I just wanted to share these 3 little things I have been doing each morning for a while now, to help me start the day. Maybe this will be usefull to some of you aswell..
1. How to force yourself out of bed
If you are like me, you're having a hard time to get out of your bed when the alarm goes off. I used to press the snoose button all the time, which doesn't get you anywhere. In fact, this only makes you even more tired. I knew I had to change this, but didn't really do anything about it.
That was untill someone shared an interesting app with me, called: 'Sleep If U Can'. You set the alarm before you go to bed, nothing special. But to turn it off, you have to go to the pictured place and take a photo (Your bathroom, kitchen, livingroom, whatever you choose). And it doesn't stop untill you have done so. Genius! The app costs $1,99. Best app purchase I have ever made, gets me up every morning.
Edit: They have recently changed the name of the app to 'Alarmy'
2. Take an ice cold shower
Why? Well, the first part is obvious: it wakes you up. However, there are much more benefits related to taking a cold shower than just that. Let me give you a list of some of those benefits:
- Increases energy and well-beingI first started trying this after seeing this video in which Jerome Jarre explained some benefits of taking a cold shower. It's kind of hard to do at first, but you will feel much better after doing it. Go try it!
- Strengthens immunity
- Improves circulation
- Relieves depression
- Keeps skin and hair healthy
3. Drink water immediately upon waking up
I'm sure most of you have heard about this one already. Drinking water before you eat or drink anything else can greatly improve your health. Tip: you can get even more benefits out of this by puting some lemon in your water. Take a look at this video where Tony Robbins explains the benefits, and how it works.
So that's my list of morning tips. I hope this can benefit you aswell. Just try it, and see if it makes you feel better. And maybe if you have some morning tips of your own, you could share them here aswell!