Absopure’s Morning Routine to Keep You Energized Throughout the Day
The way you wake up can make or break your day. Sleeping too much can leave you feeling depressed and cognitively impaired while sleeping too little can make you more impatient and prone to mood swings. To ensure you wake up on the right side of the bed, we suggest following our Absopure morning routine to keep you energized through the day.
Even if you’re not an early riser, waking up early in the morning is incredibly beneficial. Since our bodies are designed to produce the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin after dark, we are naturally accustomed to being more responsive and alert during morning hours and sluggish and sleepy at night. Having the opportunity to progress through all stages of the required sleep cycle naturally, unlike night owls, helps put you in a positive state of mind, increases your sleep quality and reduces stress levels.
Who would have thought that the chore you never wanted to do as a child can actually help you stay energized! The simple act of making your bed in the morning is proven to increase productivity levels. Taking a small amount of time to complete this action every day creates a mental habit that, in turn, kickstarts a chain of other good decisions throughout the day. Studies show that getting into the habit of making your bed leads to a greater sense of taking charge and well-being, as well as stronger skills at sticking with a budget.
Now that you’re up and your bed is made, take a few minutes to smile and think about something positive. Even if you have to force a smile, smiling releases endorphins – the hormone that makes you feel happy. Combine that with a list of things you’re grateful for and not only will your depression rates reduce, but positive thinking can actually help you resist the common cold and develop coping mechanisms to combat times of stress.
You have been fasting for eight hours; your body needs water! Grab a bottle of Absopure’s Purified Drinking Water or pour a glass of Absopure Natural Spring water from your water cooler and enjoy a burst of refreshment that your body desperately needs. Drinking water in the morning helps boost your metabolism, ease aches and pains, fight toxins and promote a clearer complexion. But most importantly, hydrating after you wake up increases your red blood cell count and oxygen levels to the brain giving you more energy.
Take a couple of minutes to warm up your body. After lying in bed all night, tension and pain can build up in your body. Stretching increases blood flow to the muscles and joints, resulting in decreased stiffness, alleviated pain and reduced stress. Whether you want to break out into a cobra pose or just touch your toes, stretching each morning is beneficial to all individuals.
Silence the chaos in your mind by including meditation in your morning routine. Meditating causes the pituitary gland in your brain to secrete endorphins, which, as we mentioned before, is the hormone that makes you feel happy! It enhances brain activity linked to positive emotions and experiences, and some studies even suggest that meditation can help combat depression and anxiety and improve pain tolerance. Many people think meditation means sitting cross-legged in silence, but if this is difficult for you, try listening to a guided mediation video on YouTube or downloading an app like Headspace.
Do not skip breakfast! When you sleep, your liver breaks down glycogen and releases it into your bloodstream as glucose to keep your blood sugar levels stable. This release is especially important for your brain, which relies almost entirely on glucose for energy. After fasting all night, your body starts to break down fatty acids instead, which can actually reduce your energy levels. Eating a healthy breakfast restores your energy and boosts your glycogen levels, amping up your metabolism for the day. And, since you woke up early, you should have plenty of time to prepare a healthy meal. Last but not least, snag a bottle of Absopure water to – go to keep yourself well-hydrated, and have a wonderful day!
Following these steps each morning can help you stay energized throughout the day. How does your morning routine differ compared to ours?