Many people find it difficult to get up in the morning. If you want to wake up easier, here are a few simple tips.
1. Get ready in the evening
Numerous studies have confirmed that the quality of sleep and the way you feel in the morning depends on REM (Rapid eye movement) sleep cycle. This is a cycle when we dream. If during the night you do not have enough of REM cycles, you will most likely feel tired in the morning and have a lack of motivation. If you want to sleep well, it is important to prepare for it in the evening. Reduce consumption of caffeine in the afternoon, and do not use electronic devices in the evening. Phone or tablet light wakes up your brain and causes difficulty in falling asleep. Instead you can read a book before going to bed.
2. Set yourself a goal
It’s hard to make a change, if not you do not have a clearly stated purpose. Why is it important for you to get up early in the morning? Why would you want to be more productive? Maybe you believe that a different diurnal rhythm will finally help you lose weight and give confidence at work? Maybe some extra time will allow you to enjoy new activities, which you never had time for, like reading, sports, meditation? Once you know what your goal is, it will be much easier.
3. Forget the “snooze” button
How many times do you tape “snooze” on your phone every morning? One? Two? Maybe five? Although it seems that this gives some extra minutes of sleep, in fact it will only further unbalance your sleep cycle and you will feel tired for the whole day. Also, this sends a signal to your subconscious that you lack courage.
The best way to get rid of this habit is putting your alarm far away, so you would not reach it lying in bed.
4. Make changes gradually
If you decide to radically change your daily rhythm and get up to at 6, even though you have been accustomed to sleeping until noon, most likely you will not succeed. It is much more effective to take smaller changes. This way you will feel calmer and it will be more likely that you’ll follow your new daily routine. Try getting up 15 minutes earlier every day until you reach the desired result.
5. Do what you really like in the morning
If you find it hard to get up in the morning, at least do something that you really like as soon as your get up. Otherwise, it will be extremely difficult. This can be anything: exercise, meditation, reading the news or time with your family. Think about what makes you happy, and make a list.