Monday, September 4, 2017

How to wake up a morning person

I like to think that I've always been a morning person. There is something about being up early that makes for a more productive, less stressful day. I usually love having that early start to get things done but this unfortunately has not been the case since getting to school. I thought I could easily bear two 8ams and three 9ams, but boy was I wrong. It has been such a struggle to wake up to my alarm and I feel like a zombie walking to class. The only bright side is that my school day is over mid-afternoon, but I took to these tips for becoming a morning person (again) and thought they were worthy of sharing. 

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1. Limit contact with screens
It's almost inevitable not to check your phone or sit on your laptop before going to bed, but it recommend that you restrict contact a hour before going to bed in order to transition your brain to bedtime. 

2. Establish a nighttime routine
After washing your face and brushing your teeth, consistently create a calming environment. Whether it be sipping on tea or reading a book, your body gets used to such rituals and will eventually know to shut down for bed. 

3. Get moving as quickly as possible 
I definitely resinate with this one the most because once I'm up, it is best that I get up and get moving. This way I avoid lying in bed scrolling through Twitter and feeling that more groggy getting out of bed.

4. Always have something to look forward to
Give yourself a reason to get out of bed every morning. Having something to look forward to daily or throughout the week will make getting up a whole lot easier no matter what it is. My incentive is usually breakfast, but hey, it works.

5. Get up at the same time everyday
Sometimes I find myself waking up on my own a few minute before my set alarm. This is known as your internal clock and it said not to mess with. Also, try not to oversleep on weekends because that can set off your rhythm.

Hopefully you found these as helpful as I did!
Happy Monday!

xo

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