Start your day happy and relaxed and you will greatly increase your chances of a healthy, productive day. Here are five things to try:
1. WAKE UP EARLY. Seriously. You may have to go to bed earlier to get 8 hours of sleep but waking up 15 to 30 minutes earlier will allow you to take your time going through your morning routine, without rushing. You can begin your morning by lying in bed, slowly waking up. Stretching. Mentally clicking off what you’re going to wear, what you’re going to do, what you’re going to have for breakfast. It’s just as important to prepare yourself mentally as physically for your day. So don’t give in to that snooze button.
2. HYDRATE. Drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning gives the body a chance to absorb some vitamin C (30-50 mg per lemon) and can boost your energy level and your immune system. Vitamin C is also good for the adrenal glands which are responsible for balancing hormones and can potentially help reduce the affects of stress. So as you get ready for the day, drink an entire glass or two of lemon water and see how your energy levels improve through the day. You may even want to bring a 750 ml sports bottle with you to work so you can hydrate throughout the day….