Your Guide To Waking Up Better
Whether you’re a serial snoozer, a certified night owl or just find leaving the cosy warmth of your bed too hard, then listen up for ways to improve your morning routine.
Reset your body clock
Helping your body to work with its circadian rhythms is one proven way to help you wake up feeling more refreshed. That means waking up with natural light so prep the night before by leaving your curtains or blinds open a little to make sure the daylight can creep in. Helping your brain start to associate dark with bedtime and light with morning time will also help encourage long-term healthy sleep patterns and plenty of health benefits.
Drinking a large glass of cold water as soon as you wake up helps to rehydrate your body, boost your metabolism and send a surge of blood-boosting adrenaline to your brain. If you’re making it a habit, why not go one better and choose that time to get your daily vitamin dose. Workshop’s Multi Vitamin Formula contains chelated minerals to enable better absorption of the vitamins as well as a host of antioxidants that help ward off oxidative stress and cellular damage.
Work it out
Even something as simple as stretching, yoga poses or gentle floor work can boost your metabolism and help set the tone for the day ahead. Physical activity also works to boost the brain's dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin levels which can impact focus, concentration, motivation and mood. Make it a regular thing and your improved energy levels mean that reaching for the snooze button will soon be a thing of the past.
Power of scent
Just as lavender and chamomile are famed for their ability to help you relax and drift off, certain scents can act as stimulants and help you to wake up feeling sharper and more alert. Citrus scents like lemon and grapefruit boost serotonin to encourage feelings of happiness, as well as lowering levels of the stress hormone norepinephrine. Similarly, rosemary is a powerful scent thanks to its ability to promote physical and mental energy. For best results add a few drops of your chosen essential oil to your diffuser as soon as you wake up and allowing the scent to permeate the room while you’re getting ready.