Waking up in the morning is a blessing in itself, but there are times when our mood doesn’t match the bright and cheery atmosphere outside our home. There are many reasons for us to feel that our day isn’t going to get any better, but the good news is that you can actually teach yourself to wake up better each day. If you want to start your day with a smile and a positive vibe, these tips will help you out.
Our body needs adequate amounts of rest for it to be fully functional the following day which is why, if you’ve been missing out on hours of sleep lately, you’re waking up feeling out of sorts. That said, make it a point to get 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep every day as it will not only help improve your mood, but it will also protect you from various ailments as well.
Roll towards your right
One of the tricks to waking up well is learning how to get up from bed properly. Rolling towards your right before you sit up reduces the pressure you are putting on your cardiovascular system. This also helps with your blood flowing better too.
Let sunlight wake you up
We all have our own built it circadian clock that tells us when we should sleep and whether it is time for us to wake up. Instead of getting jarred from our sleep by the blare of our alarm clock, allowing natural light to filter in actually helps our body unfold from the deep sleep that we are in. Positioning your bed near the window where natural light can get in is always a good idea, but if you need to get up earlier than the sunrise, or during winter when the nights are longer, setting up an artificial light in your bedroom can still help your body rouse itself from sleep in a more relaxed manner.
Rub your hands
Another trick to waking up well is to rub your palms together vigorously. This process actually activates the nerves throughout our body which helps our organs to wake up simultaneously.
Follow a schedule
Most of us are not really aware that having a sleep and wake schedule is actually better compared to random hours of sleeping and waking up. We are actually guilty of sleeping in during the weekend in the hopes that we can catch up on sleep, but there is no such thing as regaining back the lost hours of sleep. A better option would be is to follow a sleep and wake schedule that you will need to stick with even during the weekends. Waking up while you are in a deep sleep can cause your brain to take a while before it actually starts functioning, making it difficult for you to make decisions at this state. However, when you sleep and wake up at the same time every day, your brain will be able to function better as soon as you wake up.
Another way to start waking up well is to actually smile at the world as soon as you wake up from your sleep. There is always a reason for you to greet the day with a smile and one of them is that you got another life to live.
If you are ready to take on the day with a healthy mind and heart, then these tips are sure to make you welcome each day with a smile on your face.