How To Make Getting Up in the Morning Easier
Everyone knows the saying “early bird gets the worm” but let’s be honest, getting up early in the morning sucks. It’s always the same scenario: you set your alarm for early in the morning knowing that’s the time you need to be up, but when that alarm goes off, you go straight to hitting the snooze button. So how can you become a morning person and make getting up early easier? Keep reading to learn more…
Getting out of bed
This is easily the toughest part of your mornings, but there a few tricks you can do to make it a breeze. One of the simplest ways to make your morning alarm more effective is to place it across the room, forcing you to actually get out of bed to turn it off. One thing that has seriously helped me get up in the morning is using a light alarm. These cool gadgets wake you up using light, leaving you feeling fresh and alert the minute you wake up.
Keep your mind awake
The best thing to get you out of that mental fog you’re in when you wake up early is to do something that stimulates your mind. Try doing some light reading, throw on a podcast, or do some journaling to get your mind going and ready for your day.
Be excited about getting up
If you go to sleep dreading getting up, that will cross over into your mornings. If you aren’t excited to start your day, it will be tough becoming a morning person. The best way to get around this is to find something to motivate you to spend your morning doing. This could be anything from making a healthy breakfast to getting some exercise in before starting your day.
Create a system of accountability
This may seem a bit strange, but ask a friend, family member or significant other to hold you accountable for waking up early. This can be as simple as texting each other in the mornings or giving them a call to have a morning chat.
Stick to your wake time
The best thing you can do for your body is to wake up at the same time every day. Your body will quickly become conditioned to your sleep patterns, and getting up early will become easier as time passes. Eventually, you’ll get to the point where your body will naturally wake up before your alarm goes off.
Momentum is key
Once up, it can be quite tempting to just lie down on the couch and shut your eyes for a few minutes. This is why it’s important to keep momentum when getting up in the morning. Stick to your morning routine and move quickly, that way sleep doesn’t creep in and you can stay disciplined in keeping with a productive and stimulating morning.