• Daily Behaviors to Get Your Day Started Right

    by Lauren King, PsyD
    on Jun 1st, 2017

Daily Behaviors to Get Your Day Started Right

Lauren King, PsyD


Want to wake up on the right side of the bed? Who doesn’t want to wake up feeling awake, alert, and completely refreshed? Unfortunately, after a poor night of sleep we often wake up feeling miserable. The following are some daily behaviors to adopt to get your morning off to a great start:

 -Have something to look forward to each day.

-Have a daily morning routine. For example, walk the dog, shower, and eat breakfast in the same order each morning.

-Wake earlier to avoid time pressures to get ready in a rushed manner.

-Get physical activity first thing in the morning. This will give you an added boost of energy and start your day off feeling you have accomplished something.

-Open your blinds and let light in your bedroom. This will help suppress your sleep hormone and trigger your awake/alertness hormones.

-Make your bed. This helps you start your day with some level of order and organization.

-Take a couple minutes to meditate or do some deep breathing relaxation.

-Eat breakfast. You will have more energy and better concentration ability if you eat this important meal.

 If you need help with treating your sleep and/or fatigue problems, contact Bluepoint Medical Associates at 703-385-8222 today for a consultation with one of our sleep specialists. We specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). Please visit our website at www.bluepointmed.com.

Author Lauren King, PsyD Licensed Clinical Psychologist, CBT-I Provider

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