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Why is it so important how you start your day?

How you start your day might actually relate to how you end your day.

Here’s what Terrence The Teacher has to say on how your morning routine might be effect your Zzzzzs .

“My theory is to have a goodnights rest it actually start when you wake up. When we wake up in the morning, we have raised cortisol levels and the reason for that is to get us up and to get us moving.

If you wake up with that raised cortisol (which is a stress hormone) and you go onto your phone or you get into your day with the mindset of ‘oh my god I’ve got so much to do’…I’ve gotta get to work, feed the kids, feed the husband or myself or whatever it is, you’re just raising it higher and higher. Then you go into your day and it gets even more high because you add more stress,  more cortisol and more adrenaline. Then by the end of the day you suddenly try to go sleep and then wonder why you can’t sleep with raised cortisol and adrenaline.

Start your day slowly with a meditation, a cup of tea and a nice shower. Stay away from electronic devices and decide how you’re going into your day. Make a slow breakfast, stay away from the news early in the morning just bring your cortisol levels down. This will help balance them out and creates a much better start to your day.

When you go into your day it is easier to reset those stress levels. And when you get to the evening you’ll be more calm and ready for sleep.”

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