It often happens that when the alarm clock is ringing in the morning, you are thinking of your next course of action to hit the snooze button for an extra few minutes of sleep. This time often turns into 30 minutes or more and you lose time for your daily gum session or a morning walk. This, unfortunately, is the morning routine of a large percentage of people which makes them miss the great opportunities to prime their body for success, energy, as well as improved health.
However, if you step up your morning routine a bit, it will make you live better and make your everyday more productive.
1. Establish a bedtime routine:
Getting a good night sleep is as important as brushing your teeth and taking a shower. It helps to clean your mind from so many useless thoughts and relax you to confronting the challenges ahead. Therefore, establish a strict bed time routine and stick to it no matter what. Get seven to nine hours of restful sleep and you will see the results as your morning will begin much better than before.
2. Stay aware of your gut:
Your digestive system brings a lot of impact on your mood and behavior. The health of your gut can impact everything so you need to keep it in check. You need to eat a diet that is high in fiber and feeds the good bacteria in your gut. Whereas consuming processed food can easily harm your digestive tract. Once your entire digestive tract is in health state, you will no doubt feel fresh in the morning.
3. Liquidizing your breakfast:
Many people think that because of the time shortage, liquids can be the best form of breakfast to take in the form of milkshakes and smoothies. You consider it enough to get something in your stomach with the satisfaction that it is healthy. But according to a study conducted in the Netherlands, calories do not matter when it comes to your first meal of the day. The dietitians actually advise people to stay away from drinking first meal of the day as human brain register fullness when the food is chewed. This goal is not accomplished when you drink smoothies or milkshakes. It takes less time to pass through the stomach and makes you feel hungry much sooner.
4. Prepare your breakfasts:
According to experts, the key to a successful day of eating is the planning. Skimping on mistakes can be the biggest mistake you can make at the start of your day. Therefore, always prepare for your breakfast that is full of fiber, proteins, fats, minerals, as well as vitamins.
5. Stay away from sugars:
With the shortage of time among working individuals, there is an increasing trend of eating more processed food. This processed food is filled with artificial sweeteners which might give you instant energy but in the long run, it can make you feel hungrier afterwards. Even the so-called fiber bars or any other sugar-free options are not free from sugar at all. And it can be the worst meal you can have at the beginning of your day.