As we get older, we tend to stay up late every night. So many things to do or prepare before bedtime or for the next morning, doing household or kitchen stuff, or just maybe enjoying your night alone or with your loved ones while watching your favorite Netflix movie. Whatever it is, it becomes a norm for most of us to sleep late at night and try to wake up early the next morning. But of course, there will be consequences for this such as feeling groggy or grumpy, or you’ll be too tired for the whole day. And so as it goes, here are some tips, tricks, and hacks to change this old routine and help you wake up early every single day.
Look forward to something tomorrow
Be excited for the things that you will be doing the next day. Think about the small stuff and great stuff. Or even just think of the coffee you’re gonna drink the coffee next day (for the coffee fanatics and addicts). Or if you’re going to watch your favorite tv show or movie with a friend. That way you’ll wake up happier and know that you’re knowing that makes not gonna feel groggy and tired. Rise and condition your mind “hey, today is going to be a great day for I have something to look forward to.”
Keep your alarm away from your bed
Not only that it is better for you to sleep without your phone, but keeping it on the other side of the room forces you to get out of the bed so that you could turn it off. And once you’re on your feet, it is so much easier to just stay up versus roll over and get back to sleep. Be sure that to not go back to bed with your phone with you, because it really is much of a temptation.
No more snooze
A really important tip is not to sleep-in. Do not press your snooze button. As soon as your alarm goes off, make sure you get up, and you stay up. Checking your Facebook, twitter or Instagram makes you think it helps you in getting you ready for the day, but the truth is this makes you feel groggy. So once your alarm goes off – get up, and stay up!
Once you’ve woken up, try getting outside of your room or your house and have a coffee there. If this isn’t possible or it’s a real no-no for you, then just open your window or blinds and get some daylight because this will instantly wake you – just getting the daylight or the sunlight on your face.
New sound, new alarm
Change your alarm something that isn’t so annoying and won’t make you so grumpy when you wake up in the mornings. You can change it to your favorite song, into something that has a good groove or fast tempo. You might also like to change your alarm sound from time to time so you won’t get bored to the sound you’ll hear first thing in the morning.
Sleep at the same time every night
One of the most important things to help you wake up earlier every single day is trying to form a habit of sleeping at the same time every single night. Try to do that for about three weeks straight, and get that habit and routine going. Because as soon as you start doing this, you bed cycle should be adjusted. Therefore, you will be waking up earlier, and on time!
A glass of water
Try to drink a large glass of water first thing in the morning. If your stomach isn’t used to being full with water at morning, try to take just a sip of water at first. It’s very good for your body for it is almost always dehydrated after a long night of sleep. You want to make sure your body has the enough fuel to start your day, so this one is a really good idea to get used to every day.
Make baby steps
If you’re trying to wake up earlier is to go on 15minute intervals, and just slowly ease yourself up into getting up earlier. So if you’re regularly waking up at 9 am, then make it 8:45 at first, then make it 8:30, 8:15, and 8:00 at successive weeks. And just keep going until you get to the hour that you really want to start getting up at. This will make it much easier, and you won’t be in a shock or a big adjustment ins. Baby steps is still a great way to achieve something big!