Wake Up Feeling Energized

When Coffee Becomes a Necessity

The pleasant morning ritual that most find too painful to part with has become a temporary chemical solution to treating drowsiness. That’s right, let’s talk about the black pot of goodness, and an alternative to keep that energy lasting throughout the day.

Generally speaking, a restless night’s sleep will have us running towards the coffee pot or shop, with the intention of waking up and staying alert. However, coffee only provides a short-term solution that can possibly lead to long-term side effects.

When consumed, coffee acts as a chemical stimulation that leaves your body struggling to adapt to the increased blood levels… which we sadly mistake for “energy”. The caffeine from your cup of joe sends a signal and adrenaline is released to provide you with the extra spark you had been feigning for. Your body then goes into fight or flight mode stirring up stress hormones and complete relaxation may become impossible. Building a tolerance to caffeine can become detrimental when the thing you were using to wake up disguises itself, and becomes the thing that is disrupting your sleep.

 

Put Down The Coffee and Pick Up a Dumbbell

How about changing that morning ritual to something that will not only increase productivity and energy levels, but will also increase your lifespan and quality of life? Making time for a quick workout, run, or activity is the best way to create a beneficial lifestyle. Fitness releases those feel-good hormones also known as endorphins, and also increases mental acitivity that lasts anywhere from four to ten hours afterwords.

By creating a morning workout schedule and sticking to it even on the groggiest of mornings will take a turn for the better. Just like anything in life, it takes time to adjust. Your body’s endocrine system and circadian rhythms will grow accustomed to your new routine and physiologically, some wonderful things will begin to happen: A few hours prior to awakening, your body will begin to prepare for waking and exercise. Your metabolism and all the hormones involved in activity will begin to elevate, which will contribute to you feeling alert and energized when you do wake up. It’s time you learn how to enjoy your cup of coffee and not depend on it. One thing you can rely on is your morning workout to get you out of bed and into a productive lifestyle.

 

 

Discovering Your Deprivation

It is not so much lack of sleep that has you tossing and turning at night, or bone-weary throughout the day. Rather, your brain activity has everything to do with your sleeping patterns, so first and foremost, one must learn to take back control of what’s been affecting you throughout all these perturbed nights. In fact, what people are deprived of more is time during the day where there is no pressure and expectations causing havoc and restlessness. Starting your day a few hours early can help manage the anxieties that creep up like little monsters under your bed that keep you fan-gazing and fast on the draw all night.

Life’s stresses will subside when you adjust your sails, so your lifestyle and habits may travel in a new, winsome direction.  Waking before the sun doesn’t necessarily seem all that flattering when you’re used to catching those last few z’s before your snooze alarm alerts you. By waking up just before dawn, you can give yourself time to create new habits. Whether that is mastering the perfect omelette, sipping coffee and catching up on some reading/TV watching, getting exercise, or whatever it may be, you can genuinely enjoy and take pride in it. What this “daylight savings time” boils down to is finding a balance. You will feel more focused and unhurried with not one single soul expecting anything from you within the next few hours.

When everyday life becomes stressful, you may find yourself thinking, “I need a break, better yet a vacation”. The ability to appreciate the task at hand and think clearly will come naturally once you learn that you don’t need to figure out the right way to take a break, allowing you to get more out of your day.

In a relentless and eager world, the second you check your email or schedule, an internal clock of new items immediately creates deadlines built on a foundation of pressure. By rising a few hours early, you can alleviate that load by taking the extra time to tackle those tasks that are sure to cut into your bedtime. This will leave you with a clear conscious and a few more hours to establish a quality sleep pattern.

To protect your newly-found slumber, it is important to make sure you are sleeping on a mattress that will keep you rested the whole night through. At Mattresses For Less, they have a large selection of trusted name brands mattresses that are available to be delivered to you at your convenience. Make tonight the best nights sleep yet and wake up every morning feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day confidently and contently.