It is hard to ignore the fact that most of us are not morning people. But when you have to be in the office at 9 am every day, becoming a morning person is a requirement. Feeling fresh in the morning for people who are really not morning people can be very tricky and difficult, especially when you haven’t slept enough the night before. Being a night owl and staying up into the early dusk hours becomes part of our sleep schedule, and although that is fine for our body clocks but when we have to be up early, we can suffer from a case of feeling groggy all day.
As difficult as it might be for you to digest the benefits of waking up early, Once you’ve incorporated a morning routine in your life you will see how waking up in the morning , just gets things done. However, waking up and feeling ready to go isn’t as simple as it sounds. But there are little tips and ways to make this easier
So, when the alarm strikes, don’t be tempted to pull the covers back over your head and walk around half the day like a zombie. Because mornings don’t have to be something that you dread and with these simple tips they won’t be:
If you snooze, you’ll lose
Does anyone honestly wake up feeling more refreshed after that 7-minute snooze? It’s just a tease, taking you back to that magical sleep you were in only to be pulled back out of it a few minutes later. Turning off the snooze and allowing yourself to wake up straight away not only gives you more time in the morning but will also stop taunting you with the sleep you are no longer allowed to be in.
Plus, constantly snoozing your alarm can have some really bad effects on the body. According to research, snoozing brings panic and shock to the heart every time it happens – which is more than the once that is expected by the heart especially when we take refuge in the snooze button!
Jump out of bed
Spending a good ten minutes at least, scrolling through your social media newsfeeds has become more of a habit than it used to be. Lounging in bed, however, makes you want to stay in bed for longer. The easiest way, although very difficult initially would be to place your alarm across the room from your bed, so when it goes off in the morning you’re literally forced out of bed to switch it off. And once you’re up, you’re up. To go back to bed straight after would be just criminal.
Time to caffeine
Energy doesn’t always come naturally, but caffeine can help give you the boost you need. Having some shortly after awakening can help to eliminate that morning grogginess, setting you up to face the day. However, do not forget to keep your caffeine quantity limited to only mornings because if you have it later in the day around the afternoon or evening, it can keep you awake all night!
Mix it up with a meal
Are you one of those who claim to not be hungry in the morning? Well, whether you like it or not you will be hungry when you wake up. As much as you would like to believe it, regardless of whether you feel hungry or not your body does! It’s important to realize that while you were sleeping your body entered starvation mode, and while this can lead to you not having much of an appetite for food, your body needs it.
Remember that food is energy, and your mornings are more likely to be energetic if you have some fuel in you. Think about it, you can’t drive a car without fuel, which means your body won’t be able to function at its best either.
Still don’t have the energy? Exercise will definitely do it!
When you wake up feeling exhausted the last thing on your mind is probably going to be exercise. While an extra half an hour in bed may seem like the best solution, exercise may actually help you feel more awake. Invigorating the body can eliminate tiredness, and the endorphins that are released from physical activity are likely to put you in a better mood.
Plan the next day
Often having no plans can lead to lazing around. Whether you have plans scheduled or not, getting up and doing something can encourage you to be optimistic and ready to achieve. Even if you just go out and get some fresh air, spending your morning doing something is key to acquire the energy you need. Perhaps leaving one important task to do in the morning would encourage you to become alert right when you wake up and get it over with!
It is important to realize that your bedroom is a sanctum in itself. Perhaps a person who feels groggy in the morning can try out setting their bedroom according to the Feng Shui principle. In particular the placement of your bed is important. Feng Shui tells us that you should sleep where you can see the door but not be in the direct path of the door opening. This helps us sleep with a sense of security. With a bedroom that’s safe and peaceful, and the tips we have given you, it might be time for you to become a morning person!