When I got up this morning, something felt wrong; something was out of place. I tried to smile, standing in front of my mirror. But, instead of looking fresh and healthy, I looked dull and tired. I felt as if I don’t have sufficient energy to get along with the day. I knew this was such a day, where all I wanted was to lie down on my bed, doing nothing. And, my impulse told me to take a break from work, and relax…
Wait! Before you call your boss to call in sick, pause and think for a second. You are almost going to turn a healthy, productive day into a lazy, dry day.
You can get rid of this laziness pretty easily. To keep your body alert and warmed up, it’s important that you give sufficient supply of healthy foods and fluids to your body along with proper and timely exercise.
- Start your day with Yoga
Studies have proved that morning Yoga help to keep your body energized throughout the day. So, start your day by being conscious of your breathing and state of spirit.
While meditating, breathe slowly and let your emotions guide you for a while. Remember, morning yoga is also about taking slow but deeper breathes so that your lungs are happy and stress-free first thing in the morning. Practising yoga in the morning also helps you with increased blood flow and keeps your metabolism up.
- A hot cup of green tea
There is nothing better to get you energized like a hot-poured, perfectly blended cup of green tea in the morning. It is not only a healthier alternative to coffee or even milk tea, drinking green tea in the morning will help you to shed some extra pounds. The antioxidant properties of green tea will make your skin look radiant.
- Focus on Nutritious Diet
Laziness may also point towards your body’s reduced energy level. To overcome this it is important that you provide your body with a fixed amount of sufficient nutrients, every day, like carbohydrates, fats and proteins, through which the body derives its energy.
- Drink water
Dehydration, mild or not, is enough to get you all dreary and dull. This can even lead to sleeplessness and fatigue. So, grab a glass of water or two, every time you feel thirsty.
- Add some Green to your life
A houseplant can help you filter the pollutants like volatile organic compounds and ozone. The plants are even capable of eliminating those harmful chemicals out of your room that can have both long-term and short-term effects, like energy-draining allergies and headaches.
We all want to wake up with a big smile every day. In this modern world of deadlines and traffic, having a happy heart takes effort. Practising yoga during the morning is said to help you relax your tensions and will leave you with a positive effect on the rest of your day. There is no better cure for your dullness other than a good laugh or a hearty smile.
Do you feel too depressed getting out of bed? Have a cup of green tea. Theanine (amino acid) present in the tea leaves relaxes your nerves and helps you to stay happy.
- Take a cold shower
Researches have shown that a three minute long, cold shower will help to counteract even chronic fatigue. A cold shower in the morning will get you all fresh and ready for the long day ahead.
As Benjamin Disraeli said, ‘Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.’
Even though feeling lazy is natural and common, if not taken seriously, it has the potential to completely consume us. So, instead of allowing laziness to drain you, make your mind up to fight it.