As if getting out of bed in the morning wasn't hard enough, we always seem to be bombarded with all sorts of distractions whenever we first wake up, and while some of our morning routines are filled with healthy rituals to help jumpstart our days. Many of us practice habit that are not beneficial after waking up in the morning, which we will looking at in this article.
1) Drinking coffee right away
Like it or not, research shows that drinking a cup of joe first thing in the morning might be doing you any favors. Along with increasing your tolerance to caffeine, research shows that consuming coffee before 10 a.m. can mess with your cortisol levels, leaving you feeling groggier, and more stressed than you would have left if you'd waited.
2) Making your bed immediately
Untidy people rejoice: making your bed, at least right after you wake up, might not be the best course of action. Per BBC News, a group of scientists discovered that leaving your bed unmade to air for a while will help kill off dust mites that thrive in moist environments.
3) Hitting snooze
We already know that hitting the snooze button on your alarm will leave you feeling groggy the rest of the day, but it turns out that fragmented sleep is bad for your health too.
4) Checking social media
Along with being bad for your mental health, mindlessly scrolling through your social media feeds right after you wake up is a surefire way to lose track of time (and your focus) in the morning.
5) Checking your email
Getting out of bed can be tough as it is, so why put yourself through the added stress of checking your emails before you even go to work? Experts say that by checking your emails first thing in the AM, you might be setting a stressful tone for the rest of the day.
6) Forgetting about breakfast.
7) Anything you could have done the night before.
8) Waking up at inconsistent times.
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