Drinking coffee to making phone calls: 5 things you should NOT do first thing in the morning

First Published Dec 27, 2020, 4:05 PM IST

A productive and peaceful morning will help you have a wonderful day. It's better to avoid coffee and instead have carbs and protein-rich breakfast. Never make phone calls or check e-mails before 9.30 am.

<p>There is no everyday morning routine for everyone. Some love to start with exercise, yoga or even dancing while another might prefer reading news or listening to music.&nbsp;</p>

<p>What you do in an hour of waking up could put you well on your way, but it could also set the stage for an unenjoyable and unproductive day.&nbsp;</p>

<p>Here are the most common things you should avoid for a good day.&nbsp;</p>

There is no everyday morning routine for everyone. Some love to start with exercise, yoga or even dancing while another might prefer reading news or listening to music. 

What you do in an hour of waking up could put you well on your way, but it could also set the stage for an unenjoyable and unproductive day. 

Here are the most common things you should avoid for a good day. 

<p><strong>Drink coffee</strong></p>

<p>Coffee is a common practice for many, but this is the first thing you should avoid. Never have coffee before 9.30 am, as the human body tends to produce higher amounts of cortisol, the stress hormone, which regulates energy, between 8 and 9 am. Coffee will reduce cortisol production, which means you will be left with less energy and create the problem you fear.&nbsp;</p>

Drink coffee

Coffee is a common practice for many, but this is the first thing you should avoid. Never have coffee before 9.30 am, as the human body tends to produce higher amounts of cortisol, the stress hormone, which regulates energy, between 8 and 9 am. Coffee will reduce cortisol production, which means you will be left with less energy and create the problem you fear. 

<p><strong>Hot shower</strong></p>

<p>Hot shower is too relaxing as it will lower the heart rate, meaning you will feel less energetic. Instead, take a short cold shower. Your body will jump into action and make you feel fresh and more productive.&nbsp;</p>

Hot shower

Hot shower is too relaxing as it will lower the heart rate, meaning you will feel less energetic. Instead, take a short cold shower. Your body will jump into action and make you feel fresh and more productive. 

<p><strong>Carbs-only breakfast</strong></p>

<p>Make sure to include some carbohydrates in your breakfast, but it shouldn't be entirely carbs. Include items like eggs, cereals, milk or almonds which are rich in protein.</p>

Carbs-only breakfast

Make sure to include some carbohydrates in your breakfast, but it shouldn't be entirely carbs. Include items like eggs, cereals, milk or almonds which are rich in protein.

<p><strong>Check e-mail</strong></p>

<p>Never check your email as soon as you wake up. E-mails will make you nervous or at least tense and feel that the issues are never going to end. Those who tend to check their emails as a morning routine will never recover.&nbsp;</p>

Check e-mail

Never check your email as soon as you wake up. E-mails will make you nervous or at least tense and feel that the issues are never going to end. Those who tend to check their emails as a morning routine will never recover. 

<p><strong>Making phone calls</strong></p>

<p>No one wants to talk to anyone first thing in the morning. Almost every person need a few hours to get their head around the day, and it is not appropriate to make phone calls before 9.30 am. If you want to talk to someone, send a text message detailing the context.</p>

Making phone calls

No one wants to talk to anyone first thing in the morning. Almost every person need a few hours to get their head around the day, and it is not appropriate to make phone calls before 9.30 am. If you want to talk to someone, send a text message detailing the context.

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