If you wake up every morning with a feeling of anxiety and grumpiness then introduce some new habits and change your morning waking routine.
- Avoid the phenomenon of dawn – as research says if you consume a small amount of snacks (not more than 20 grams) that contain carbohydrates before going to bed, it helps to bring the morning blood glucose level closer to normal. The snacks we consume before going to bed shorten the period in which the liver produces glucose during the sleep period.
- Change the alarm for waking up – experts warn that an aggressive type of alarm triggers an adrenaline system “fight or flight” or stress. Replace the annoying alarm sound with a pleasant sound (voices from nature, soothing music).
- Stretch when you wake up – do a few simple muscle stretching exercises right after waking up. Your body and mind will receive the necessary flow of good energy. Yoga abounds with these exercises. The favorite exercise is the so-called “children’s pose”. Kneel on the floor with your knees apart (the width of the yoga mat) and your toes joined. Then slowly sit on your heels and put your hands on the floor. Move your arms slightly forward, lowering your torso between your legs. Extend your arms as far as you can without forcing yourself. It is important that you feel comfortable doing the exercise. Stretch your hips down and back at the same time. You can stay in this position for as long as you like.
- Look out the windows — daylight resets the body clock and interrupts melatonin secretion. Looking out the window fills a person with energy in an instant. Also looking out the window in the evening helps you sleep faster. Raising the blinds / shutters is enough to wake you up and cheer you up, especially if it’s cold outside.