9 Morning Habits for a High-Energy Day
Updated: Apr 6
How’s your energy level today?
Did you know that studies show most adults feel tired at least three days a week, and some of us even feel tired every day?
I’ve got a totally achievable list of ways you can set yourself up for a high-energy day.
And the best part is that none of these suggestions will take you a long time … and they actually WORK!
9 Easy Morning Habits to Boost Your Energy:
1. Don’t hit the snooze button.
Dozing for a few extra minutes can make you feel more tired and less focused during the day because it short-circuits your ability to get a full sleep cycle.
2. Drink a big glass of water.
Being even a little bit dehydrated can make you feel tired. After going an entire night without water, your body needs it! Another study showed that drinking 16.9 oz of water 30 minutes before eating helps boost weight loss by 40%. And while you’re at it …
3. Splash your face with cold water … or take a cold shower.
This will really wake you up! Cold water is invigorating and it can trigger your body to send out endorphins, which are feel-good hormones.
4. Stretch it out.
Did you know that your skeletal muscles are actually paralyzed when you are in REM sleep? This is just one reason why stretching when you wake up feels so good – plus, it can stimulate your body to release more of those endorphins.
5. Eat a healthy, low-sugar breakfast.
Research shows that skipping breakfast can affect your performance later in the day. Skip the donuts/muffins/bagel and instead go for lean proteins (eggs or tofu), veggies and/or fruits, whole grains, and healthy fats (avocado).
6. Get some sunshine.
Sunlight is energizing. And helps your body create energy-promoting and anti-inflammatory vitamin D. Plus, it helps regulate your hormones to improve your sleep at night.
7. Do something fun or upbeat.
Listen to your favorite music or motivating podcast, work out, do a morning meditation – whatever appeals to you!
8. Drink a cup of coffee or green tea (but not more).
Overdoing it in the morning can make you feel drained later in the day! Don’t forget an actual serving of coffee is just 6 ounces.
9. Wake up after 7-8 hours of restorative sleep.
This email would be too long if I listed all the reasons why getting a good night of sleep is vital to your health (and energy!).
The small, consistent actions you take every day add up to big results.
It’s why I focus on creating small healthy habits with my clients … because it’s the CONSISTENCY that matters the most!
If you’re like most people and have noticed your energy levels dragging throughout the day … let’s jump on a quick call to see if my online coaching would be a good fit. Just hit reply and say “energy” and I’ll follow up.