Improve your life the lazy way!
1. Set your alarm a half hour earlier.
How many mornings have you rushed through your morning routine in a crazy whirl? Waking up an extra half hour may sound like a terrible idea, but it’ll give you a little extra breathing room in the morning to to slow down and actually get your day started on the right foot.
2. Try drinking two glasses of water when you wake up.
Your body’s pretty dehydrated after sleeping for seven or eight hours straight. Which is why drinking a couple of glasses right when you wake up is a great way to get moving in the morning.
3. Exercise before you eat breakfast
If you’re looking to have the most impact from your workouts, then try exercising first thing in the morning. A 2010 study found that working out in the morning when the body is still in its pre-breakfast fasting state will help you burn the most calories and fat.
4. Make your bed.
This is a total game-changer. Making your bed in the morning is a tiny thing you can do to get your day started on the right foot. It’ll give you a small sense of pride and accomplishment to help you get moving forward. Plus, there’s nothing better than coming home to crisply folded sheets and fluffy pillows. NOTHING.
5. Splash around in a cold shower.
It might sound a bit masochistic, but cold showers are actually a great way to improve your circulation and energy, and strengthen your immune system.
6. Smile more.
Smiling has a “fake it ‘til you make it” effect on our emotions. When you smile, the brain actually increases the levels of cortisol, adrenaline, and dopamine to your nerve centers, which produces a calming, relaxing effect. It’s a free mood enhancer!
7. Attempt to brush your teeth with your non-dominant hand.
If you’re left-handed, use your right hand, or vice versa. It’ll give your brain a small dose of exercise by challenging your brain to do something new. It may initially confuse your brain, but over time, you’ll build up additional neurological strength and awareness that’ll make your brain stronger overall.
8. Keep your wallet out of your back pocket.
Keeping your wallet in your back pocket can potentially cause wallet sciatica or sciatic neuropathy, which can lead to pain and numbness in the lower legs and back. OW.
9. Carry a water bottle with you.
Most of us are majorly dehydrated and we don’t even know it. Carrying a water bottle helps quench your thirst and helps stave off hunger. Often when you think you’re hungry you’re actually just thirsty. So before you grab a sandwich, try drinking a glass or two of water first.
BY HARSHVARDHAN SINGH.