Tired of sleep? Impossible, right? Sleep has to be one of the greatest things in the world, something we truly cannot live without. But what if we told you that instead of sleeping in you could spend those early morning hours on activities that can lead to a more fulfilling, happy lifestyle?
How you spend the first few hours of your day sets the tone for the rest of your day. It is also during this window of time that people tend to feel the most focused and productive. If you desire to take advantage of this concentrated mental power, then take a look at some of our favorite rituals to do instead of sleeping.
Many would probably attest that meditation is the next best thing to sleeping. It is a time that you consciously dedicate to quieting your thoughts and concentrating on calmness, an exercise that may be helpful for a variety of conditions like insomnia, depression and high blood pressure. Meditation is also known to help with weight management. To perform this mind-body practice, find a location with as little distractions as possible, focus your attention on one singular thing (like your breathing) and keep an open mind throughout the process.
Prepare a Healthy Breakfast
One of the best things you can do for yourself is to prepare a healthy breakfast. This step is often overlooked when mornings are particularly stressful, yet it truly makes a difference in your day when you take the time to fuel yourself with nutritious foods. Healthy breakfast foods like overnight oats and chia pudding can be made the night before so there’s no time wasted in the morning.
Taking the time to read something you are interested in early in the morning will stimulate your mind and can revitalize your day. Beginning your day with reading material that has to do with your goals will get your mind ready to take on whatever obstacles that may lie on the road ahead.
Go to the Gym
Working out in the mornings can provide a host of benefits like improved self-esteem, lower blood pressure and an increase in well-being. It is the perfect stress relieving activity that will help prepare you to take on anything the day throws your way. That’s why we love to spend our mornings at Youfit. At Youfit, you can take advantage of a calming Yoga YouGX class or enjoy our machines that have virtually no wait time, so you can get in, work out, and get on with your day.