Are you tired of punishing your snooze button every morning until you eventually and reluctantly drag yourself out of bed? Make your mornings easier and, dare I say, even more enjoyable by following our six simple steps:
1. Go to sleep on time, duh!
Of course, it's always easier to wake up in the morning when you've had enough sleep. To get this right, think about the time you need to wake up and count backwards by eight hours and then an additional one to two hours to allow yourself time to wind down and fall asleep--this is the time you should be going to bed at night. Once you get used to a regular bedtime and wake up time, your body will get used to it, and it will make falling asleep and waking up easier.
2. Wake up to a fresh pot of coffee.
Set your coffee maker to start brewing five minutes before your alarm goes off so it's ready when you get up. It’s a nice smell to wake up to first thing in the morning and having something to immediately look forward to definitely helps to motivate you to get up. Plus: coffee!
3. Wake up to light rather than sound.
Invest in an alarm clock that wakes you up primarily with light (with sound as a backup). It feels more natural and is more pleasant than the buzzing alarm we have all grown to detest. Or, set your existing alarm to music instead so it's less jarring.
4. Make your transition out of bed nicer.
By keeping slippers and a nice fuzzy robe next to your bed, you can make the physical transition of coming out from under the covers less chilly and shocking. Do whatever works for you to be comfortable and cozy when you get up.
It feels good and it wakes up your muscles (that have also been sleeping all night). Stretching loosens and realigns your muscles, helps circulations, gets your blood flowing, relieves stress and physically engages your body to help you wake up.
6. Take some 'you' time before you get going.
Give yourself 10 minutes of 'you time' to check social media or email, eat at home (rather than on the run), workout or do whatever you want to do. It's not so much time that you need to wake up much earlier but it's enough time to catch your breath and take a moment in the rush a morning routine to relax, breathe and go into your day less-stress and mentally prepared.
We hope these tips help you to have a more pleasant morning and set the tone for an excellent day. Sweet dreams, Sleepenvie.
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