It’s seven a.m. Your bed is warm and cozy. Suddenly a loud and jarring noise cuts through the morning. It’s your alarm. You groan, hitting the snooze button on your phone repeatedly and go back to sleep. If this ritual sounds familiar to you, you’re probably struggling to wake up on time in the morning. And we get it, when you booked your accommodation on www.stanzaliving.com, you got the most comfortable space to call your own. So, making yourself get out of that warm mattress and cosy bed is obviously difficult.
But all that snoozing you’re doing actually isn’t good for you. Not only does it delay your schedule (or even make you skip breakfast), those extra five minutes can actually lead to further exhaustion and even cognitive impairment. That’s not what you want to wake up with in the morning. So, how can you help yourself get out of bed on time? We’ve got five tips for you to try to actually wake up with your alarm. Let’s dive in.
Upgrade your alarm
We all know the advantages of smartphones and probably rely on them to function as our alarm clocks too. But the problem with making your phone your alarm is that it’s just too easy to ignore. You can hit the snooze button with very little effort or your phone could run out of battery in the night, making you miss your alarm. Instead, you should invest in a separate alarm clock for your bedside table. There are a whole bunch of new alarm clocks on the market that have several features that make them difficult to ignore. Choose an alarm-cum-lamp that will increase its brightness, flooding your room with ‘sunlight’ so that you wake up on time, or download an app like ‘I Can’t Wake Up Alarm Clock’ that requires you to do a particular task in order to switch it off.
Place your alarm at a distance
One of the main reasons that you find it so easy to keep hitting the snooze button on your phone is because it’s within reach. Instead, try keeping your phone on a desk or a surface that’s further away from your bed. This means that when your alarm goes off in the morning, you’ll have to get out of bed to silence it. Taking all that effort of getting out of bed will probably impel you to start your day instead of falling asleep again.
Keep your sleep routine consistent
Your brain is a creature of habit. That means it can get used to anything, even waking up early. What you need to do is provide it consistency. Try going to sleep at the same time every night so that your body gets used to the pattern. If you find yourself very drowsy in the mornings, we recommend hitting the hay half an hour earlier than usual. Creating a sleep routine for yourself will ensure your body is getting all the rest it needs before your alarm rings. Over time, as you get used to this schedule, you might even find yourself able to wake up without an alarm at all.
Create incentives for yourself
When all else fails, turn to bribes. If you’re absolutely not an early bird, you can create an incentive or a treat that will make you want to wake up in the morning. This could be a make-ahead breakfast that you’ve prepared the night before, or a chapter of a book you’ve been planning to read. Set aside some time in the morning for a task that you really enjoy so that when that alarm rings, you actually want to get out of bed.
Enlist a friend to help
If you’ve tried everything else and you still can’t trust yourself to wake up in the morning then enlist a friend to do the job for you. We don’t mean asking them to be a human alarm clock, but instead make plans to meet your friends for a morning walk or a workout or join a yoga class together. This is especially easy if you live in a PG in JP Nagar as you can count on one of your roommates to help you out. Knowing that someone else is counting on your presence will make you a lot more accountable towards waking up on time and sticking to your sleep schedule. Plus, first thing in the morning is one of the best times to exercise so you’ll be doing yourself a favour too. Add to this the opportunity to grab a yummy breakfast at your paying guest accommodation and enjoy it at a leisurely pace in your cafetaria and it will feel like you’ve started the day on the perfect note.take proper sleep of 7-8 hours which also helps you to revitalized skin.
Say goodbye to your struggles with waking up in the morning. Rise and shine!