Get the Most of Your Mornings
When functioning properly your body’s cortisol production follows a smooth curve, rising in the morning to energize your wake-up, falling over the course of the day, and hitting its lowest between midnight and 4:00 am when you should be sound asleep.
To recover from any stage of adrenal fatique, one of the best things you can do for yourself is invest your attention and energy into having a good morning. Those first crucial waking moments and hours set the tone for your whole day.
How you spend the time immediately after you wake chemically changes your body. Your morning activities determine: what hormones are released or inhibited? How does breakfast impact these chemicals and hormones? How does your morning mindset affect the rest of your day? And, most importantly, how can you use all of this information to minimize stress on your adrenal system and support its repair?
Are you stressed and frazzled, or operating in smooth control? By following some simple practices for having a good morning you’ll set yourself up for an energized, productive and happy day.