Let’s be honest about one thing, most of you reading this article detest getting up in the morning. Even the ones who are forced to be early birds do it simply out of compulsion. They don’t wish to be late for work and pay the price by spending extra hours in the dreaded place in the evening. Very few people get up in the morning purely out of their love for Dawn, and if you are one of them, then you don’t need our advice.
This article is for the other half that sustains itself on caffeine to stay awake in the morning and whose entire day can get upside down if the alarm clock fails to ring.
#1. Sleep matters
Adequate sleep is essential for good health and to put off sleeping or to try surviving on 4-5 hours of sleep is not only going to affect your health but also decrease your productivity. It is important that you get an adequate amount of sleep which is the first step to being an early riser.
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#2. Change your schedule
Getting out of the bed in the morning is a struggle for many, and it’s only after repeatedly hitting the snooze button that you finally make it. This only show that your body is not well rested otherwise you would have no trouble in getting out of the bed on time. So, change your sleeping schedule and if not long then try to make it to bed at least half an hour before your usual bedtime.
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#3. Herbal tea
Caffeine is a strict no-no during bed time, but you can instead steep a cup of chamomile tea that relaxes your nerves and muscles. It acts as a mild sedative and can help you sleep on time without trying too hard. If you easily fall asleep on time; you won’t have a problem getting up in the morning.
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#4. Breathing exercise
Nothing makes you feel fresher than doing some breathing exercises in the morning. They not only keep your respiratory and other organs healthy but they rejuvenate you and drive away all the laziness out of your system. So, instead of being grumpy and complaining about having to get up in the morning, just step out and breathe in the fresh air. You can also open the windows of the house where you can breathe in the fresh air and exercise.
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#5. Eat healthy
Your eating habits have a direct impact on your health and eating a lot of heavy, fried and oil soaked food will only make you more lethargic. It can clog your arteries and prevent the adequate supply of oxygen that can make you easily tired. To avoid this, substitute junk and heavy food with fresh, green leafy vegetables and fruits. Eat a lot of salad and fiber-rich food that will keep your body active and will help you get up right on time without the use of an alarm clock.
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#6. Avoid caffeine
People these days are completely addicted to drinking cups after cups of tea and coffee. This addiction to caffeine though helps us to keep going through the day and tackle all the daily tasks, stimulates our nervous system too much. This over-stimulation of our brain keeps us up at night and makes us groggy in the morning.
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#7. Get moving quickly
Once the alarm rings and you awaken, don’t keep to the bed but instead get up and get going. The faster you move away from the bed and get busy with a task as simple as getting a glass of water, the sooner you will feel awake and fresh.
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Are you a morning person? What methods do you apply to get up on time? Do share your views with us in the comment box below. We look forward to your replies.
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