Have you imagined yourself starting the day without a mug of coffee? For sure, you immediately reach a cup of coffee as soon as you wake up (which isn’t that bad) and then have a second or third cup in the mid-afternoon (this may be over your daily dose) in order to stay physically and mentally awake throughout the day.
According to research, too much caffeine intake can be harmful to our health. It may cause rapid heartbeat, headaches, anxiety, insomnia, and even sleep disturbance.
Luckily, there are other ways to break or reduce your habit of drinking cups of coffee. Considering the side effects, you really need to try some other healthy alternatives to caffeine. Try these tips below.
Eat A Nutritious Breakfast
You need to understand that breakfast is an important meal of the day. Try adding the meal to your daily routine. Opt for a well-balanced breakfast which includes healthy fats, complex carbs, and protein. Eating these foods will provide you the energy you need so that you will have the strength and endurance for physical activities, improve your concentration at work, lower your cholesterol levels, and will make you feel full until lunch.
You can get fatigued when you are dehydrated. Your body’s blood volume is affected when you don’t drink enough amounts of water. Dehydration causes a reduction in blood flow and nutrients to the brain. Drink plenty of water. Eat foods that are high in water content like cucumbers, watermelon, and celery.
Maintain A Consistent Sleep Schedule
Having a consistent sleep schedule and wake up time will result in a more well-rested body in the morning thus making yourself less groggy and less tempted to reach for a cuppa. Adopting good sleeping habit is needed even on weekends as it is necessary to a relaxing bedtime ritual.
Falling asleep and waking up at different times every day will confuse your body’s internal clock, thereby leaving you with a disrupted sleeping pattern.
Head Outdoors To Get Some Fresh Air
Spend at least 30 minutes a day outside in the natural sunlight. Stroll outdoors and take in fresh air for you to be able to increase your body’s oxygen levels, thereby waking up your brain and body. Exposure to daylight may help you improve alertness and mental awareness.
However, if you can’t go for a walk in the morning, simply leave your window open in the evening to allow the air to enter thereby leaving coolness to your room in the morning.
Start A Conversation To Wake Up Your Mind
Involve yourself in a conversation for you to be able to keep your mind moving. You may talk to a colleague about a particular topic like politics, religion, or business idea.