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How To Wake Up Feeling Energized and Motivated – And Not Feel Like Going Right Back To Bed

September 10, 2018

Wouldn’t it be great to wake up each morning feeling energized and ready for the day?  Everyone has their own morning and evening routines and by making some changes to these routines, you can wake up each day alert and motivated.

Once you have a routine, modify it to fit your lifestyle.  Make sure it works for you otherwise it will not be of much help.  You may need to add or remove certain activities to make it a healthy one for you.

There are certain things you can do to wake up feeling rejuvenated and motivated and you can add these to your existing routine.  Again, you know which of these would work best for you.

Here are ways to wake up feeling energized and motivated:

Eat Early and Eat Healthy

Getting proper and sufficient nutrients is very important.  Eat a healthy meal before going to bed.  This will be easier to digest and supply your body with energy throughout the night. Avoid food that are highly processed, sugary foods like cakes, cookies, brownies. Instead, eat fruits that are loaded with nutrients that your body needs.

Avoid going to bed, straight after eating.  Going to bed with your food digested, will help you sleep better.   Overeating before bedtime can also lead to improper sleep patterns.  Eat at least 1 to 2 hours before going to bed. 


Get yourself relaxed before bedtime

You already know, going to bed stressed is not healthy. Stress impacts your sleep quality.  You’ll wakeup feeling more tired.  Experts suggest engaging in relaxing activities like Yoga, meditation or deep breathing exercises before going to bed.  These activities help release the stress, relaxes your body and mind, which helps you get a good night sleep.


Go to bed at the same time

Following a regular sleep pattern and being disciplined about your sleep schedule will help you a lot.  People who wake up energized and ready for the day, are those who go to bed at the same time each night.


Get enough sleep

“Sleep is the best meditation.” – Dalai Lama

Experts suggest that adults should at least get seven to nine hours of sleep a night.  Sleep helps keep your mind and body healthy.  While you’re sleeping your body releases lots of tension and stress. 

By getting enough sleep, you’ll wake up more focused and get creative, have a healthy weight, and lower stress.


Plan your day ahead

It’s a great help when you go to bed with plans for the next day.  That way you’ll know what you need to do and will be ready to take on the day with much more energy and enthusiasm.

You’ll wake up with more focused mind.


Start hydrating early

Water is the best ingredient for your body.  Drinking at least 2 to 3 glasses of warm water first thing in the morning helps flush out toxins. 

Drinking warm water improves metabolism, helps relax your body muscles, improves blood circulation, which helps you stay more active throughout the day.


Avoid Stressful Activities Before Bedtime

Activities like listening to loud music, watching stimulating TV programs or movies, having an argument, can leave you feeling restless in bed.

Indulge yourself in replacing activities before bedtime like listening to soft or soothing music, watching comedy shows or movies, reading soothing books.  These activities will help you sleep well.



Waking up feeling energized and motivated is achievable.  All it takes is making few lifestyle changes, like going to bed early and around the same time each night, eating early and eating healthy, planning your day, getting your mind and body relaxed before bedtime – these are simple things yet quite effective and beneficial.

What are you doing to help you wake up feeling energized and motivated and not feel like going right back to bed?

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