Probably everyone at least once in their life has wanted to smash the alarm clock that announces the early wake-up call with a nasty beep. The only thing that keeps us from this impulse, perhaps, is the fact that alarm clocks today are built right into the smartphone, and breaking an expensive gadget, at least, is unwise. It would make much more sense to learn how to wake up quickly in the morning. This will help a few useful habits, which is not superfluous to implement in everyday life.
Go to Bed at the Same Time
It’s difficult because daily activities take up a lot of our time, and sometimes we stay up late at work or finish messing around in the kitchen only when the hands of the clock have long gone over the 12 mark. And you should also add to it some fun activities, like gambling at a web online casino or watching a recently-released Netflix movie, without which you feel that your day is unfinished. However, if you go to bed at least 11 p.m. for a few days, you will find it easy to get out of bed and feel great in the morning.
Keep Your Alarm Clock Away From Your Bed
“Well, five more minutes!” – we say to ourselves, half-asleep, reaching out and turning off the alarm. And then we fall back on the pillow and fall asleep. Due to the fact that the alarm clock is usually very close to the bed (and if the alarm clock is in a smartphone, then it is even under the pillow, you slap it with your hand and it goes off), we do not have time to wake up at least a little while we turn it off.
Put the alarm clock at the opposite end of the room. By the time you get out of bed and get to it, the sleepy shroud will be gone for a while. Now you can walk to the shower, and then to the kitchen for a cup of aromatic coffee.
Take Your Time
When you wake up you don’t have to jump out of bed and immediately take care of business. Try to wake up 5-10 minutes before the required time and lie down for a while. Or do a light exercise without taking your head off the pillow – waving your arms and raising your straight legs will do. Waking up instantly and suddenly is a great stress for the body. It may “bounce back” to you with a feeling of lethargy and malaise throughout the day.
Remember About Eating
If you want to wake up easily and not feel “broken,” it’s better not to have too dense a dinner. And even more so, do not have a so-called “night gluttony”. The abundant meals before going to bed and at night give an additional load to the stomach. As a result, the stomach works all night, when the body (and all of its systems) should be resting.
Refrain from drinking coffee before bedtime. This drink stimulates the nervous system and you will have a hard time falling asleep afterwards. It is better to drink herbal tea (by the way, chamomile and melissa have a calming effect) or warm milk with honey. It is better to eat dinner three hours before going to bed. And if shortly before you go into the kingdom of Morpheus, you still want to eat – have some yogurt or low-fat cottage cheese. Such a meal will not only cause heaviness in the stomach, but also improve the metabolism. And it’s better to start the day with porridge. Of course, not everyone has time to make porridge in the early morning, but if you have an extra 20-30 minutes – why not? And in case of lack of time you can have any dairy products for breakfast.
When you hear the alarm, think about something good that awaits you today. Maybe you have a walk in your favorite park with your family or girlfriends after work. Or you’re waiting for a call from a loved one you don’t talk to often. You’ll wake up with a smile on your face and wings behind your back when you think of all the good things the new day will bring.
As you can see, it is not difficult to accustom your body to waking up easily. Let every morning be good!