If you search online, you’ll probably find a multitude of resources telling you that a good morning routine is important. I'm not here to argue whether you should or should not have a morning routine. However, the way you wake up in the morning can set the tone for the rest of your day. In this post, I want to explain the importance of moving your body in the morning.
The challenge of moving in the morning
The most difficult part of waking up in the morning is getting out of bed. Beds are a comfortable place to be. In the winter, they are warm. We are in a lying position. Why would anyone want to move?
At the same time, our metabolism is at it’s lowest point. We haven’t eaten for hours. It is not easy to set our body in motion after being in a state of rest the night before.
Motion creates energy
The sooner we can get moving, the sooner we can speed up our metabolism and get our energy levels up for the day. When our metabolism is moving faster, we can think better and be more alert and get our day started.
How do we get moving in the morning?
As Newton law says, a body at rest will stay at rest until a force is acted upon it. We need a force to make our bodies start moving in the morning.
When I was a kid my Mom would come into my room and pull the covers off my bed. That was quite an annoying start but it me moving. My guess is most adults don’t have a mom or anyone else to pull off your covers every morning. You’ll have to get creative with how you get yourself moving but I have a few ideas that may help get you started.
1. Drink water before you go to bed. Drinking water before you go to bed means you will have to get up and go when you wake up.
2. Move your alarm clock across the room. Keep your alarm clock out of arms reach so that you will need to get up to turn it off.
3. Give yourself something to do in the morning. Have a time sensitive task that you need to complete in the morning. This will motivate you to get up and get it done in the morning.
No matter what you decide to try to get yourself moving, remember that getting going is the key.