So I've started showering in the evenings after exercising. It's nice to go to bed feeling clean and wake up feeling clean. I don't feel like I need a shower from a cleanliness standpoint in the morning (I just wash my face and brush teeth -- it makes the morning routine much quicker!), but I've noticed that I never really "wake up" without a shower.
Will I eventually get used to it? I really don't want to take 2 showers a day, but I also really want to stick to my exercise plan AND not feel groggy all day. What's your experience with showers in relation to feeling awake/alert?
Before bed time I always shower down, but a warm shower not a hot one, nice and soapy and I use a natural sea sponge that feels good on my skin. I generally shower in hotter if I've gymed or, in the past, been on a run. But every morning I habitually shower for that gorgeous spritzy feeling - again, nice and warm, and then I go and eat breakfast. Breakfast restores our blood sugar that depletes during our sleeping time, so that feel-good feeling soon returns.
Limabean, I recommend a nice cuppa tea first thing on waking. Like a bracing breakfast tea of Assam, but not too strong. Tea has always has been my wake up call; I drink mine without milk, just a little demerara sugar and then I go shower. Breakfasting varies. A light muesli followed by a few slices of nice crunchy toast and marnmalade, and that essential cuppa coffe. If I have a physical day ahead, then it's always a cooked breakfast.
If you get your full night's sleep quota, have that cuppa tea on waking. Hot tea always chases away any groggy feeling.
But when I feel extra disgusting at the end of the day, I might even take two showers... Is that weird? haha
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