Dealing with morning anxiety is never easy, even if you take some medication. I have to cope with my morning anxiety occasionally, but I’m not a fan of medication so I decided to do a research and found out a few ways to relieve my morning anxiety naturally. If you are anything like me, then I may help you. I’m strongly believe that the body heals itself, you simply need to give it a chance to do so. Follow these tips for reducing your morning anxiety and you will be able to wake up and say ‘What a beautiful morning today’ each morning.
1. Get up earlier
Sleeping in can make you more anxious, so try to get up earlier in the morning. Studies show that people who have a habit of sleeping more than 9 hours a night tend to suffer from anxiety, depression, obesity and many other health issues. However, lack of sleep can lead to many health issues as well, so make sure you sleep 7-8 hours each night. Develop a habit of going to bed earlier and getting up earlier in order to have time to have a breakfast and exercise in the morning. Plus, it’s good for your skin. People who go to bed earlier tend to have a clearer skin.
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Yes, yes, I know you are afraid of the word ‘exercise’ early in the morning, but did you know that it’s one of the most effective ways to relieve your morning anxiety, boost your mood and energy and improve your overall health? I’m not going to urge you to run or walk in the park early in the morning (especially now when it’s so cold outside!) But I suggest that you do a few simple exercises such as jumping rope, sit-ups or yoga. Give it a try once you wake up, you will be surprised how wonderful the morning is!
3. Have a healthy breakfast
I hope you know that you should never skip your breakfast, but you should also pay attention to your morning eating plan. It’s wise to opt for oatmeal, eggs, omelets, fruit smoothies or pancakes, but you should also incorporate more greens into your breakfast. Whether it’s a green smoothie, a green salad or some raw greens, eat it every morning to reduce your anxiety. Greens are fortified with chlorophyll and magnesium, which helps ease tension, relieve anxiety, improve your focus and boost your energy levels.
4. Reduce your caffeine intake
In order to eliminate morning anxiety from your life, reduce your caffeine intake. If you can’t imagine your morning without that joe, it can be hard to do it, but so rewarding. High caffeine intake increases your blood pressure and stress levels, not to mention it worsens your morning anxiety. Instead of coffee, you can enjoy some smoothies (I recommend a green smoothie) or a cup of green tea. Although green tea contains some caffeine, it’s much healthier than coffee.
5. Reduce your sugar intake
When you are dealing with morning anxiety, it’s crucial to keep your blood sugar under control. The thing is, when your blood sugar is too high or too low, it makes you feel tired, sluggish and sleepy. Sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline, which can lead to anxiety, hyperactivity, and difficulty learning and concentrating. Limit your sugar intake or quit sugar once and for all. You will improve your overall health and your mornings will be bright and happy.
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6. Drink up!
If you don’t want to drink a smoothie or green tea in the morning, opt for plain water or lemon water. Dehydration is often the result of many diseases. It’s recommended to drink at least eight glasses of water a day, and the first glass should be drunk early in the morning. I recommend you to try lemon water. Not only will lemon water relieve your anxiety, but it will also speed up your metabolism, helping digest your breakfast better, boost your energy levels, improve your skin health and many more.
Don’t let anxiety ruin your morning and day. Find the best way to combat anxiety as soon as possible in order to live a healthier, happier life. Remember about the power of positive thinking and gratitude. Stay positive and gratitude each day. Every morning be thankful for waking up and being alive. If you suffer from morning anxiety on a regular basis and nothing helps, it’s time to see your doctor. Have you ever tried to cope with morning anxiety without turning to medication? Please share your own experience and tips.