Don’t we all know lucky souls who leap out of bed in the morning completely refreshed, aggravating folk who can’t wait to begin their daily chores? Or at least they wake refreshed enough to claim they do.

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Wakey wakey ... A good night's sleep equates with an excellent day, advises writer Melissa. Photo by Alan KO on Unsplash, and many thanks to KO, model, and Unsplash
Life each day isn’t like this for many of us, not even rarely, perhaps even most of us.

The negatives of daily life so often don’t uphold the early promise about how fantastic adult will be.

A blessing

Writer, Melissa Chu, used to believe, too, that waking up bright and alert was a blessing reserved for the fortunate few.

However, wanting to change her daily routine, she experimented with a variety of strategies, and woke up, as it were, to quite a very different life. Writing in Medium dot com, she recommends methods to get a good night’s sleep and wake up energised.

Exercise, some exercise, leads the plan, and her notion of exercise doesn’t seem to be those weird sweat-drenching things people do in gyms.

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.
Melissa wants us to do whatever gets our ‘blood running and the endorphins going.’

It might be gardening, or walking. She says, ‘Exercise helps you sleep better at night and wake up energised. It also keeps you more alert throughout the day too.’

She recommends the philosophy that a western way of life seems to discourage. She reminds us of the wise saying, ‘Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.’

She points out, ‘Our society has developed a system of eating a light breakfast, a medium-sized lunch, and then a large evening meal.’

The star attraction

Change that, she urges. ‘Make fruits and veggies the star attraction at dinnertime.’

Her advice, the points that have worked for her, includes lots of fruit and vegetables. ‘What you eat and the quality of your sleep are closely tied together.

‘Having a quality diet precedes quality sleep.

‘Listen to your body. If you’re fully awake even though it’s bedtime, do something relaxing. Read a book. Listen to soothing music.

‘Calm yourself down until it’s time to shut off the lights.

‘Getting a good night’s rest is important to waking up energised and ready for the day.’

Melissa says her recommendation will make us more productive during the day and better rested overnight. Her philosophy is here ⇒⇒ ⇒⇒

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