Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Get up happy!!

I just love this sign I found in Jennifer McGuire's scraproom. Just makes me giggle.
I am totally one of those people who needs the sun to wake me up and get me in a good mood, otherwise I have such a problem waking up. I hate how dark it is in Fall and Winter, come 8am I still would like to be in bed sleeping.
So I was reading AOL articles yesterday and came upon this one, Wake up Call by Michelle Bender it really had some great ideas to perk you up in the morning. Here is a summary of it.

-Wake up looking bright colors, like a pillow, piece of art or blanket in red, orange, yellow or fuchsia. I guess it gets your adrenaline going.

-Wake up looking at a bouquet of flowers. Some study said it gave woman a mood boost all day. (works for me I love flowers, have to buy them for myself though)

-Don't hit the snooze button.

-Another energizing thing they say to do is close your eyes and picture a great day ahead.

-Now this one is my favorite and I did it today and i think it really helps. Drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up. It replenishes the water you lots over night in your body.

-Give yourself a face rub, massaging your face increases circulation.

-Let the sunshine in, that could be hard here in WA in Fall and Winter.

-And a good one have a romp in the Hay. Yup sex!! Physical activity gets rid of grogginess.

So there you go I hope this article helps you as much as it did me. Day 1 off to a good start.
OH and yesterday I exercised for the first time, yup 20 days after I wanted to start, but I guess it is a start.


Carrie said...

Thanks for the tip! I could send you a pic of the sun everyday if that would help!

Hey the lot to us is empty. Wanna be our new neighbors?♦

Beth said...

I couldn't do the water thing. It makes me sick to my stomach if I try to drink it before lunchtime.

Kimi said...

I don't really have the 'no sun' problem but I know what you mean. It does make the day easier. Thanks for the tips.
I've been working out too. I'm thinking of trying yoga with a friend.

Jinglbells said...

yeah you!! (picture me saying that in my best London Tipton voice) Soon as I get home I will continue the excercise I started here in OR.

Rebecca said...

I'm odd because I love a gray sky! Sometimes it makes me want to lay on the couch with a blanket and good movie but most days it's a great excuse to stay in and clean! Good tips though, can help for a mood improvement anytime!