Are you the kind of person who likes to have an energetic start to the day? Perhaps you already have a morning routine, but find that it has been a lot harder to maintain in this heat? To that end, it might be time to make a few adjustments. Here, we’re going to look at how you can ensure you get the start to the morning that you need even in the hottest of summers.
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Make sure you’re waking up at the right time
A lot of people find that it’s harder to get stirring in the summer because the heat makes you just feel so lazy. However, ensuring that you’re getting the right amount of sleep is crucial. It’s not always about hitting a certain number of hours, but rather waking yourself up at the right time, with a REM-sleep tool to ensure that you’re waking up right at the end of a sleep cycle. If you wake up in the middle of a sleep cycle, it can make you feel even groggier and harder to rise, so set your alarms right.
Your cup of joe
There’s nothing wrong with a nice cup of coffee to get the day started. Caffeine works, after all. However, you might find that it’s become way too hot to indulge as you used to. Luckily, you don’t need to have your coffee hot. Rather than letting regular old coffee go cold (ick), you should follow a Thai iced tea (cha yen) recipe. There are changes to the recipe, such as using sweetened milk, that make a huge difference in the taste, making it delicious, cooling, and energizing. Perfect first thing in the morning.
Work out lightly
It can be tough to get the exercise you need in this heat because not only is it harder to motivate yourself in some oppressive weather conditions, but you also want to make sure that you’re not dehydrating yourself due to sweat. You can, however, enjoy a light workout session just to get the blood pumping and adrenaline rushing. The important thing is that you hydrate both before and after the workout. You need water in your system first thing as you haven’t had it in at least 6 hours after a good night’s sleep. You also need to replenish the water you sweat out during your workout, of course.
Get into cold showers
Now, this idea might immediately turn off some readers but you really should try it. Cold showers can take some time to get used to as, yes, the first time you do it, it can feel pretty unpleasant. But they have a real effect of suddenly waking the mind up and filling you with energy. A lot of people also find that cold showers have a real impact on making them think more positively throughout the day.
Be sure to take care of yourself out there. If it’s getting into the triple-digit temperatures, then you shouldn’t be spending too much time outdoors. Hopefully, these routine changes make it a little easier to start your day.