How to Wake Up Early
Waking up early has always been something I have struggled with. Though I still have a hard time waking up early consistently, here are some things that have helped me recently.
- Go to bed early
The main reason I have difficulty waking up early is because I still feel exhausted in the morning. Going to bed earlier is a simple fix. As long as I am in bed early enough to get roughly 6-7 hours of sleep, I know I will be rested when I wake up.
- Avoid watching TV before bed
Though watching an episode of your favorite show after dinner is a nice way to wind down, avoid binging the new season of Stranger Things into late hours of the night if you are trying to wake up early.
- Avoid snoozing your alarm
Though an extra few minutes of sleep sounds nice, it is better to sit up as soon as your alarm goes off.
- Drink water when you wake up
Have a cup of water ready on your bedside table is beneficial. Staying hydrated is always important, but especially when you are first waking up.
- Get up and move around
Getting out of bed and stretching your muscles helps to wake you up and get your day started.
- Have something to look forward to
Having a plan for the next day will automatically relieve some stress. Planning something to look forward to will make it even easier to have energy for the day. This can be anything from a special outing to a good breakfast.