POST BY JANETT
author and creator of 'LIFESTYLE INSPIRED'
By waking up early, you get more done during the day, and you feel more productive and accomplished. It has been proven that waking up earlier increases your happiness level. But for some people, it’s difficult for them to wake up early, especially if you are a night owl and love sleeping (like I do ).
I have done plenty of research on tips to wake up early, and I will be sharing with you some tips that are very effective. I know many of you are go-getters and want to accomplish as much as you can during the day but you find it hard to wake up earlier. So here are some tips that can help you out with that!
1. Put Your Phone On Airplane Mode
Putting your cell phone on airplane mode before you go to bed will not only block out notifications, texts, emails, and calls but it will also prevent radiation to disturb your sleep. By blocking out the network connection, you also block out the radiation. Radiation interferes with your sleep pattern and with your bodies ability to heal itself throughout the night. Both my husband and I put our phones in airplane mode before bed, and we noticed we feel better rested when waking up.
Airplane mode doesn’t turn off your alarm, so don’t worry about that
2. Try Not To Eat After 8 pm
This is a hard one for me because I love eating all day long. But I do sleep a lot better when I don’t eat late.
So if you love food like me, try your best not to eat after 8 pm, that way your body will be done digesting your food by the time you go to bed. This will help your body focus on repairing itself, instead of trying to digest your food. You will sleep better, and you will feel well rested in the morning.
3. Stay Active During The Day
You can either walk, jog, stretch, workout, dance, etc. Doing something active during the day gives you more energy and helps you sleep better at night. It also gets you into better shape, so when you wake up early you won’t feel so tired in the morning, and instead, you will feel more energy.
4. Have Your Clothes Ready The Day Before
It can be mentally exhausting and time-consuming to think of what to wear for the day. Pick out your clothes the night before and have it laid out and ready for you in the morning. It will help you save some time in the morning if you are always rushing to work or school.
5. Clean Your Bedroom Before Going To Bed
By having your room clean and clutter free before bed; you will get much better sleep. It will also make it easier for you to wake up because your bedroom won’t be messy and cluttered.
Tip: Wash your sheets and invest in a good mattress to get enough sleep every night.
6. Wake Up At The Same Time Every Day
If you are trying to wake up earlier; you should do it gradually. Try waking up 15 minutes earlier for a couple of days until your body gets used to it and keep doing this until you achieve the time you desire. Changing your sleeping pattern can be hard, so by changing it gradually, it will be better than if you try waking up an hour earlier every day. Then continue waking up at that time every day, after some period your body will become used it, and it will wake up at the same time on its own
Tip: Put your alarm across the room so that you won’t hit snooze
Although this might take you some time, be patient with yourself and don’t expect to be an early riser overnight, for some people, it will be harder to achieve than others.
I would like to end this post with a quote that always motivates me to wake up early…