Summer is on its way and there’s no doubt that the mornings are just as beautiful and enjoyable as the rest of the day. Even though I find that the warmth and light in the summer mornings act as motivation to want to get up and start the day anyway, it’s not always enough to want to wake up early on a regular basis.
So here are some tips which can be applied all year round that will hopefully allow you to get up earlier and have a more productive day!
- Have something to look forward to
This can be as simple as what you’ll be having for breakfast or styling a new outfit. Having something that makes you happy and excited is the perfect way to get up in the morning because it will take away the preference to stay in bed. You’ll find yourself wanting to get out of bed which of course is the best way to do it.
2. Modern alarm clocks
Nowadays there is so much different technology designed to help you get out of bed in the morning. A lot of the time the hard task isn’t waking up, but physically getting up. Certain alarm clocks which force you to stand up to turn them off could be really useful to you. This could include alarm clocks which you have to stand on for a certain amount of seconds or an alarm clock that you have to chase around the room to turn it off. I personally haven’t tried either of these but I think they sound like really good ideas.
3. Natural light
Allowing natural light to enter your room in the mornings will help you to wake up naturally rather than being startled by a bellowing alarm clock. I personally like to avoid using alarm clocks as much as possible because I think its much more intrusive and abrupt. This is a much better way of easing yourself into the day and giving yourself time to wake up.
4. Get enough sleep
A pretty obvious one but definitely the most important. If you want to get up early you’ll have to go to bed earlier than usual. That way hopefully you’ll still get the same amount of sleep and not actually feel any more tired than usual in the morning.
5. Do it over time
Suddenly getting up hours earlier than usual can sometimes be a bit of a shock to your body and cause disappointing results. If you’d like to make getting up early long term and consistent for you then don’t rush it – give your body the time to adjust. I would advise doing it gradually and getting up 10/15 minutes earlier than the previous day. This will allow you to get used to it without experiencing any drastic change, therefore increasing your chances of being successful.
6. Don’t do it on your own
Maybe you know someone who would also like to get up earlier? Or someone who just wants the best for you? Having someone who can do it with you or hold you accountable can massively help as you won’t want to let them down. This is useful with so many other things such as exercising and doing work so you can try to apply it to any areas of your life where you might need it.
7. Make your bed
If you can wake up but always find yourself gravitating back towards the bed then as soon as you’re up, make the bed. Ensure that it’s the first thing you do in the morning. You’ll be discouraged to get back in after the effort you’ve gone to to make it look nice. Also, making your bed is a great way to start the day as it gives a sense of accomplishment before your day has even begun.
I hope some of these tips help you out. Let me know if you want any more similar posts or if you have some extra tips that can help people out!
Thank you for reading,
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