Morning Motivation: 4 Different Morning Routines to Try



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Morning Motivation: 4 Different Morning Routines to Try – Thomas DeLauer

Change the Alarm

Since noise is a stimulus, it can cause people to react negatively to it, like any other stimulus

Stimuli that can not be controlled can cause more stress than stimuli under our control because humans like to be in control of their surroundings

Make Your Bed

In a survey of 68,000 people by Hunch.com, 59% of people don’t make their beds, 27% do, while 12% pay a housekeeper to make it for them.
71% of bed makers consider themselves happy; while 62% of non-bed-makers admit to being unhappy

Bed makers are also more likely to like their jobs, own a home, exercise regularly, and feel well rested, whereas non-bed-makers avoid the gym and wake up tired – bed makers are happier and more successful than their rumple-sheeted peers

Daily bed making becomes a “keystone habit,” something that kick starts a chain of other good decisions throughout the day

Mushroom Coffee w/ Lion’s Mane, Rhodiola Rosea, Chaga

Lion’s Mane

Lion’s mane has the ability to stimulate the synthesis of (NGF) Nerve Growth Factor – NGF is necessary to nerve cell survival in the central and peripheral nervous system.

It is is a neuropeptide that helps maintain neurons, which are the cells responsible for helping your brain process and transmit information

Rhodiola Rosea

Rhodiola contains an active compound called rosavin that has been proven to trigger a fat burning response in your body

Rosavin works by stimulating an enzyme called hormone-sensitive lipase which has the ability to breakdown fat that is stored in adipose tissue

Can also increase your stamina and endurance by increasing your red blood cell count – does so by increasing the oxygen-carrying capacity of our red blood cells, making it particularly effective at increasing energy, vitality and stamina

Chaga

Chaga has an abundance of Beta-D-Glucans which help balance the response of the body’s immune system – normalize cholesterol and blood sugar levels (helps boosts the immune system when necessary, but slows it down when it’s overactive)

Chaga extract also increases the production of immune cells IL-6 and lymphocyte B

Apple Cider Vinegar

Contains acetic acid which suppresses body fat accumulation due to the upregulation of fatty acid oxidation

It upregulates PPARalpha gene expression, which is a gene that regulates fatty acid oxidation, in the liver, where almost all acetate in the portal circulation is metabolized

Is able to reduce glycemic and insulinemic responses to foods, such as a starchy meal, by delaying gastric emptying – decreases the activities of of intestinal glucose transporters and disaccharidases

References

1) The Anxiety of Alarm Clocks | SiOWfa16: Science in Our World: Certainty and Controversy. (2016, October 19). Retrieved from http://sites.psu.edu/siowfa16/2016/10/19/the-anxiety-of-alarm-clocks/

2) Brain Scans Can Help Explain Why Self-Affirmation Works. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.thecut.com/2015/11/why-self-affirmation-works.html

3) Self-affirmation: A Strategy to Reduce Self-control Failure. (2009, March 26). Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dont-delay/200903/self-affirmation-strategy-reduce-self-control-failure

4) Simple Steps to Start Your Day Off Mindfully. (2012, January 12). Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/meditation-modern-life/201201/simple-steps-start-your-day-mindfully

5) Top 12 Amazing Health Benefits of Chaga Mushroom (with Side Effects) – Selfhacked. (2017, October 10). Retrieved from https://selfhacked.com/blog/top-health-benefits-chaga-mushroom/

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