Self-care is sometimes difficult for those who spend most of their time caring for others, but it is a good habit to cultivate for many reasons. Moreover, there’s no better way to start your day off right than to include self-care in your morning regimen.
Leaving the comfort of your bed after a good night’s sleep to go to work or school isn’t always easy. But, there are self-care habits you can develop to get your days off to a great start and here are three excellent suggestions.
Start Your Day Right with Self-Care
Seek a Healthy Alternative to Coffee
Drinking coffee provides some benefits, including the potential to improve your energy levels. However, the caffeine in coffee can cause you to become dependent on it. If you stop consuming coffee and switch to a non-caffeinated morning beverage you will be less anxious and your days will go smoother.
For example, consuming lemon juice with warm water helps improve your digestive health, protect your immune system, and reduces joint pain. This calorie-free, caffeine-free alternative to coffee can be easily made at home. Unnecessary stress will be taken away from your morning routine by avoiding long lines at Starbucks. You’ll also avoid the excess sugar present in coffee, which has the potential to negatively affect your mood later in the day.
Feel free to adapt your new morning drink to your taste preferences. Smoothies, protein shakes, and whole juices are other caffeine-free choices that are made tasty with natural sources of sugar. These refreshing drink alternatives will make you more alert and provide you with nutrients to prepare you for your day.
The Right Alarm Clock for You
While we all have our biological clocks, we can’t rely on them to wake us when the world needs us up. Sometimes, life requires you to be up at ungodly hours. Oversleeping or sleeping through an event altogether can have dire consequences on your work and social life. Invest in the best alarm clock that gets you up and keeps you up. But keep in mind that this will vary from person to person.
If you are a heavy sleeper, you may consider an alarm clock that both vibrates and makes loud noises to wake you. Choosing an alarm clock that has AM/FM radio built in is ideal for those who need to hear a person’s voice in order to rise from their slumber. If you are a light sleeper, purchase an alarm clock that projects soft music and sunrise stimulations in order to experience a peaceful wake-up experience.
Starting your day right begins with waking up. Make sure you always wake up on time and never miss an important obligation with an alarm clock that works best for you.
Refreshing Morning Face Wash
Washing your face can sometimes seem like a chore. However, it is an essential task that should be incorporated into your morning routine. You see, excess oil and dirt build up on your face overnight. These impurities often lead to clogged pores and development of acne however, a high-quality face wash kills bacteria and cleanses your skin.
The use of a face wash you trust will enhance the quality of your morning. First, the actual act of washing your face leaves you feeling clean and refreshed. Secondly, any makeup leftover from the night before will be washed off and your confidence will soar.
There are a number of facial cleansers available on the market, from gel, foam, and cream cleansers. Research what face wash you should invest in based on your skin type to maximize the benefits your skin receives.
I hope you find that one or more of these suggestions helps you start your day right. Then, go ahead and incorporate more ways for an overall lovely morning experience. I wish you mornings full of self-care so that you wake up to create each new day with a positive aura to last you throughout the day.