How to seriously upgrade your morning routine

-Jan 27, Hannah Hargrave , Living -

For many men a morning regime consists of little more than a quick shower and a shave, but if you knew that with a few simple tweaks you could supercharge your routine and leave the house looking and feeling more energised, focused and refreshed, the likelihood is, you’d want to know how!

It’s easy to get stuck in a sluggish morning regime where you roll out of bed and do the bare minimum just get to work on time, but start your day the right way and the rest of it can pack a serious punch.

Don’t press snooze

If you’re the kind of guy whose best friend is the snooze button, it’s time to wave your buddy goodbye. While you may need an alarm clock to wake up, continually giving yourself just five minutes more sleep can cause all manner of grogginess in the hours which follow.

This yucky feeling is known as sleep inertia and it’s caused by this deep sleep, wake up cycle. By banning the snooze button you’ll actually feel so much more awake during the day.

Related: How sleep cycles differ between men and women

Do press ups

Even if you don’t have time for a morning workout you can get the blood pumping and let your body know it’s time to get up and moving, by cranking out some press ups. See how many you can blast out and imagine you’ll be raring to go, rather than wanting to crawl back into bed, when you’re done. 

Have a cold shower

A cold shower is a chilly but effective technique to kickstart your day. But before you think you have to stand there under the freezing water for the first 10 minutes of your morning, you only need an icy blast to benefit from the chill. In addition to help wake you up a cold shower has been shown to help boost the immune system and clear your brain. Not to mention it’s good for your hair and skin too.

Cleanse

Male grooming is a booming industry but there are still plenty of men out there who think a splash of water constitutes a morning beauty regime. Before you think ruggedly handsome doesn’t need any TLC, think again. 

Lumity’s 4-in-1 Cleanse can give you a fast and effective face wash and exfoliation first thing in the morning. Follow it up when your skin is still damp with Lumity’s Skin Nutrients Facial Oil and your complexion will soon be the talk of the morning commute.

Related: The ultimate male skincare regime to fix a the effects of a hectic lifestyle

Supplements

A little targeted nutritional support goes a long way to improving your overall wellbeing and Lumity’s Morning and Night Male Supplements can provide this. 

With powerhouse ingredients these two-step capsules deliver maximum results for your health and wellness with minimum effort. 

Taken constantly you can get younger skin, boosted energy and vitality, you’ll be less tired, have more focus and reduced oxidative stress too.

Get organised

One of the key things which destroys what could otherwise be a seamless morning routine is lack of organisation. With a clear idea of what you need to get done and when, your morning can run like clockwork and you’ll be set up for the day.

Start by putting out a clean set of ironed clothes the night before, so you don’t have to faff about finding something to wear when you’re in a rush in the AM.

Also write a to-do list. It doesn’t have to be a lengthy plan of everything you want to get done in the day but having a few things to tick off before you leave the house will give you a sense of satisfaction before you’ve even locked the front door. 

If you have kids – which we know can add to the chaos of a morning – consider giving them a tick sheet as well.

If you enjoyed this article and want to know more about Lumity’s new male supplements you can discover everything you need to know about them here and here are some other ways you can supercharge your morning too.

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