How to: Get up earlier
Waking up early is either a privilege or a pain; depending on what type of person you are. Some of us just love to get up early and enjoy the peace and quiet, while others want to keep hitting their snooze button. Making the change from a serial snoozer to an early morning riser is really tough, so we’ve collected some handy tips from around the web to give you some help.
The best method is to do it gradually – 10-15 minutes earlier for 2-4 days, until you feel used to it, and then repeat. For example, if you get up at 9.00am normally, it’s best to try 8.45am first rather than suddenly change it to 6.00am. Sudden changes of an hour earlier or more in your waking time are difficult, and not likely to last.
Sleeping patterns are difficult to change, and so the gradual method works much better. The same could be said for other patterns, such as eating habits or exercise routines. If you want to get fit, you wouldn’t start off by running a marathon on Day 1!
Another good way to help you get up earlier is to put your alarm clock away from the bed so that when it goes off, you’ll have to get up to turn it off. Also, when you get up, try drinking a glass of water immediately, this should help you feel more awake. You are dehydrated from not drinking enough through the night and so this will help you feel more alert.
Do you find it difficult to get up in the mornings? Let us know in the comments.
See you soon,
Feather & Black.
April 29th 2016