I used to hate waking up in the mornings.
Absolutely hated it with every fibre of my being.
I always felt like I had to drag myself out of bed to get going, had zero energy to do anything in the morning and all I could think about was going back to bed.
I was pretty sure I was a nocturnal creature trapped in a human’s body.
Until I did this one thing which changed my mornings and started to make waking up in the mornings a whole lot less dreadful now.
It’s free, convenient and easy to do.
Drink 2 glasses of water right after you wake up.
This should be the first thing you do and think of when your alarm goes off.
Don’t reach out to your phone and check your emails.
Don’t roll around in bed hoping that a 5 or 10 minute snooze is going to make you get up from bed any easier instead.
And definitely don’t make up excuses to stay in bed any longer.
Get up and drink 2 glasses of water.
Actually, if you haven’t drank any water since you woke up, go and get your 2 glasses of water now!
Your body has gone for hours without water and it needs water to function optimally.
And dehydration = tiredness, lowered productivity and loss of focus.
That explains why we’re so sluggish and lethargic in the mornings, and possibly throughout the day too.
A lot of us tend to wake up in the mornings forgetting to prep ourselves for the day ahead.
Drinking water is just one of those ways to prep yourself for a long day ahead.
Sure, some of us may need a cup of coffee or tea to get by, but water works just as well with no side effects, if not better.
And drinking water isn’t just for the mornings after you wake up from sleep.
Drink a ton of it throughout the day too.
Drinking water has a lot of benefits that we overlook.
From being more productive, to having more energy and also being in a better mood.
Never underestimate what adequate hydration does for your body.
But of course, no amount of water will help you if you didn’t get enough sleep.