Train Yourself To Wake Up In The Morning
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Do you have a hard time waking up in the morning? I believe it was Ben Franklin who said;
"Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."
I am pretty sure this works for women too! Anyway, I am not wealthy or wise, but I do feel better when I get up early in the morning, and I feel good when I have to be somewhere in the morning and get up in time to do the things I need to do and to get ready, without running around like the proverbial chicken (with his head cut off).
Now don't feel like you are alone with your issue of having problems getting up in the morning. Millions of people around the world struggle with this, and believe it or not, I was one of them until I started using some of the tips I'm going to share with you in this article. Hopefully, some of these tips will work for you, and you can start waking up on time and feeling your best. Imagine what you could do if you could wake up an hour earlier every day?
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Basic first steps to waking up in the morning
1. The first and most important tip is to get a good nights sleep. That doesn't necessarily mean a lot of sleep but quality sleep with no distractions, a comfortable bed, and comfortable clothing.
2. Do something active as soon as your alarm goes off whether it is standing up, drinking a glass of water or getting in the shower.
3. Set your alarm clock out of arms reach, It becomes much harder to hit snooze if you can't reach the alarm. Check out this funny article about an alarm clock that every time you hit snooze you donate money to your most hated charity
4. Have a reason for waking up early if not it will be hard to find motivation to wake up.
Have A Good Reason To Get Up In The Morning
What's your passion? What gets you excited? It may sound simplistic, but the answers to these questions are great motivators to wake up in the morning. You might not be excited about going to work or school, but if you're into a craft, or exercise, or even video games, why not wake up 30 minutes early and work on that activity before you start working on things you don't want to do?
I don't know about you, but I am certainly not motivated to rise and shine if I am facing a day filled with things I don't want to do. I happen to be into exercise and a little gaming here and there, so I try to get up earlier than I need to so I can do some FUN things before I tackle the unpleasant stuff. If you work a little at this, you can trick your mind into putting aside thinking about tasks you're dreading, and just thinking about getting up to have a little fun. Get really good at it, and every day is a weekend! Okay, sort of...
Alarm clock on wheels for the real heavy sleeper
Practice waking up
Don't laugh this really works
If you want to be good at anything in life you have to practice and waking up is not exception. What do I mean by practice waking up? This is what you need to do. Setup your room or wherever you sleep just like it would be in the morning, put on the clothes that you normally sleep in and set your alarm clock for a couple minutes from now. Then crawl in bed, close your eyes like you are going to sleep and wait for the alarm to go off. As soon as it goes off sit up and get out of bed. Do this several times to get your body used to getting up as soon as it hears the alarm. I know this sounds goofy but it works.
The Sonic Boom Alarm Clock - For Those That Need A Marching Band To Wake Them Up!
Do you know the difference between a heavy sleeper and a HEAVY sleeper? For those of you who think the only difference between the two in the last sentence is the all caps, well, you have never met MRS. Kimark421 (My better half). She's a little better than she used to be, but unfortunately the "used to be" her could sleep through the Ohio State marching band performing in our bedroom.
So, what do we do when she needs to wake up and I am not there to shove her out of bed? Well, we have the "Sonic Boom Alarm Clock". Not only is this alarm clock LOUD, it shakes the bed too. I am sure there are folks out there that are heavier sleepers than the missus, but I am convinced that you would have to be in a coma for the Sonic Boom Clock to not work on you.
Check it out:
How many hours of sleep do you need to wake up feeling good?
How many hours of sleep do you need a night?
Does waking up early help to become more successful in life?
Do you believe that the successful people in life wake up early or do they sleep in and get more done at night
Do you have to wake up early in the morning to be successful?
Absolutly sleeping in is for slackers
Coffee and how it affects your sleep
Do you drink coffee first thing in the morning to wake up? Well you may be surprised to find out that your morning cup of joe may be the reason your not sleeping well at night. Caffeine can stay in your blood for over 12 hours and keep your body from getting the quality nights sleep it need. If you want to do a little experiment try not drinking coffee for one week and see if you wake feeling better by the end of the week. I know it sounds crazy a whole week without coffee but give it a try you'll be glad you did.
Super Loud Alarm Clocks
Wake Up Fail
Here's How I Got Up In The Morning Back In The Day
With a Snoopy alarm clock. You couldn't ignore this thing!!
Get Your Own Snoopy Alarm Clock
How lack of sleep affects your health
Did you know that the amount of sleep you get at night can affect your health? Getting less than 7 hours a night of sleep greatly increases your risk of serious disease and colds but getting more than 8 hours a night disrupts blood sugar levels increasing your chance of getting type 2 diabetes. These are the more serious factors but of course you also have to think about sleepiness, lack of production and low energy levels. I guess what I am trying to say is that it is best to get 7-8 hours of sleep a night keep your body and mind healthy.
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