Aside from losing weight, a lot of people also swear that they won’t be late for work or school again every new year. It’s a lot easier said than done, though, especially since January mornings offer the rare cold that’s perfect for snuggling.
If you need a hand in getting out of bed faster in the morning, here are a few tricks that might just help you fight tardiness:
Let natural light in.
It’s a fact that natural light can also help you wake up effectively. This is why it’s important that your bedroom gets some sunlight in the morning so your body can get easily attuned to the actual time of day.
You can either opt to leave your curtains drawn so some light can get into your room or draw them open the first thing in the morning. If your bedroom doesn’t get morning light, you can get a dawn simulator alarm clock instead.
Use effective sleep apps that will use your natural sleep cycle to wake you up effectively.
Most of us wake up groggily when our alarm clocks go off. This starts the day awfully because it disrupts your sleep cycle.
Thanks to today’s technological advancements, however, there are now apps that will collect data about your sleep habits and use it to help wake you up more effectively. By learning about your sleep cycle, it can help wake you at the perfect time. They’re designed to prevent disrupting sleep cycles so you can make the most out of your zzz’s.
Don’t be abrupt in changing your wake time.
If you feel like you should get up earlier to get a good headstart for your day, you will need to adjust your wake up time. If you intend to wake up 30 to 60 minutes earlier than before, don’t do it drastically.
Experts say that it’s best to adjust your wake up time in 1 to 2-minute increments. This way, your body clock won’t be shocked by such a major change.
Turn your bedroom into a sleep haven.
Improving your sleep can also help you wake up better. By turning your bedroom into a sleep haven, you can help boost your zzz’s, so it’s also a surefire effective way to give you great mornings.
Wake yourself up effectively.
It’s tempting to go back to sleep when you’re still half-asleep and struggling to turn off your alarm clock. To avoid doing so, you should take measures to wake yourself up thoroughly by the time you open your eyes.
Some experts suggest playing an upbeat tune to help you perk up. Others say that good old aromatherapy can also help you wake up. Drinking a glass of water can help, too, and that might just be the easiest thing to do for most folks. So maybe make it a habit to put a glass of water by your nightstand so you can reach for it upon waking up?
Commit to achieving your goals.
Nothing will work if you’re not really determined to fight tardiness. This is why you should also have the right mindset if you really want to get to work or school on time. No tip or trick will be able to help you if you’re half-hearted and you don’t really mind being late to your responsibilities.