Dec 28, 2017 Healthy Living

Apparently, There's a Psychological Formula for Becoming a Morning Person

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If you crawl out of bed every morning bleary eyed—and needing a latte the size of your head—you're not alone. But here's the good news for morning yawners: According to Inc., there's now a science-backed solution for those of us who struggle in the A.M. Behavioral psychologist Jo Hemmings shared a seven-step formula with the Daily Mail that she says will turn anyone into a morning person. The best bit? It's super easy. Read on for some of her hacks.

As it turns out, waking up on the wrong side of the bed is actually a thing. Apparently those who slumber on the left are likely to be 10% more cheerful; right-side sleepers tend to be more pessimistic. (If you have a partner who sleeps on the right, that might explain why they're such a grump before 9 a.m.)

This isn't the most appealing thought (especially in winter), but a freezing shower could give you just the energy boost—and brainpower—you need. Not only that, it's also likely to give your metabolism a kick. If you can't face a total chill, try an ice-cold blast for a few seconds at the end of your shower.

Yellow is the colour of happiness and a guaranteed mood booster—it's been used for centuries to cheer people up. It's even said to help ease seasonal affective disorder, a type of depression that reoccurs each year during fall and winter due to lack of sun. Try wearing some sunshine-yellow pyjamas to bed, or throw on a bright yellow shirt for the office; it'll give you just the zing you need.

Head over to Inc. for the rest of the formula, then see coffee-free tips to help you stay awake at work.

 

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