Do you have trouble dragging yourself out of bed in the morning? Do you constantly hit the snooze button and when you finally get up you rush to get ready? Starting your day feeling stressed and defeated is not healthy. Do you want to wake up feeling wonderful?

If you could change the way you feel in the morning, you feel better all day long. Being able to wake-up easily and pleasantly is crucial to living a happy productive life.

The best way to beat the morning “blahs” is to make sure you get the right amount of restful sleep, which is between 7 & 8 hours.


1. Develop a routine you can stick to. The body sleeps better at night when it is synchronized. Rising and retiring at the same time each day creates a “habit”. We are creatures of habit and your body will naturally get tired at same time and also wake up at the same time once this “habit” is formed.
2. Exercise correctly and at the right time. The recommended amount of exercise is at least 30 minutes three times a week. Never exercise right before bed because it takes several hours for your body to cool down and relax from a workout. Early evening is best. When your body temperature drops, you will begin to feel drowsy.
3. Drink some sleepy time tea. There are several different types of teas to help you calm down naturally,. Some are Chamomile, Turmeric, Lemon Balm, Lavender, Valerian, and Passion Flower. They are found in all grocery store or if you want a bigger selection try a health food store.
4. Avoid high alcohol intake. Limit it to one glass of wine
5. Avoid caffeine. Do not drink any after 1:00 p.m. It is a stimulant that keeps you awake and prevents rest. Watch for “sneaky caffeine” in chocolate, sodas, cereals, protein bars, candy, even some bottled waters.
6.  Watch for certain drugs, prescription and non-prescription. Over the counter drugs like cold remedies, anti hypertension, amphetamines, anti-asthma, and cardiac drugs disturb your sleep, to try to limit those.

What about those nights you can not get you required 8 hours????

!. Stretch – Stretch while you are still in bed. Reach out in all four directions with your limbs. This wakes up the muscles. Bring your knees up to your chest to stretch out your back muscles. Walk and swing your arms when you first wake up until you feel a little more alert.
2. Eat breakfast. Eating breakfast helps start your metabolism and boosts your energy. Try some protein, like peanut butter toast if you are in a hurry.
3. Ease into mornings. Take just a few minutes to do something enjoyable when you first get up. Put on your favorite music, take an extra long hot shower {maybe sing your favorite song while showering), walk outside and take a deep breath of air, read a few pages of a book, etc.
4. Make sure nothing else is bothering you. Something like work load anxiety isn’t cured by sleep or exercise. You need to catch up or change jobs. As long as you fail to confront what is really bothering you, you won’t get a true rest. Some find it helpful to write down whats troubling them and put it down until tomorrow. Your conscious mind cannot think of two things at exactly the same time. It can switch instantly from one thought to the next, thus a racing mind. Focus on something pleasant, listen to relaxing music, or count sheep (this works) to keep your mind from racing.
5. Understand your personal sleep cycle. we are all different. Are you a “owl” or a “lark”. If you don’t like mornings you are an owl. Owls should get things ready for the day the previous night, clothes out, lunches packed, & etc. If you are naturally an early riser, you are a lark. Mornings for you are happy and playful.
Whatever your dilemma is, remember that mornings are here to stay and anything you can do to make it less painful is worth it!! Wouldn’t it be awesome to wake up feeling wonderful everyday!


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    • Gayle  says:

      Thank you for your kind comment.

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    • Gayle  says:

      Thank You…keep reading for more great info!

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      I wasn’t able to read your comment.

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