Whether you’re an early riser or a late sleeper, for must of us, snoozing for about four or five times, and then rushing through our shower, morning dress-up routine, and then out the door forgetting our keys, phone or charger is just a necessary evil we got to live with.
Even the most basic morning routine takes a lot of consistency and determination to work for anyone at all. But even if you can’t alter yourself fundamentally, you can adjust your habits and lifestyle patterns to work for you and not against you.
Here are 5 tips to help you get up early and have a super day:
1. Plan Your Day Ahead
It would save a you a lot of hassle and ease your morning if you plan your next day the night before. It just means taking a few minutes, probably before you go to bed every evening and writing out absolutely everything you’ll do and need the next day.
Consider arranging the clothes you’ll wear, check if they need ironing, spread them out if folded to remove any creases or wrinkles.
2. Avoid Late Night Meals
For some of us, it seems kind of inevitable that we eat late dinner. After a long hectic day, we often can’t help but find something to eat at night before bed. Apart from being unhealthy, eating late meals slows your bodies metabolism and makes it difficult for you to wake up early the next morning.
Instead, if you must eat, take fruits and drink some water. You’ll feel a whole lot better and fresher when you wake up the next morning.
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3. Start Your Morning With An Energizing Activity.
One sure way to get yourself up and out of bed early is to begin every day with an activity that energizes you. It might be physical stuff like aerobic exercises, dancing and swimming, or simple tasks like taking a walk, singing along to your favorite tunes or playing a session of video games.
Whatever gets your creative juices flowing and puts you in the right frame of mind is sure to kick your body up and out off bed in the morning.
4. Avoid Sleeping Late
We all recall those years when while watching late night movies on TV, mama would come yelling “go to bed!”. Mama wasn’t wrong after-all.
If you’re having a hard time waking up early, it’s probably because you’re too exhausted the night before, your body feels too stressed to get up early, or you stayed up too late and your body just needs to get itself maybe 5 or 6 hours of sleep.
Ideal sleep time is about 9pm, so if you must stay late, try not to keep it more than 2 hours after that.
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5. Choose A Job/Career You Actually Enjoy
If you always feel a drag getting up from bed to go to work, it’s most likely you don’t enjoy your job. If you’re not yet 60 and rocking on your retirement chair, it’s not too late to explore a different career now. Even at that time, men and women have been known to beat the odds and make something interesting of the remainder of their lives.
Check what excites you, what gets you curious or even angry. Search the internet, ask questions, visit organizations and businesses involved with what you’d love to be involved with. You should find something that aligns with your individual interests and passions. Then getting up early won’t be such a drag.