“Waking up early”. Isn’t that single sentence terrific? You will have to leave your comfy bed and pull up yourself out of the bed while your eyes plead you to shut them. Aren’t these the things that make us sleep an extra hour? You can obey them and go back to bed.
But the problem starts after you wake up. If you have school or work you’ll have to run in the speed of lightning to get ready, finish breakfast and reach your destination. Phew!
Imagine a morning where you wake up and sip your coffee relaxing. Then do all the things in a slow, steady and calm way and reach your office or school atleast 5 minutes earlier, so you could gather yourself for the day. Heaven isn’t it? How do you achieve it exactly?
Morning starts from night
For a peaceful morning we have to make sure certain things in the night. Pick your workout clothes and things you’ll need for the early morning workout the night before. Decide what you have to cook tomorrow and move the things needed for them to the front row of the cupboard and fridge. Write a to do list and also pack your bag if you can. This will leave you with a lot of time in the morning.
The sleep environment
Bring in the sleeping vibe in your bedroom. Make sure your bedroom is only for sleeping, not for those snacks or Netflix. Cover the windows with a thick curtain so that light doesn’t peep in and make the temperature of the room cool. Read a book (physical book not apps in your mobile or Kindle) in your bed read it till you droop. We are aiming here to change you into a morning person naturally, so you have to do things that invoke sleep naturally. When you feel sleepy close the book, switch off the lights and go sleep.
Throw that alarm away
When you droop to sleep naturally you are most likely to wake up early without an alarm within 6 to 8 hours. If you feel you won’t be able to wake up within 8 hours. Use an alarm that doesn’t have snooze option and wake up with the alarm after a week or so, stop using the alarm. Your body clock will be more than enough for you by now. Wake up naturally and you will feel less tired the whole day.
Rise and shine
The first thing you should do as soon as you wake up is to smile. I know, I know, it is tough even to tear yourself off the bed and move but smiling will make it more easier. Sulking or making the sloth face would force you to go back to the bed. So smile brightly when you wake up
The bathroom routine
As soon as your eyes flaps open and your lips stretch into a smile, get off and walk to the bathroom. Do it till your mind recognises it as a single, inseperable process. Initially it would be tough but once your mind registers it, you will find yourself subconsciously walking to the bathroom as soon as you wake up. Brush your teeth, wash your face and face your day with a fresh start.
In addition to the above things there is one particular thing called sleep cycle. When you complete one cycle the brain considers it as a completed sleep. One cycle is 90 minutes. Try to sleep in the multiples of 90 minutes.
For example if you want to wake up at 5:30 am, go to bed by 10 pm. The cycle will be:
- 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm
- 11:30 pm to 1:00 am
- 1:00 am to 2:30 am
- 2:30 am to 4:00 am
- 4:00 am to 5:30 am
Considering this cycle you can also wake up at 4 am. But make sure you have atleast 6 whole hours of sleep.
What happens when we don’t sleep a whole cycle?
If we wake up in between a cycle. In the above one let’s say, you overslept and woke up at 6:30 am, it isn’t 90 minutes complete after 5:30 am. You break the cycle and wake up in between. This may make you feel a lot more tired and also may make you yawn throughout the day. When I woke up with the perfect complete cycle, I felt a lot more energetic than when I didn’t wake up in a complete cycle ♡
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