4 Ways To Make Waking Up Easier
I’m sure that everyone will agree that getting yourself out of a warm, cosy bed on a cold, rainy morning is not fun! Here are some of my tips to make getting out of bed a little bit easier on those difficult mornings.
1. Step away from the alarm clock!
Keeping that alarm clock away from you means you have to physically get up to turn it off, so you’re pretty much halfway there! Snoozing your alarm may seem like a good idea but any sleep you have after pressing that button will be broken and is not doing you any favours. Snooze once but then try and get up after that.
This Phillips alarm clock eases you into the day by re-creating a natural sunrise, ideal for those dark winter mornings.
2. Stretch your body out!
The first things cats and dogs do when they get up is those amazing full body stretches – have you noticed? Stretching is so important, your body has been still for almost 8 hours; you need to give it some love. You only need 10 minutes to do my wonderful morning yoga sequence, it will really get your blood flowing and heart pumping; waking that beautiful body up for the day. Even if you only have time to squeeze in a few of the moves your body will thank you for it! Take a look at my energising yoga routine that is perfect for mornings.
3. Hydration, hydration, hydration….
I know I always talk about it but drinking water is SO good for your body, especially after 8 hours sleep. While you sleep your body continues to use the water you consumed in the day digestion, circulation, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature, so obviously when you wake up you are lacking that water. Not only can dehydration lead to headaches, aching muscles and even wrinkles – not ok, it can also make you feel more tired, which defeats the point of those wonderful 8 hours you got last night! So before that morning coffee, or even better; a morning cup of hot water and lemon, drink a nice big glass of water to get your body moving.
4. Make a plan!
Our bodies like to follow a schedule, so the best way to make waking up easier is to get your body settled into a daily routine. Try and wake up at the same time every day (yep, even on weekends) and think of something that you are thankful for; this will automatically get you in a good mood! Then do those beautiful yoga stretches we talked about before, jump out of bed and grab yourself a great big glass of water and you are ready to face the day! Try and follow this routine every day and you will be leaping out of bed in no time!
What are your tips for making waking up easier? Comment below…