Morning- the enemy of the majority of the planet. But, I’ve found a few ways to make my mornings a lil smoother.
Bedtime: probably the easiest. I’ve found what makes me feel the most rested is going to sleep at a (mostly) consistent time. An easy way to make sure you do this, at least for iPhone users, is the new Bedtime feature (found in the Clock app) that pretty much reminds you when to sleep. You tell the app how much sleep you need, and it calculates what time you should sleep and reminds you. It’s pretty handy if you’re like me and are always telling yourself “just five more minutes”.
Water!: another really easy one! Water not only helps you stay hydrated, but it can help wake you up too! I recommend putting a glass/bottle of water in the fridge either before you go to bed or when you wake up, so it gets nice and cold and helps wake you up. If you like essential oils, add a drop of lemon. It helps clear all the gunk out of your throat (sorry for people that are easily grossed out!) without being sour.
Other Essential Oils*: Peppermint essential oil is a great way to wake up in the morning. It’s just refreshing. Stress Away™ is great for, like it says on label, reducing stress. It’s a morning essential for me.
Wash your face!: Although you should probably be doing this anyways, washing your face is a great way to wake up in the morning, especially if you have something citrus-scented.
*I only recommend Young Living essential oils. With YL products, you can guarantee that what you are using is 100% therapeutic grade, plus, you can trust that there is no alcohol or chemicals in their products.
-Flower Girl, Emily