Everyone knows the feeling, it’s early in the morning and the alarm goes off. You’ve pressed snooze a few times already and you’re wasting your time when you were actually in a hurry and have a lot to do!
What is the best way to combat this feeling? Find out in this article!
Always go to sleep well prepared
Eating the wrong things at the wrong time can confuse your body and make it harder to fall asleep quickly. Eat healthy and tasty and not too shortly before going to sleep. Don’t drink alcohol or coffee, and don’t eat spicy food or sweets (like chocolate) before going to sleep.
Don’t forget your alarm clock
This may sound a little dull, but your alarm clock is the most important tool you can use to make sure you don’t arrive late at your appointments. Set your alarm clock to go off multiple times, so there’s a bigger chance you won’t sleep through it. Also, try setting your alarm clock on the other side of the room. This way you first have to get up to turn it off, this makes it a lot harder to fall asleep again. If you use your phone as an alarm clock, it can also be useful to change the sound of your alarm clock from time to time. Your brain is slowly getting used to the old sound and a different sounds will wake you up a lot easier.
Make getting up less painfull
To make getting up easier you can do a few small things that will make a lot of difference in the morning. For example, get your clothes ready for the next day. This way you don’t have to look for a nice shirt in the dark! It’s also a good idea to fill the thermos with water before you go to sleep or to set up the coffee machine in such a way that you only have to press a button when you wake up. What can also help is to keep a small reward for yourself for the morning. For example, watch the last 15 minutes of your favorite program while you’re having breakfast and you’ll see that once you realize this, getting up is a lot easier.
Go to sleep in the right mood
It helps to go to sleep without too many things on your mind. Be happy with yourself and the people around you. If you are looking forward to the next day, falling asleep will also be a lot easier. For example, never go to sleep angry, this only makes it more difficult. Try to resolve quarrels or disagreements first, so that you can have a better night’s sleep. What also makes a big difference is not setting the TV too loud and spending less time using the internet. Also try not to spend too much time browsing social media. This way your brain can relax a bit before you go to bed.