Old habits die hard, that’s why we do some things without even thinking about how harmful they are, especially in the morning, when we don’t have time to spare. Do you have a cup of coffee every morning or have cereal with milk for breakfast? These may not be the best ways to start your morning.
We want to talk about eight things that many of us do every morning that are really harmful to us. After reading this article, you will learn how to make your morning and day better than ever.
Bad Morning Habits/Routines
6. Not Starting The Day With A Shower
Every day we are faced with a series of questions (related to work and others) that we are forced to answer all day. According to a Harvard doctor, a morning bath makes it easier to find solutions, as it helps the brain to activate and to be less likely to be distracted by external factors.
A bath allows the brain to generate new and unusual ideas. That is why you should never miss the opportunity to shower when you wake up.
5. Hot Showers
Since hot water has a relaxing effect, taking a hot shower in the morning will make you want to go back to bed. Taking cold baths in the morning has some advantages.
It helps you feel refreshed, stimulates brain activity, and makes the immune system work harder. Coldwater, unlike hot water, doesn’t leave your skin dry, and according to scientists, people who take a cold shower regularly can lose about 9 pounds a year.
4. Checking Your Phone For A Long Time
Social media is the main reason why so many people access their phones early in the morning. The way we spend the day depends on how we spend the morning.
That being said, stop wasting your time reviewing other people’s lives, reading their comments and opinions, and instead of spending that time with yourself!
The same goes for checking your company’s email inbox, as this can prolong your workday. Better play your favorite music, spend time with people you love, or make a tasty and healthy breakfast.
3. Wasting Time On Your Outfit
Have you ever spent hours in the morning wondering, “What should I wear?” There is enough chaos in the morning that you don’t have time; therefore, do not make things worse by looking for clothes.
To simplify your choice, narrow down the variety of clothes you have in your wardrobe. Steve Jobs wore the legendary jeans and black shirt, not because he was saving, but because he knew his time was precious.
Make a special area in your closet where you only put the clothes you wear. If you have a dress code that makes you wear a black jacket and a white shirt, keep only white jackets and shirts in that area.
Check your wardrobe regularly and dispose of things you no longer use. Keep any clothes that are off-season in a different place as well.
2. Eat Cereal
A regular serving of cereal (50 grams) contains about 4 tablespoons. of sugar. Too much sugar in the morning causes an insulin infusion in the blood, and when the effect wears off, you get tired and become lethargic.
Milk, yogurt, and fresh fruit, when added to cereals, are also unhealthy to eat in the morning, so it’s best to stay away from them. A famous nutritionist, Chelsey Amer, recently said that eating a slice of pizza in the morning is healthier than a bowl of cereal.
Pizza contains protein, fat, and carbohydrates, making it a balanced breakfast. However, it is important to remember not to eat more than one slice. In addition to pizza, you can eat scrambled eggs, cottage cheese, or meat that does not contain much fat.
1. Drink Black Coffee
Black coffee right after waking up increases cortisol levels, which leads to anxiety. And if you drink coffee when you are hungry, you may have gastritis.
Research shows that the best time to have your first cup of coffee is three to four hours after waking up. However, if you can’t resist drinking coffee in the morning, add a little milk or cream. This way you will decrease the harsh effects of the drink on the stomach.
We know that it is extremely difficult to give up your bad habits at once. So it is better to give them up one at a time. We decided to start quitting checking our phones early in the morning. How about you?