Are you familiar with the morning ritual of dressing up in less than 5 minutes, tying your hair up in front of the elevator mirror and doing your makeup in the traffic jam? If you are one of those who are dealing with the daily stress of not waking up on time, simply because you are not a morning person, well here is a little secret for you: Nobody is a morning person! Nobody likes having to leave their warm cozy bed in the middle of their wildest dreams. Some people simply know how to handle mornings better. Here are few tips that might help, if you have taken the decision to liberate yourself from the snooze button once and for all!
1. SET YOUR ALARM FOR A REALISTIC MORNING HOUR
Figure out carefully the time you need to get ready in the morning and don’t give yourself too much extra time. Keep it realistic, if you have been struggling with waking up on time in the morning, you should take it one step at a time. Don’t try to wake up too early, because, let’s face it: in the mornings you are just a huge generator of excuses. So, instead of ending up with great expectations in your mind and another day of messy hair in reality, work on your time management.
2. HAVE SOME BACKGROUND NOISE
Turn on the TV and switch to the morning show while you are dressing up, or simply play some music on your laptop. This will not only help you feel fully awake faster, but it will also set the whole mood of your day! Choose an inspiring morning playlist or create one yourself!
3. HAVE BREAKFAST
This is probably the strongest incentive you could use! Just imagine the aroma of freshly made coffee accompanied by your favorite breakfast, sitting on the table, waiting for you to enjoy them! This is not only a very pleasant way to start the day, but it’s also quite healthy, since it will give your energy and boost your mood right away!
4. MAKE A DRAFT OF YOUR DAY
The best thing about waking up early is that you are not in a rush. This means you will have enough time to peacefully go through your upcoming day in your head, or even create a schedule. This will help you put your thoughts (and tasks) together and it will increase your level of productivity during the day, since it will eliminate some additional stressing out.
5. EMBRACE THE MORNING
Mornings could actually be pretty beautiful, once you get used to waking up with your alarm clock. Take your time to enjoy the quite morning, before the craziness of your everyday routine hits you. Before you know it, you would be longing for your morning routine and not even consider hitting the snooze!