1. Making myself shut off everything on time at night; I have a tough time shutting down sometimes, but am becoming more consistent (yay!)
2. Put whatever device wakes you up (phone or alarm clock) far enough away, so that you must get out of bed to turn it off, helps.
3. I found it was not enough on some days to get out of bed. So, I have water next to my phone now and drink 4 to 8 ounces of water when I get up.
I then feel more alert and energized and will find I cannot go back to sleep; even if I lay back down I will usually get back up before the snooze ends and turn off the alarm before it goes off again.
It has taken a while, but these days I am getting used to just not laying back down and staying up. If really tired, I will try and take a 20 minute nap in the afternoon. The app has an interesting caffeinated nap option which actually worked for me.
Best of luck to you! Sleep is important to memory and not being cranky all day. 🙂
Don’t let excuses get the better or You, remember why you started.
The first week is hard, the message reminds me it’s worth it. Getting into the routine is the hardest park… soon you will be in the rhythm and loving it.
Keep going, you’ve got this !!!
There are devices and apps that track your sleeping cycle such as "sleep for android" and will wake you as your REM cycle ends in the time frame you set.
Another useful tool I found is to stop using the sound alarm and instead use a viration with your phone/watch or, and this is what I do, a "sunrise clock" – these desktop clocks can have sound alarm but their main feature is to slowly light up the room prior to desired time of waking up imitating surise and allowing the body's cycle to slowly adjust to waking up.
That being said, a good night sleep is the most important thing that will help you wake up refreshed and to not need the snooze button !
earlier. At my age I think it is good for me to sleep until I wake up.
Ps: A great breakfast or a small morning treat for yourself could help.
For my point of view, that I have always been a night owl, the morning routine certainly helped. On the other hand I enjoy weekends that I stay in bed a little bit more 😉
I go to bed very early on the nights I have to get up and am able to get up at five each morning which allows me time to exercise, journal and other things
This way you kind of force yourself to wake up early as you already slept enough and you have some important work to do.
Secondly, don’t use the snooze button, ever.
Thirdly, try the 5-Second-Rule by Mel Robbins.
If you exercise right when you wake up, some people say try going to sleep in your exercise clothes? But I’m. It sure if that would actually be comfortable depending on what you wear to exercise.
Sleep earlier so you can wake up earlier. Or also do some exercises on bed until all you body is awake.
And fake the time put your alarm 15-20 before the actual time you have to wake up.
Brushing my teeth in the mornings is more useful than washing my face to provide wakefulness. Choose a song that you love, brush your teeth, dance a few minutes, hug your pet 👹 Theese are useful for me…
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