We all know the struggle of needing to get up in the morning but just not being able to do it. As I prepare to get back into my routine of 6:30am get ups, I thought I share with you some tips for making getting up easier.

 

1)      Put your phone/alarm the other side of your room. I never thought this would work but the ringing on the alarm (choose the most annoying one) is so annoying you have to get up and turn it off. By the time you’ve got out of bed and walked to turn the alarm off you won’t get back into bed.

 

2)      Don’t close your blind all the way down or don’t shut the curtains completely. For me this works because it means that light can get into my room in the mornings causing me to be more awake. The light will also tell your brain is day time and therefore time to get up.

 

3)      Go for a shower as soon as you wake up or, if you don’t have time, wash your face with cold water and perhaps buy a morning facial wash. The citrus smell from this added with the coldness of the water will help to wake you up.

 

4)      Drink a glass of water when you wake up, maybe keep a bottle by your bed so it’s the first thing you do. Your body has been without food or water for probably 12 hours so getting some water straight away will really help you to wake up.

 

5)      Don’t watch the television right before you go to bed. Around half an hour before you go to bed just chill out, perhaps read a book or just prepare for the next day. The blue light from the television makes you think it’s day time and therefore makes it harder for you to sleep. If you can fall to sleep easier you’ll be able to wake up easier.

 

6)      Keep a routine. Go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every morning. Once you’ve been in the routine for a bit you’ll find it so much easier to get up in the morning as your body clock will adjust.

 

7)      Don’t go on your phone, tablet etc till you’re up and ready. If you start scrolling whilst in bed you’re more likely to procrastinate getting up. We all know that ‘just checking Twitter’ turns into scrolling for about half an hour.

 

Published by Jaz (GeneralOnGoings)