Your morning is what can make or break your day. If you are not a morning person, welcome to the club. Most of us aren’t either! Here are a few habits that are going to help make your mornings better (or more bearable for some of us) from now on.
Drink Lemon Water
When you wake up in the morning, your body has just experienced eight hours without any sort of hydration. One glass will do the trick. Do this first thing in the morning. It gets the body going no matter how tired you feel. Also make sure that the water is warm otherwise it would only shock your system, and not just any warm water will do, you want warm water that tastes great. You can add lemon to it, and even some honey if you want to cut down on some of the lemony tartness.
Scrape Your Tongue
Taking your time on scraping your tongue is something you will not want to forego. It allows you to eliminate morning breath and gets you ready for the rejuvenation process that you need to kick start a busy day. The best thing about it all is that food will taste better once that film is off your tongue. The best tool: your toothbrush.
A five minute stretch can do wonders that you probably did not know of. It begins by waking your muscles up. Make sure that you modify your workout according to what you can and cannot do. You can even use this time slot to do a bit of yoga or sneak in a bit of exercises. It does not really matter how long you decide to stretch. If you only have a couple of minutes to spare, then that’s more than enough as well.
Dry Brush Your Whole Body
Dry brushing does more than brush off dead skin cells but also makes sure that your blood circulation gets better. It is important that you brush in motions closer to your heart. This will make your skin feel smoother and you will notice the difference only after you have entirely dried off.
When choosing a brush, make sure you get one that is not too rough that you would detest looking forward to, get one that is at least a good exfoliater.
Listen to Uplifting Music
Audio books work too. If you are having trouble concentrating on just getting out of bed every day, then this should pump you up to start the day. However, songs can get stuck in your head and that sort of thing may just be the thing to drive you nuts, if that is the case with you, go with the audio book.
Clear your mind for a few minutes. Meditation can help you listen to the silence and feel mentally lighter and ready to face the day. Meditation can mean anything here, whatever position you like, whatever space you make your own.
Make sure it is only for a few minutes, you don’t want to fall into a trance that takes over where you don’t feel like starting your day with an hour of just ‘sitting around’.
We’re all about looking good through permanent makeup. But feeling good (even in the mornings) is just as important!