Even if you are definitely a night owl and not a morning person, there are always pleasant moments in your morning routine. For example, if you make morning a part of your healthy lifestyle program, then your attitude towards it will change very soon, and you will finally stop waking up with the thought: "Why do I need all this?"
We tell you what five things people who take care of their health must do in the morning. And now you can too.
Drink a glass of water
Nutritionists agree that drinking more water is a simple step towards health with two clear benefits (optimal hydration of the entire body and faster metabolism). Why is it especially important in the morning? The fact is that at night our body uses water to recover, so this balance needs to be replenished in the morning so as not to feel sluggish or tired. Your goal: a large cup or two glasses of clean, still water immediately after waking up.
Five minutes of physical activity at the beginning of the day is a guarantee of not only health, but also excellent well-being. It doesn't have to be exhausting: a couple of yoga asanas or stretching will already get your muscles to work, so over time the body will learn to wake up without the help of caffeine (which will certainly benefit you, even if you do not plan to give up morning cup of coffee).
Time management experts also point out that a small but completed task at the start of the day will allow you to tune in to the right rhythm and do whatever you have planned. Add to this the opinion of fitness trainers, who remind that exercise can help reduce stress and increase endorphins.
Give up gadgets
If this is not part of your job, try not to touch your phone for at least 30 minutes after waking up. Give your brain some time to really wake up instead of throwing it into the loophole of emails and social media posts. Psychologists believe that the most peaceful start to the day is extremely important for our mental health. So you should make your morning really good as soon as possible.
Take care of your skin
The right breakfast, two liters of water a day, and exercise is a great but incomplete list. Do not forget about skin care, which should be given no less attention in the morning than in the evening. You've probably heard that while we sleep, regeneration processes take place in the skin cells. This makes the skin especially susceptible to the effects of active ingredients in creams, gels and serums in the morning.
How to restore skin after the holidays
Dermatologists advise not to limit yourself to using a moisturizer, but to accustom yourself to the morning care procedure, which will include at least three stages (cleansing, nourishing, moisturizing). By the way, it is important to cleanse your skin of excess sebum in the morning even more thoroughly than before going to bed - so if you do not use a cleanser at the beginning of the day, it is time to change your approach. And, of course, in the process of skin care, do not forget about such strategically important areas as hands and décolleté.
Take time for yourself
In fact, the guarantee of a wonderful, amazing and inspiring morning is your inner state that meets all the specified parameters. And, frankly, it is difficult to be in a good mood when “five more minutes” again turned into half an hour, and there is so little time left before leaving the house that at best you will have time to comb and brush your teeth. Psychologists advise setting an alarm with 15-30 extra minutes that you can spend the way you want. Listen to your favorite music, watch the Friends series or just sit on the bed with a cup of fruit tea and look out the window - it's up to you. The main thing is that the process is really enjoyable.