Something that can be easier said than done is waking up and feeling your absolute best. You might wake up feeling groggy, tired, and unmotivated to start the day. However, being just a little more proactive every night can help prep you for a successful morning ahead. Here are some easy tips and tricks to wake up feeling refreshed to make sure you’re the best you can be!
Prep and pack.
Getting together all that you need for the next day will help you to wake up feeling ready to take on the day! Try to pack your bag for work, your gym bag, get your lunch ready and in the fridge, and you’ll be good to go the next morning without having to think about any of it.
Make some time for tea.
Have a cup of chamomile tea, or any herbal tea for that matter, at bedtime. If it’s caffeine free, it won’t keep you up! In addition, you’ll feel calmer and less anxious before bed, so that you can wake up feeling ready to take on the day.
Unplug to unwind.
Although it’s easy to get in the pattern of not looking at your phone, or any screen for that matter before bed, it can be affecting your sleep patterns negatively. By not looking at those screens before bed, you could wake up feeling way more refreshed!
Try to get some exercise in.
Even if you didn’t have time to hit the gym, going for a long walk or bike ride could help you fall asleep quicker, get more restful sleep, and have you wake up feeling better! Just make sure to do it no later than two hours before bedtime, so that it doesn’t keep you awake.
Hydrate throughout the day.
You probably hear this all the time, but water is so important for your body (for real). Drinking water throughout the entire day can help your sleep by getting rid of toxins while you’re asleep and aiding in your digestion. In addition, dehydration can be disrupting your sleep, so drink up before bed, and as soon as you wake up!
Jot it all down.
Journaling at night can help you sleep better by giving you a sense of clarity. Whether it’s things on your mind that are making you anxious or stressed, stuff you want to get done tomorrow, or writing down what you’re grateful for, journaling could be a huge help to both your sleep and mental health. Journaling can help you focus on your goals, better understand your emotions, and give you a sense of calmness before bedtime. When you wake up, you may be in a much better state of mind!
Eating a heavy meal before bed isn’t good for your sleep and digestion, but snacking on something light and healthy like yogurt, granola, or some fruit (especially bananas) can be good for you. Try finding foods that have tryptophan, as these can promote restful, healthy sleep!