Tired of waking up without energy day after day? You’re not alone. Your responsibilities and obligations might not be letting up any time soon, but there’s good news: developing healthy habits has a huge impact on your energy levels.
Don’t hit snooze.
Before you’re even out of bed, this culprit sucks away energy for the rest of the day. Hitting the snooze button makes it harder to wake up and ends up affecting your energy levels all day long. A more consistent wake-up time will help you skip the snooze button and wake up naturally with more energy. If waking up on your own feels like a long way off, simply get up when your alarm goes off.
Start hydrating ASAP.
Drinking water helps your body perform at it’s top potential all day long, but first thing in the morning, it gives your digestive system a kick in the right direction and starts energizing your whole body. Keeping water at your bedside will help you start sipping as soon as you wake up.
Choose the right breakfast.
Eating a satisfying breakfast offers your body the energy and nutrients it needs to feel great all morning long. Take a tip from nutritionist Melissa Costello and go for foods that are a mix of complex carbs, proteins, and healthy fats. She says, “This will help balance [your] blood sugar for the day,” which keeps your energy up and crashes away.
Fit in a workout.
Starting your day with exercise is one of the best ways to feel energized before you head to the office. Even better, during morning workouts, exercisers are more likely to burn more calories and work out harder — an added bonus! If you’re not an early riser, don’t fret; the most important thing is to make time for exercise at some point during your day.