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Feel Very sluggish in the morning? Here are 5 ways to beat the slump in the mornings that involve caffeine

Is this you in the mornings?

While we’re all partial to a nice cup of coffee the wake us up in the mornings, there are far more healthy ways to wake up and begin your day.

Do a quick bit of yoga:

You don’t have to exert yourself too much, just 15- 20 minutes of light stretching first thing in the morning will help to wake your body up and get your brain working. Exercise helps blood flow, and yoga is perfect for both your body and mind.

Get fresh air:

If you take the car to work, try parking further away from your job, or if you take the bus get off a stop earlier so that you can get more fresh air. The fresh air and the extra bit of walking will get your heart rate going, helping you to wake up.

Take a cold shower:


This might sound mad, especially during the winter in Ireland, but a cold shower will wake-up very quickly. The change in temperature can actually relieve stress and make you feel more alert, according to The Huffington post.

Try waking up at the same time every day.

This can be really tough, especially for people who have to get up very early Monday to Friday. However, if possible, try to get up at the same time on your days off, or at least close enough. If you usually get up at 7am, try getting up before 9am on weekends. While you need your rest, switching up your sleeping pattern makes it more difficult for you to get to sleep at night, meaning come Sunday, you won’t be able to sleep as early, and will miss out on essential shut eye.

Get sunlight.

Or if you’re in Ireland, turn on the light. Opening the curtains, or turning on the light in the Winter, will help to wake your body up quickly.¬†Light reacts with your brain to make you more stimulated and aware, so by opening those blinds you can set yourself up for a more productive morning.

If these fail, why not try some natural herbal tea.


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