Simple tips for making those winter mornings a little more bearable.
Nothing marks the end of summer like shorter days and darker mornings, which can make waking up and seizing the day that bit harder. If you’re finding it a struggle to get out of bed, here are some easy ways you can boost your energy levels in the morning.
1. Have An Invigorating Shower
Showering first thing in the morning is a great way to clear away the cobwebs and get your blood pumping. Our top tip? Always finish with a blast of cold water – the sudden change in temperature will help to boost circulation and make you more alert.
If you need an extra boost, try harnessing the power of scent by washing your hair with an invigorating range like the Alberto Balsam Energize Hair Shampoo and Conditioner. The tropical peach and mango fragrance is worth waking up for and will leave your stands smelling sweet all day.
2. Try A Light Up Alarm Clock
The lack of sunlight is one of the biggest reasons we find it so hard to wake up. A clever solution to make up for the lack of natural light outside is to get a wake-up alarm clock with a light built-in. The light gradually turns on, mimicking the sunrise and waking up your body gently, rather than being jolted awake by a beeping alarm.
3. Do Some (Light) Exercise
Exercise is probably the last thing on your mind when you wake up exhausted but we’re sorry to say it works. Anything too intense will just end up tiring you out, but light stretching activities like yoga and pilates are perfect for getting you moving and giving you clarity and focus.
4. Drink Lemon Water
If you’re someone who can’t function without their morning coffee, try switching to warm water with lemon instead. A rich and healthy source of vitamin C, the benefits of drinking lemon water range from boosting your immune system to aiding digestion.
Getting a good night’s sleep is key for waking up energised, so set yourself up for success the night before. Meditating before you go to sleep will help you to de-stress and experience deeper sleep, so that you wake up the next morning feeling well-rested and ready to take on the day.