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5 Things That Will Kick Off Your Day To A Good Start

Getting out of bed is the first step.

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1. Leave your alarm clock/phone on the other side of your room when you go to bed.

Getting out of bed in the morning can be one of the most difficult challenges of your day. You'll become more tempted to sleep in, causing lethargy, if you have your phone buzzing right there next to you. Hear your phone buzzing from across the room, and you'll have no choice but to get up to make it stop. Then, you're up on time for the day!

2. Drink a lot of water once you wake up.

Via alifeofproductivity.com

It's been proven that if you start your morning by downing at least 16oz. of water, you'll be off to a better start. Not only does it hydrate you, but it also kick-starts that metabolism, flushes out toxins, and makes you feel full, so you end up non eating as much for breakfast.

3. Play music.

Via bebrainfit.com

Playing music in the morning as you make coffee/breakfast, or get dressed, can help improve your mood. Studies have shown that music allows for better concentration, and an overall uplifting of spirits (if of course, you're listening to upbeat music).

4. Move around. Exercise.

Via cdc.gov

Yes, many of us dislike the thought of putting our bodies through strenuous activity at 5AM, then showering to go to work. Even some of the most trained athletes and gym rats will want to stay in bed instead of head out for a run. However, you always feel better once you decide to exercise. Running, biking, doing push-ups, or curling those biceps releases endorphins in your brain, making you feel happier. This release has the ability to carry on throughout the rest of your day. You'll feel motivated to eat healthier in the spirit of maintaining your fitness, and you'll feel good about the progress you made.

5. Start your day away from your phone.

Your phone adds a surprising amount of stressors to your life. Whether you can see it clearly or not, our phones are little tools that lodge feelings into our minds the minute we scroll through them. Starting your day of laying in bed, having some intimate time just you and your phone, might not be the healthiest way to jump into things. It decreases your motivation to get out of bed, causing more lethargy and procrastination. It also invites texts, social media, emails, and multiple other stressors into our days at a very early time. Use your mornings to keep to yourself, refresh your brain from the day before, and move at your own speed instead of the speed of the world on your phone.

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