Sunday, 23 June 2013

What's Your Wake Up Call?














It's Winter in Melbourne at the moment and I am finding it mighty hard to wake up on these chilly mornings. So, I thought I would put together a list of all the things that help me wake up each morning and hope your get a little inspiration from them!

1. STRETCHING

I know this is something we all know but how many of us actually do it? Whilst we were at Eden Health Retreat earlier in the year (You might remember my post on it, if not click here) we did a stretching class at 6am every morning. And yes, whilst it was very hard to wake up, the stretching helped bring my body to life while my brain was still asleep (he he) and also prepared me for the full day ahead.

2. GET A JOB YOU LOVE

When work becomes drab and you're just not enjoying it anymore it makes waking up in the morning so much more harder. Find a job that you love and you will find that waking up in the morning does get 'easier'.

3. LAY YOUR WORK CLOTHES OUT THE NIGHT BEFORE

This is a great thing to do on a regular basis so that you are 1. Organised and 2. So that in the morning you don't stand in front of your wardrobe pondering what to wear.

4. LOOK FORWARD TO A YUMMY BREAKFAST

Breakfast is fuel for your body and I find that if I don't eat breakfast I get headaches and cannot concentrate. Mix up your breakfasts so that you are not having the same thing every day and get bored of it. Switch it up and rotate between a few of your fav's, mine are eggs, porridge and toast.

5. HAVE A COLD SHOWER

Now this is one that I don't lean towards as I love my hot showers however on the other hand my husband switches the water to cold for the last 30 seconds of his shower and it does reinvigorate the body. There are enormous health benefits in having a cold shower such as it improves blood circulation and speeds up your metabolism.

6. TAKE A FEW DEEP BREATHS

Your body can live without food and water for many days however how long can you live without oxygen? Not long at all. Take a moment to sit in your favourite chair or lie in bed and breath deeply for a few minutes and float away. This will do you wonders!

7. DRINK A GLASS OF WATER

Water is revitalising and adding some lemon to your water will kick start your metabolism in the morning. And we all know that the faster your metabolism is the faster we burn fat. A big tick for me!

8. WAKE UP WITH A PURPOSE

Whether it be to take your dog for a walk or hitting the gym or just to watch the morning news, it makes waking up a hell of a lot easier and you will feel refreshed and not flustered.

9. "JUST DO IT"

I know at the time when the alarm is beeping in your ear and you're hitting the snooze button, a few extra minutes is bliss! But when you wake up don't you say to yourself "Why didn't I get up earlier?"


What's your wake up call?

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antoinette xo





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