Waking up earlier may not be for everyone, but it can be a life-changing habit, and it’s definitely worth it for your health.
The most realistic way to become a morning person is to train your body to wake up at the same time every day. If you regularly go to bed late, you can disrupt your circadian rhythm, meaning your body doesn’t know when to get up. You can reset it by being consistent, but if you wake up frequently at night and disturb your sleep cycle, it can cause you to go into a tailspin.
Sometimes it is enough to know that the alarm clock wakes you up to your favorite song, to start the day with a smile. Work out for a few minutes first thing in the morning and turn your body and mind into alert mode, and instead of lounging half asleep under the blankets, get up.
Finding the right alarm clock tune and setting it can have a big impact on waking up in the morning. Experiment with the sound, timing, and location of your alarm clock to help you wake up when you need to.
It wakes you up with a pleasant sound that makes you aware of your surroundings. When you go back to sleep, you can be put into a deeper sleep phase, which puts you back into a deep sleep and makes it harder for you to wake up and start your day. Set up your alarm with a pleasant sound, making it more likely that you wake up in the morning than with the usual harsh and noisy wake-up call.
If you really want to learn how to be a morning person, you can do so by waking up early but don’t waste the time you do while thinking about all the problems you have to deal with, it’s not worth it. Waking up early gives you space in a world designed to distract you, and it gives you time to take time off.
Slowly reducing the time you wake up is a very painful way to wake up earlier than usual. Just choose a day and wake up at the time you have chosen to wake up. Monday is the best day for me to get up and start my day, even if I wake up at 5 in the morning, which is difficult.
This step can be very difficult for those of us who are used to waking up late (or very late!), but once you set your mind to it, it becomes really simple.
If you wake up within a minute of your alarm, it can be tempting to close your eyes and snooze again. The idea behind so-called inverse slumber is to ease the pain of waking up by telling yourself you only need to stay for nine minutes. When the alarm goes off again, you should be alert enough to start the day, but not so less that you are likely to “fall back to sleep” again!
The perfect time to try to become a morning person is the summer months when we have more sunshine and the natural light kicking in earlier.
If you do not have access to natural light in the morning, consider an alarm clock that mimics a morning sunrise time: be it the chirping of birds or some zen/flute music. Either way, find a way to get a boost of natural light to start your day before you drink your cup of coffee. Let Mother Nature help you. You can go out into the natural light every morning and then enjoy a coffee, a glass of wine, or even a short shower.
Natural light tells your body that you are ready to wake up at the same time as the rest of the world, even if it is only for a few minutes or even for an hour or two.
So, even though our parents may never believe it that we are even remotely capable to wake up early on our own without their sarcastic parental push; if you try the above, you will be very good at waking up early and happy someday very soon.
What other ways do you follow to break off that morning slumber? Let us know in the comments section.