What you do in the hour after you get up can help you look and feel your best for the rest of the day.
1. Cue energy with color. Seeing a bright, vibrant hue gets your adrenaline going. Put a red, orange, yellow, or fuchsia throw pillow, blanket or piece of art in the area.
2. Stop snoozing. When you hit snooze, your brain knows it will go off again, so you won’t go into the deeper, more restful stages of slumber. A better strategy: Set your alarm for when you really need to get up. That extra, uninterrupted sleep makes you feel more rested and refreshed.
3. Drink instant energy. Drinking a big glass of water when you get up is a good way to replenish the fluid your body loses overnight, and it provides instant energy.
4. Give yourself a face rub. Massaging your face boosts circulation. Start at your forehead and work down to your chin: lightly flutter tap or drum your fingertips, varying the velocity, intensity and location.
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