The best time of day is in the morning. I have my habits, which are important to me. I don't know about you, but the morning is sacred. Habits that will influence your day.
These are mine...
-Wake up at the right time.
One thing that's important to me is a good sleep. My eight hours of sleep are important. Both to recover from my workouts and to have energy during the day. If you have to wake up early to go to work, then go to sleep early, but getting a deep sleep is important. There are watches to analyze your sleep, such as the Garmin connected watch.
If like me you don't have hours to wake up but you want to have energy during the day and wake up at the right time, there is a "Sleep circle" app that will wake you up at the best time. To wake you up gently, you must indicate the time you want to wake up, for example 7:15 am, and the app will determine a 30 min slot in which you can wake up, for example between 7:00 am and 7:30 am.
Sleep Cycle will find the optimal time to wake you up with an alarm. In the logic of things, when we wake up in this phase, we do not feel tired and are ready for the day!
Genius right?! ✌️
-drink one liter of water.
Water is the basis of our body since water composes 70% of it. What is more vital than water? Every morning when I wake up, I drink a litre of water. Why do i drink a litre of water every morning? Here are the reasons....
While sleeping, think of your body as being in a state of fasting where it is repairing itself. An empty stomach allows for more energy to be allocated to the healing and reparation process your body is going through while sleeping. Drinking water on an empty stomach in the morning purifies the colon and allows for better absorption of nutrients in your system.
Drinking water in the morning can boost your metabolism by up to 24%. Because water transports the carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, and minerals you need to the rest of the body daily. Water helps flush out toxins from your digestive system, helping you absorb more nutrients and in turn, makes you feel fuller faster and longer. This helps minimize hunger pangs and cravings.
Sleeping is a form of fasting since you don’t consume food or water for six to eight hours. This means your body needs hydration when you wake up. Replenishing fluids in your body should be of utmost importance in the morning. Hydration also keeps the skin’s elasticity, avoiding wrinkles, uneven patches, and deep pores.
Those of you who are following me right now know how important my diet is to me.That I've been practicing intermittent youth for more than a few months. I finish eating my last meal in the evening and skip the breakfast to eat my first meal at lunch time. It's full of benefits! Eating sugar-filled cereals in the morning when you wake up is probably the worst thing to do. I invite you to have a look at my blog post about the intermittent fasting "7habitstostayinshapeduringthelockdown".
It's probably my favorite habit. I usually have two coffees in a row, I think I'm caffeine addict. Did you know that caffeine helps boost your metabolism? Your body will increase your body temperature, you'll sweat more and you'll burn more fat.
And then that little boost of euphoria, I can't get enough of it.☕️
Since that lockdown I've been jogging for 20-30 minutes every morning on an empty stomach and it's a really good way to wake up. After the water, the coffee, I only need 30 minutes running quietly to feel this feeling of well-being. The best thing you can do to get into work, do a bit of sport. In fact there is a chemical reaction in your brain and all the hormones are going to be released. You will see, it will wake you up, you will be more focused, you will feel motivated. That's really something I recommend.
A cold shower outside has become a habit in the morning. Not my favorite but when you see the beneficial effects that cal brings you, I think it's worth trying it for a little while. The well-being effect is felt directly afterwards, so to cumulate the effects, it's the last thing to do after coffee and sport. Believe me to cumulate all three, the well-being effect will be felt. The beneficial effects of taking a cold shower are: Reduced stress levels, higher level of alertness, more robust immune response & increase your metabolism. (more fat burned in long term)
I will write a blog post about taking a cold shower and the benefits more in details soon.
Let's try my plan guys, let me know how you feel!