Let’s face it, some of us just aren’t morning people. Maybe, you need a couple of hours and a cup of coffee to fully wake up. Maybe, you struggle to even get out of bed.
How you wake up can determine how you will approach the day ahead of you. Will you act like a zombie strolling through the day on autopilot? Or will you wake up motivated and excited for the day ahead of you?
Your sleep habits and what you choose to do when you first wake up will set the tone for the day. Start your day on the right foot by following these steps for better sleep and a positive wake up!
1. Don’t Fall Into The Snooze Trap
It is all too easy to push the snooze button to try to capture at least 10 more minutes of sleep. Pressing the snooze button can leave you feeling groggy and can cause a slow wake up. Plus, hitting the snooze button can become a habit and can cause you to have to rush to get ready for the day.
Avoid hitting the snooze button often. By waking up when the first alarm rings, you will experience a quicker wake up and can enjoy more time to get ready for the day. For serious cases of snooze addictions, place an alarm clock on the other side of the bedroom so you are forced to get out of bed to turn off the alarm.
2. Add 15 Minutes And Feel Relaxed
For most of us, it is hard enough to find enough time in the day. With that being said, going to sleep and waking up 15 minutes earlier can have a big impact on your day. By going to bed 15 minutes earlier, while waking up 15 minutes earlier, you will still be sleeping the same amount of time.
When waking up 15 minutes earlier, you will be giving yourself more time to relax and ease into the day. By not stressing to get ready on time, you will be starting your day off on a positive note and can focus on the goals of the day.
3. Focus On The Right Mindset
One of the first steps when waking up should be focusing on the goals of the day. Think about what you want to accomplish and what needs to get done. Set an attainable list of goals and a plan for accomplishing them.
By first setting your goals, you will be starting your day with a clear vision for how the day should play out. Listing your goals can add motivation for the day and will cause a more positive wake up.
4. Give Yourself “Me” Time For A Better Wake Up
Too often, morning routines involve rushing to get ready and speeding out the door. Focus on giving yourself time in the morning to do something enjoyable. You may enjoy yoga, meditation, stretching, or simply reading a book.
When you give yourself time in the morning to focus on you, it can have a powerful, positive impact on your day. You will start your day feeling more energized and you will be in an overall better mood.
5. Don’t Neglect Better Sleep
According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average adult should be getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. Without the proper amount of sleep, you can suffer from poor cognitive output and a negative attitude. Inadequate sleep can cause a groggy feeling and a slower wake up.
Focus on shutting down the electronics at least 30 minutes before bed. Go to bed at a reasonable time to provide for an adequate amount of sleep. Give yourself a better night’s sleep and enjoy a more energized and peaceful day.
Start Your Day Off Right
How you decide to start your day can have both positive and negative consequences for the entire day. Take small steps this week and focus on improving your sleep and morning routines. Have a positive wake up and enjoy a happier, more energized, and more peaceful day!
What is your current wake up routine? What changes can you make to experience a more refreshed wake up? Does coffee help you wake up in the morning? Comment below.