If you’re like most people, chances are you don’t like waking up in the morning. We don’t blame you. It can be difficult leaving the comfort of your bed early in the morning to get ready to face the day. It’s especially hard if it’s cold outside and you don’t want to leave the warmth of your covers, or if the sun has yet to rise and you’re waking up to darkness.
In these cases, many people choose to hit the snooze button and cover themselves with their blanket, just to get a few more minutes of sleep. However, this is usually not the best way to start off your day, and can leave you feeling groggy and rushed throughout the day. There are alternatives that can help you have a better morning routine, and help you be more productive and aware as you go about your day. Below, we discuss the best tips to help you wake up with energy.
Drink water before sleeping at night
This is a simple trick that will help you make sure you get up in the morning instead of rolling around in bed. If you drink water right before you go to bed, you will have to go to the bathroom first thing in the morning, giving you no choice but to get up. However, make sure you do not drink too much since this will only lead to you having to you having to use the bathroom in the middle of the night.
Put your phone or alarm clock away from your bed
Don’t place your phone or your alarm clock under your pillow or right next to your bed. You can easily hit snooze and fall back asleep this way. Instead, to make sure that you get up as soon as the alarm rings, place your alarm or phone somewhere far from your bed, across the room. This way, you will have to get up from your bed and walk towards the alarm to turn it off.
Get up as soon as you wake up
Many people have a very bad habit of staying in bed after their alarm has gone off. This not only makes them feel lazy, but also wastes time. Staying in bed after you have woken up does not make you feel more rested, it simply delays the moment when you have to get up. Whether you are simply rolling around the bed, thinking about how much you want to go back to sleep, or whether you’re on your phone, not getting up immediately is one of the worst ways to start your day. Instead, just get up as soon as you wake up without thinking.
Make sure your room receives plenty of light
You can open your blinds before you go to bed, or as soon as you wake up in the morning. If your room receives plenty of light, then you are more likely to get up since it will be more difficult to sleep again. If you don’t have natural lighting, just turn on your light as soon as you wake up.