Have a stretch
It is something that so many of us neglect to do; but the truth of the matter is that a good old fashioned stretch in the mornings is a great way to feel more awake. Stretching is known to increase your flexibility and get your muscles and joints feeling loose. It also improves circulation and relieves any tension or stiffness that has built up over the night. So embrace those large, exaggerated stretches just like you did when you were a child and see how amazing they can make you feel.
Make time for a shower
Sounds obvious, but some people choose to shower the night before rather than in the morning. Whilst this is a great idea for time saving it might mean you struggle to wake up. Showering is often the first thing we do when we wake up and there are plenty of shower gels on the market that contain ingredients and fragrances that will awaken our senses and get us ready for the day ahead!
Always have breakfast
It is no secret that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It kick-starts your metabolism into action, gives you the fuel that you need to get through the day and also curbs those hunger pangs that often have people reaching for the unhealthy snacks come mid-morning.
So whilst it may mean that you need to get up 15 minutes earlier, you should try to make enough time in your morning for breakfast.
Pop on some tunes
Music is a great way to wake up in the morning. Whether it is turning the radio on whilst you eat your breakfast or perhaps setting up a sing a long playlist whilst you shower; there is something rather uplifting and invigorating about music.
Grab a Matcha to go
Matcha is a great way to get yourself going in the morning, so why not make it a part of your routine? By getting up those 10 minutes earlier you could put together a delicious fruity matcha smoothie ready for you to enjoy on your commute. What better excuse could there be for jumping out of bed?