Stop believing you're 'just not a morning person'! Make tomorrow a better day with these easy tips to improve your mood and health in the AM.
When you have a busy lifestyle, mornings can become a matter of sheer survival as you battle to get kids to school, lunches prepped, dogs walked, or just yourself out of the door both fully dressed and running to time. That grumpy, harassed or tired feeling many of us experience on waking up can be one that hangs around through the day, especially if the stress levels ratchet up a notch on arriving at a busy office for the start of a full work day.
It’s easy to assume that you simply aren’t a ‘morning person’ and that things will always be this way. No one likes mornings, right? Wrong. While few of us are ever going to wake up singing Walking on Sunshine (unless it’s a Saturday, of course), there are a few easy ways to improve the morning mood of you and your loved ones. These tips might even help your health, too!
If you look long enough, you can find a study performed somewhere in the world that will back up pretty much whatever you want to say. Eating breakfast is no exception, and depending on what you read, avoiding breakfast can be the best or the worst decision in the world. However, one fact all the research has in common is that anyone with a healthy lifestyle – so that means having some sort of breakfast routine – is much more likely to have a healthy weight, too. If you really can’t face a big bowl of oatmeal first thing, then take a piece of fruit with you to work – bananas are great as they release energy more slowly. It will be there for you when you do feel like a snack, and will stop you opting for a Starbucks on an empty stomach (more on that later).
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