There are two types of people in this world: morning people and people who struggle to roll out of bed every single day. As adults, with plenty to do, it’s fairly obvious that morning people are at an advantage here. After all, when you wake up earlier you can get far more done throughout the day than if you sleep until noon. So how can those who hate the sight of the sun coming through their window in the morning work to reverse their hate of daybreak? Read on to discover what you can do to make mornings your favorite time of day.
Listen, we all love to get an extra nine minutes of sleep every morning but that additional time in bed may actually be doing you a disservice. When you drift in and out of sleep, even for just a few minutes, you begin to confuse your mind and your body which results in your experiencing sleep inertia, which is basically just feeling groggy. The effects of this can last for several hours, making your day harder and you more tired as you try to get things done. Try setting your alarm for the exact time you have to get up and skip snooze from now on for best results.
This may be easier said than done, but try not to think about all the things you have to accomplish that day right upon waking. Stressing yourself out by making a mental list of everything you need to get done will only lend to you feeling exhausted before your day has even actually started. Take the first 10-15 minutes of your day to practice gratitude so that you can be in a positive state of mind for the rest of the day.
If you hate how abruptly your alarm wakes you in the mornings, try something different. Open your curtains before you head to bed, that way the sun can wake you, rather than the obnoxious ringing of your alarm. If you cannot wake up without an alarm, we would suggest purchasing one that allows you to wake gradually, something like the sound of wind chimes or a soothing melody will work best.
When you get a good night’s sleep, it will be much easier for you to get out of bed in the morning. How can you do this? There are a couple of ways. First of all, create a nightly routine that relaxes you. Whether it’s reading a book or taking a soothing bath, this routine should signal to your body that the day is over and it’s time for you to get some rest. The second thing you can do is invest in bedding that allows you to sleep well. While that old quilt you have been sleeping under since college holds a ton of nostalgia, it’s simply not as comfortable as it could be. Purchasing soft sheets, fluffy pillows and a snuggly down comforter will make the process of falling asleep much faster, rendering a better night of sleep for you. We have a large selection of bedding in the Warm Things online store. Find the right one for you when you shop today and take one step closer to being a morning person once and for all.