Dawn rolls around, the alarm starts ringing, and it’s time to drag yourself out of the pit and attempt to make it through the day. Rise and shine! You aren’t alone if you struggle to get out of bed in the morning, or aren’t particularly a “morning person”, but surely there must be a way to make the morning routine just a little bit easier?
Move your alarm
When those chimes start ringing, you know it’s time to get up and out of bed. However, it’ll all too easy to hit the snooze button once – or one hundred times. By moving your alarm away from the reach of your bed, you will be forced to get up and out of bed to turn it off. Now you’re up; there’s no excuse for getting back into the snooze pit!
Plan something fun
By having something to look forward to, it will make getting out of bed seem worthwhile. Whether it’s watching 10 minutes of your favorite TV programme, going for a walk, or meeting up with a friend before work, these can all be incentives to get up and out in the morning. Plus, this will be the perfect reward for getting yourself up in the morning.
Practice better sleep
Getting out of bed can be made even harder if you’ve had a bad nights sleep. Therefore, if you get yourself a full eight hours, then you should feel more ready to wake up and get ready for the day. Limiting screen time before bed, avoiding caffeine, and cutting down on certain foods before you head off to dreamland can all help contribute towards a better nights sleep.
In the evening it may be worth your time laying out everything you need for the morning. One of the last things you may want to do when waking up is get everything ready for the day. It can be daunting and actually put you off getting out of bed. All it takes is a few minutes to prepare lunch, lay out an outfit, and pack your bag, so there is less pressure of getting out of bed.
Plan a routine
If you know what needs doing in the morning then there is no excuse, right? By planning it all out, you may find that you have more bedtime than you once thought. Plus, after a few days of practicing your body will get used to the new routine. Before you know it, your body will be on autopilot, and you’ll be out of bed before you even know what’s going on.
Light it up!
Another way to get yourself prepared and ready for the day is to light up your room! No, we don’t mean sleep with all the lights on. By leaving the drapes open and letting in the morning sun, your body should naturally wake up when it rises. If you are unlucky enough to have to wake up before the sun is ready – ouch – then a timed light can have the same effect. Simply plug a lamp into a timer and set it to turn on shortly before you need to rise.
Hopefully, these tips will help to make that dreaded morning rise a little bit easier. While not many of us like the idea of leaving our (literal) comfort zone, it’s the thought of climbing back in at the end of the day that can keep us pushing through.