Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a part of the early risers crew? Look no further; now could be time to learn how to train your body to wake up early and start getting a headstart one everyone else for the day.
Make gradual changes
One of the most tempting things to do is to try and make too many changes all at once. However, it can be easy to find it all too much and slip into old habits and find ourselves struggling to get out of bed in the morning. Going to bed a little earlier each night and waking up earlier each day can be a gradual way to help train your body to wake up early.
Keep the alarm away
One way to help get out of bed in the morning is to keep your alarm on the other side of the room. Sometimes, it’s tempting to hit the snooze button one too many times. Before we know it, we might have accidentally spent an extra hour in bed. However, having to get up to turn it off means that you will already be out of bed.
Make it a reward
Perhaps you love to read? Maybe you enjoy a morning coffee? Having something to look forward to in the morning can help to convince your brain that waking up early might not be such a bad thing after all. In fact, you might soon grow to like it more than you thought. The best bit? Incorporating a workout into your morning routine can help your mind, body, and soul before the day has even begun.
Create a routine
This goes for the morning – and the night before. Many of us try to rush into bed without any time to unwind. Having a bath, practicing some meditation, or reading a book can help us relax before we try to head off to sleep. Plus, knowing what we need to do and when we need to have it done in the morning means we don’t have to stumble around wondering what to do.
Shut off devices
Yes, that really does mean avoiding your cell phone for a few hours before you go to bed. The blue light from the screen can wreak havoc with our natural sleep pattern as it stops our brains from producing melatonin. This hormone helps our bodies go to sleep. To top it off, less blue light before bed means that we could get a better night’s sleep, too.
Think about all the things that could stand in your way of getting to bed on time and waking up early. Now, think about how you can overcome those obstacles. If you know you struggle to put your phone down, then try leaving it in the other room while you sleep. If you think that you won’t want to make your lunch in the morning, try making it the night before instead.
Training your body to wake up early might sound like a tough task, but it might not be long before you are up and active before even the earliest of risers. In fact, it could only take a few small changes to help break the habits of a lifetime and start a new routine. Whoever would have thought we could ever be an early bird?