How to start waking up early in the morning.
Waking early could be one of the best things you’ve done and it may even change your life. Aside from obvious perks like getting more work done, having a head start in your day or learning something more efficiently, there are many other benefits, from being healthier, to having enhanced concentration and productivity. It has also been observed that people who wake up early were less prone to depression and anxiety. Despite the fact that most of us love to sleep and early waking may be difficult to follow through, we have a few tips that will help you start and gradually fall in love with your new lifestyle.
Rethink Mornings as Time for Yourself
Stop waking up for work and start waking up for yourself. You need to establish a strong
reason to wake up in the morning and it should be something that gets you excited. Try
adding a habit to your routine that you truly enjoy doing. This way, every morning will hold
something that gets you excited to get out of bed.
Set a Bedtime Alarm
Most of us know that quality night rest is one of the keys to hassle-free morning. Sleeping well directly affects mental and physical health. If we fall short, it can take a serious toll on our daytime energy, productivity, emotional balance. If you want to wake up early, you need to reset your body’s internal clock and optimize the time when you go to bed.
Scientists have recently identified behaviours known as evening procrastination, the term we can basically explain as an unwillingness to go to bed. We look for all types of entertainment because going to sleep is boring. Therefore, try setting the alarm not only for the morning but also for the evening. When it rings, you know that it is time for bed.
Build a Wind Down Routine
In order to prepare our bodies and brains for sleep we need to give ourselves time before bed to unwind and relax. Take 30 to 60 minutes to slow down at the end of a hectic day and calm an overactive mind. Start by switching off your electronic devices and find your way to relax. Your wind down routine may include listening to music, reading, spending time with your loved ones or with you pets. You may also go for a short walk to get some fresh air, or diffuse some lavender essential oil in your bedroom.
Sync your Diet
Timing of your meals is closely related to your circadian rhythm. When you start waking up
early, you should also adjust the times when you eat your meals as part of an overall strategy to resynchronize your body clock. Eat a healthy breakfast, that will give you enough energy to start your day. Beverages like coffee, tea or juices will also increase your energy levels. But be aware that you should not have any of these after 4pm. Caffeine can disrupt your sleep up to six hours after consuming it, leading to an hour or more lost in rest. Your last meal of the day should be eaten 2-3 hour before bedtime. This allows digestion to occur and prevent problems like heartburn.
Don’t Give up