Thursday 28 August 2014

5 ways to perk yourself up | prettylittlewriter

Ever had one of those days where you feel completely exhausted and useless and just want to curl up in bed and stay there?
I'm having one of those days right now. 

However, I have figured out 5 tried and tested ways of waking myself up.

1. Eat breakfast. Whether it be a banana, porridge, toast or cereals, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you skip breakfast, you aren't giving your body enough energy to start the day. My go to is either a banana or cereals, both contain the vitamins you need to start moving.

2. Use something cooling on your eyes. On those days where you feel so tired that your eyes just don't want to be awake, apply a soothing gel such as Simple's Kind to Eyes Revitalising Eye Roll On to help calm the puffiness of your eyes and it will make them feel much more awake. If you don't have a soothing gel, there are a couple of household items you can use instead, such as sliced cucumber or ice cubes.

3. Exercise. Whether you go for a brisk walk outside, go jogging or simply do a few exercise moves at home, it gets your heart pumping blood around your body much faster which in turn wakes your entire body up. 

4. Put make up on. I always find that even if I'm not planning on going out anywhere, if I pop some make up on, even if it's just some concealer and mascara, I feel much better about myself. I find that if I'm not wearing make up and my hair is a mess, then I just feel tired and do not want to do a thing. Applying make up and doing your hair, as any girl would know, makes you feel so much better about yourself. Therefore it will also have an anti-fatigue effect on you.

5. Get some fresh air. If you aren't planning on going anywhere and just want a lazy day in bed, then fair enough. But if you have things you want to be doing, even if it's just housework, get yourself outdoors. If you are inside a stuffy house all day your brain isn't getting the fresh oxygen it needs to function properly, and in turn you feel tired more easily. Even if you just pop outside for 5 minutes in the garden, you are giving your body that little extra help it needs to keep you awake.

Are there any tips you have for perking yourself up? :)

1 comment:

  1. This is a lovely little post, I've alwayyyys had breakfast in the morning, not sure how I'd function without it lol..and its true about the applying makeup thing!!! :) x