Friday, July 5, 2013

Rise and Shine: Tips For Waking Up Refreshed

Mornings are hard (especially after a booze-filled holiday). Being pulled away from the land of dreams only to wak to the reality of a busy bustling city is just cruel in our minds. But alas, there are ways you can rise and shine
Believe us, there is nothing we love more than sleeping in and ignoring our alarms, but sometimes it's absolutely necessary to wake up for a busy work-filled day. So instead of relying on that quad-shot latte from Starbucks to wake you up, take a peek at our tips for waking up and having an all together beautiful morning:

1. Create a morning routine.
If you start getting into certain habits and doing them every morning, it will be hard to stop. Write out a morning routine and make sure the first thing you do is something you love doing. Go ahead and hit snooze once but make sure you leave yourself enough time to enjoy the morning. Then, do something of your choice maybe even in bed still. Browse your favorite sites for a minute, watch a very short episode of a TV show, or read a book. Maybe look at a few blogs and get inspiration for your outfit that day. This will get you excited to get dressed. After you have done something relaxing that you enjoy you may feel a bit more ready to face the day and start the rest of your routine.

2. Good things to include in your routine:

  • YOGA
There is nothing like a few good yoga stretches to get your body moving in the morning. Pull out your mat (or even a towel), go outside or near a window, and stretch to your hearts content. We suggest starting out with a series of sun salutations, going through vinyasa a few times and doing some hip openers and back stretches.
For some beginner tips visit MindBodyGreen.

It's worth it. We promise. Obviously your eight hours can't always be squeezed in but if you start trying to get at least six to eight hours every night you will feel a million times better. To do this don't drink caffeine past the afternoon and exercise early in the day rather than later because it wakes your body up.

Nothing is better than breakfast and it's awesome when you have enough time to eat something you like and look forward to eating. A juice is a great idea. If you have a juicer you can get really into trying new delicious recipes and it's the perfect thing to put in your body to start the day. Or, you can eat something tasty that you really enjoy.

Make that morning shower super enjoyable with invigorating face washes and products like Perricone MD Citrus Facial WashFresh Brown Sugar Body Polish and Clean and Clear Morning Burst Body Wash.

Ok, so we understand there is nothing like your morning coffee, but maybe opt for green tea or  a refreshing juice once in a while. 
Stela 9 Pacaya Crossbody
Happy morning!

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