I’ve been being better to myself mentally and physically lately, and a big part of that is in the way I start my days. It’s so easy to fall into the rut of groaning as we turn off the alarm for another day, but it has made such a difference for me to get up and start my day off with positivity! I’ve never been a morning person, but I am definitely becoming one. I’m learning to love my mornings!
Waking up like this makes me more productive throughout the day, more optimistic, and so much less stressed. So many benefits from such a little change! Here are 5 ways that you, too, can wake up happier and start your day off right!
|ONE| Turn off the screens at least 30 min before you want to sleep. ALL of them. Yes, even your phone. Just put it down! They cause stress and the screen itself being on can trigger your brain that it’s still time to be awake!
|TWO| Need some sort of noise as you go to sleep? Try some light music. Classical or something mellow will help with the noise without being a distraction keeping you up.
|THREE| Go to bed at the same time every night. Get up at the same time in the mornings. Getting your body trained into a routine will make things so much easier.
|FOUR| Don’t hit snooze. No, really. Just don’t. It may feel like you’re getting a few extra minutes of rest, but your body really isn’t able to bank on that little bit of time and you’re throwing it all out of balance! Instead, set your alarm for the time you actually want to get up, and follow it.
|FIVE| Move your body. Even just a little. I’m not saying you need a whole intense workout first thing if that’s not your kind of thing. Even just 10 minutes of yoga, stretching, walking, whatever will get you in the right frame of mind and wake you up! Or just do a few jumping jacks or push ups to get yourself moving!
|BONUS| Keep a glass of water by your bed and drink it as soon as you wake up. If you can’t do this because, like me, your cat is a jerk who feels the need to knock over water glasses, just get up and grab a glass before you get moving or get in the shower. I’m a big believer that water is the key to pretty much anything, and it certainly doesn’t hurt first thing in the morning!
Hopefully this is helpful for anyone who is trying to wake up earlier or happier in the mornings! What are your tips and tricks for waking up with positivity? Let em know below!