If you have ever looked through my other blog posts you may have stumbled upon a post I made about the benefits of waking up earlier and if you read that post you will know that I promised to post some tips on how to actually wake up earlier. Well here it is:
1. Move your alarm clock
For many people hitting that dreaded snooze button is all too easy. Instead of keeping your alarm clock next to your bed move it well out of arms reach so that you actually have to get out of bed to switch it off, once you are out of bed you are very unlikely to get back in it and fall asleep.
2. Open your curtains
Our bodies are designed to wake up to the natural light from the sunrise. Therefore, if you open your curtains during the summer months when the sun starts to rise very early in the morning, you will be woken up by the sunlight. Not only will you wake up earlier but it will be a lot easier to get out of bed because your bodies natural sleep cycle has not been disturbed by an alarm clock and as a result you will have a lot more energy and feel refreshed in the morning.
3. Change your alarm sound regularly.
When our alarm sound is kept the same, sometimes our body gets used to it and will eventually end up sleeping through it, this is worse than hitting the snooze button and should be avoided at all costs. Instead, change your alarm sound at least once a week and even set it as some music that you like that way, you will be able to listen to your favorite songs in the morning while you gently awaken from sleep.
4.Go to bed earlier
This may seem obvious but it is recommended that we get at least 8 hours of sleep each night to be fully rested for the next day. Workout what time you need to go to bed at so that you get enough sleep and try to switch off any electrical device or artificial light source an hour before going to bed so that your body is ready to go to sleep.