♡ Sit up. Get off the couch or out of bed and sit in an actual chair.
♡ Drink water. You should be a full glass within arm’s reach at all times, right? Sometimes I think I’m sleepy but I’m just dehydrated.
♡ Open a window. Let in some fresh air.
♡ Make a cup of tea. It’s not great to rely on caffeine to stay awake, but even de-caff helps, because the act of putting on the kettle and awakening your taste buds will wake up the rest of you too.
♡ Sing along. Singing engages your abs, gets you working on your breath, and is a great emotional release as well. I recommend 1989.
♡ Journal. A couple of sentences about how lazy I’m feeling makes me feel silly enough to get up. Here’s my guide to getting started.
♡ Brush your teeth. Feel that much fresher.