Now that winter is here, my reluctance to get up in the morning has grown exponentially. It’s a lot easier to cuddle up in the blanket when my alarm rings, and I keep on sleeping when I know I should get up. To fight this bad habit, I’ve put together a few tips to help you wake up easier.
1. Have a drink.
If you drink water after waking up, you stimulate your body and stay awake. I always have a glass of water on the nightstand for a drink in the morning.
2. If you wake up before your alarm goes off, get out of bed.
If you fall asleep or wait for the alarm, you may feel drowsier. Follow your natural sleep cycles, enjoy the day and those extra minutes when your body tells you it’s time to get up.
3. Drink something before you sleep.
When the alarm goes off, you probably need to use the bathroom and cannot sleep comfortably.
4. Don’t allow yourself to reason with yourself.
You can convince yourself to stay in bed for hundreds of different reasons when you’re still tired, even if it’s not really the best. Try disabling this “logic” and force yourself to make the bed a physical and automatic routine. Train yourself to respond immediately to the alarm without demanding a conscious will. In this article, the use of exercises during the day is recommended to raise the habit of getting up immediately.
5. Have something to look forward to.
It’s much easier to get out of bed when you focus on something you really want to do instead of the monotony of what you should do. Book a few minutes in the morning for a ritual that will help you to wait for awakening. Anyway, try to give yourself something that will help you start the day well.
You may not have the time or energy to work out all morning but move your body in one way or another. Bope a bit more than usual while you are done in the morning, or add some minutes of jogging to the routine. If you can not even gather the energy to get up from the bed, you just have to move or stretch under the blanket and contract your muscles several times to move your body.