wake up. All you have to do is set the thermostat to turn on 15-20 minutes before you get up in the morning. This will ensure that your room is warm. Now when you get out of bed, you won’t be tempted to crawl under the warm covers since the house itself will be warm.
No, you aren’t reaching for a soda or alcohol or anything like that. When you first wake up in the morning, drink a full glass of water. You just went 6 to 8 eight hours without any hydration and are most likely dehydrated. This is why when you wake up and go to the bathroom, your urine is a dark yellow color. This is a sign of dehydration.
While you can easily go to the kitchen and pour yourself a glass of water, I suggest you take a glass with you to bed. I keep a bottle of water on my nightstand. When I wake up, I drink a good bit of it. It refreshes my body and helps me to always wake up.
Lying around in bed or even lounging around the house in your PJ’s does you no good. Sure it feels good, but it also helps you to always feel tired. Get in the shower as soon as you can upon waking. The warm water will wake you up.
Additionally, you can choose to brush your teeth at this time as well. This also will help you to wake up.
If you always feel tired in the morning, I urge you to follow these 5 steps for a few weeks and take note to any changes you experience. You won’t wake up tomorrow without the feeling of being tired. It takes a few days of consistency to allow you body to adapt and change. But once you follow these tips, you will wake up, feeling refreshed and ready to have your best day yet. If however, you find that you still always feel tired, you may need to look into ways to help you sleep better.
3 thoughts on “Always Feel Tired In The Morning? 5 Tips To Start Your Day Off Right”
Great post, Don.
Drinking water tops my list of things to do after waking up because of the many health benefits associated to it. And adding lemon makes it even healthier!
I can personally vouch that tip #1 works–as long as you actually get a good night’s sleep (no amount of positive thinking will help you feel refreshed and ready to start the day with only a few hours of sleep).
Along with positive thoughts, I also like to practice telling myself that I’m going to wake up at a certain time–usually 6AM instead of 7. Surprisingly, it works. It feels a lot better waking up yourself instead of being woken up by an alarm.
Great tips. I can attest to the power of drinking a full glass of water in the morning. I’ve been doing that for a while and it has been great. Yeah, it’s not fun to put off your morning cup of coffee, but you need to rehydrate yourself. That will make the rest of your day a lot better. I think it’s worth putting off the coffee for that.
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