A good day begins as soon as you wake up. To start the day on the right foot, establish a good morning routine.
Step 1. Go to bed at a reasonable time
Make sure you get at least 8 hours of sleep a night, so you will have energy all day the next day. Don't spend hours on your computer or on the phone. If there's a show that's airing very late and you need to watch, tape it and go to bed! This will make you feel much better and avoid dark circles. Keep your electronic devices away from your bed, so you can sleep more peacefully.
Step 2. Get up at the same time every day
Yes, even on Saturday and Sunday. This will give your body a good rhythm and know when to wake up. Your body needs to adjust to your time to wake up: by getting up at the same time each day, you won't feel tired when you wake up. To do this, you will need to practice getting up early at least two weeks before the start of the school year.
Step 3. Realize that by sleeping too much, you will be tired and want to sleep
Step 4. Use a good alarm clock
An alarm clock is essential to help you wake up at the same time every day and develop healthy habits. Don't choose an alarm clock that makes crazy noise and gives you a headache first thing in the morning. Often the best solution is to use a clock radio. You will be woken up to music from your favorite radio station and can listen to a few tunes before you get out of bed. Nevertheless, a classic alarm clock will be preferable if you catch yourself falling back to sleep, lulled by the music, rather than woken up by it. Place your alarm clock a good distance from your bed so that you have to get up to turn it off and avoid being tempted to press the snooze button.
If you don't have a clock radio, prepare your iPod and speakers. All you have to do is turn on the music while you get ready. But don't turn on the music too loud or you will damage your ears
Step 5. Exercise as soon as you get up
This will help you wake up well. Rub your palms together and place them on your eyes, then on the back of your neck. This will help you activate your center of pressure and have energy throughout the day. Try doing 10 jumping jacks or 20 sit-ups right after getting up. If you need to press the snooze button, don't do it more than twice, and set your alarm to sound a little earlier than usual.
Step 6. Refresh your skin
If you look at yourself in the mirror and see tired, ringed eyes, spray your face with ice water to wake up. It might not be very pleasant, but at least it will be effective. This will also be a good time to wash your face, so you can look your best all day.
Step 7. Take a shower
A good shower will help you wake up and take care of yourself. You will arrive at school in great shape and dolled up. If you don't have time or don't want to shower in the morning, spray your face with cold water to wake you up. To be clean, you could otherwise take a good shower in the evening and freshen up in the morning.
Step 8. Eat a healthy breakfast
Breakfast is the main source of energy and the most important meal of the day. Eating a nutritious breakfast is essential for maintaining a healthy and balanced diet. Research has shown that breakfast prepares the body for the day, both physically and mentally. Eating breakfast as soon as you wake up will help rebalance your blood sugar levels, which control appetite and energy. Skipping breakfast can lead to fatigue, discomfort, not being able to concentrate, and poor academic performance. You'll also be more likely to snack on fatty or sugary foods, like chips or cookies, before lunch. If you can't have breakfast, consider bringing a cereal bar to eat on your way to school. To save time, you could also prepare your breakfast the night before, before going to bed.
Step 9. Brush your teeth
Brushing your teeth helps prevent cavities and bad breath. For a fresh mouth, use a minty toothpaste and a mouthwash. Wash your teeth every morning.
Step 10. Use dental floss
Flossing will help you keep your teeth healthy and strong.
- Always prefer simple and light makeup.
- Drinking a glass of water as soon as you wake up will allow your body to eliminate toxins, and also to rehydrate.
- Prepare all your things before going to bed. Running around to find your belongings is likely to leave something behind.
- Don't have time to eat in the morning? Fill your cupboards with protein bars and eat one on the way to school. Also remember to drink water, or you will have no energy.
- Make sure you eat a healthy breakfast, such as cereal and fruit. Don't settle for coffee and a chocolate donut.
- When you stand up, take a moment to stretch before you exercise.
- Keep mint lozenges on your nightstand. Put one in your mouth as soon as you wake up to get rid of bad breath.
- In the morning, eat for example an orange, two eggs (fried, scrambled, or boiled) and a large glass of water.
- For example, a good healthy breakfast could consist of a slice of bread spread with peanut butter, a banana, and a full glass of water.
- Add about 10 minutes to the time needed to prepare, in case you need a few more minutes.
- Remember to apply deodorant before getting dressed.
- Prepare all your things before going to bed, and get up an hour before your departure, so that you can take your shower and thus feel fresh and refreshed.
- You could also do some yoga stretches and touch your toes when you wake up.
- Don't drink coffee in the morning if it prevents you from concentrating on your work or school afterwards.
- Get up at the same time every day. Regular habits are easier to follow.
- Do not drink caffeinated drinks before bed. Caffeine will stimulate your brain while you sleep, and you may end up having nightmares.