Are you always tired, dragging yourself through the day, wondering how everyone else does it? I’ve listed my top 7 ways that I wake up with more energy. Hint: it involves getting a good night’s sleep!
Plus I’ve created a downloadable worksheet to help you create a positive and determined mindset!
1. Here comes the sun!
The sun’s warm rays energizes us by decreasing the production of melatonin – the hormone that makes us sleepy. When the sun sets, our melatonin increases, which makes us sleepy and ready for bed. This is all a natural process! If you stay inside all day, then your body might get confused as to when it’s time to rise and fall asleep. Whenever I travel, I make sure I sit in the sun for a bit to help my body acclimate to the current time so it knows that it’s day time. This trick also works when you’re home, so your body knows when it needs to be awake, and when it needs to sleep. And of course, don’t forget your sunscreen 🙂
2. Eat a healthy dinner
Avoid caffeine and refined sugar at night, eat food rich in fibers, saturated fats, and high quality proteins. This will make your stomach digest the food slowly and nourish the body during the night without becoming hungry and disturb your sleep. Avoiding refined sugars and caffeine will help you to not get wired right before bed.
3. Start a weekly workout routine
Pick a time of day that you are going to work out Monday-Friday, and stick with it everyday. Having a consistent time of day that you exercise will help you organize your schedule better, create a daily habit that becomes second nature, which means you’re less likely to skip that workout. Daily exercise creates a physical fatigue that will help you have a deeper sleep. If you need help finding a workout, check out my YouTube where I post a new workout or yoga flow each week! Click here for my YouTube!
4. Have your next day’s outfit picked out
the night before for less stress and more time in the morning. You’ll sleep better knowing you’re already prepared for your morning.
5. A TV/phone/news-free zone
Skip the TV, Facebook, Instagram and the news once you’re in bed. Give yourself about 15-30 minutes to let your brain calm down and get ready to sleep. Let your body know it’s time to start calming down by keeping the lights dim, and playing relaxing music. One of my favorite things to do is turn on my essential oil diffuser and use calming oils like Lavender.
6. Positive mindset
One powerful way to close your day is to write down 3 things you are grateful for before shutting your eyes. I created a GRATITUDE + GOALS Worksheet for you to print and guide you through this exercise. It will create a positive mindset and help you let go of the things that you are not able to change in your life. You will feel at ease, and have a deeper more peaceful sleep.
Download your Gratitude + Goals Worksheet by leaving your info right here! (it’s free!)
You’ll also gain access to my Free Workout Library. Once you’re logged in, scroll down to the “Inspirational Worksheet” section to download your Gratitude + Goals Worksheet.
7. Goal setting
In your Gratitude + Goals Worksheet (leave your info above to download it right now!), list 3 things you want to accomplish the next morning when you wake up. This is a great way of setting your goals and reaching them. Not only will you be excited to wake up and start tacking your list, it gives you a clear focus and purpose for the day too. Then when you return to your worksheet the following night, you can check goals off your list – which is the best feeling ever!
Check in with me on Instagram! @actionjacquelyn #takeaction
LOOKING FOR MORE?
Check out my most recent uploads below!