I’m convinced that the world is split between two types of people; those that hop up in the morning, bright eyed and ready to take on the day… and those that continue to push the snooze button “just one more time” before slowly drawing themselves out of bed begrudgingly. I happen to fall into the latter category. At least I did…
While I’m still not the world’s cheeriest morning person, I’ve learned some tips and tricks along the way that definitely help make getting up early more bearable.
Ease into Early Starts
Your body needs time to adjust to waking up early, if you’ve been sleeping in for a while. It’s like getting into a pool of cold water… some people prefer to just jump right in, but most of us need to ease into it. Gradually add 10-15 minutes to your wakeup time each morning, rather than making a drastic change overnight.
Move your Alarm Clark
It’s hard not to fall into the temptation of the snooze button. Move your alarm clock out of arms reach, so you’ll have to get out of the bed to turn it off. This makes it much less likely you’ll fall back asleep.
Make A Morning Incentive
What about mornings makes you dread them the most? Don’t start off that way! Instead, find an activity you like to do (like reading or stretching) and do that first thing instead. Waking up is much easier when you have something to look forward to.
Get Enough Sleep
Just because you’re waking up earlier doesn’t mean only your morning routine will change. Adjust your evening routine to allow you to go to bed sooner, so you’ll be sure to get enough rest.
Use Folgers Perfect Measures Coffee
Who has time to stand around measuring coffee in the mornings? When you aren’t a morning person, you need a quick and easy caffeine fix. Folgers Perfect Measures allow you to just throw the tab into your coffee machine, and water, and go. No more measuring spoons or equations.
Granted, these tips won’t make you magically turn into a chipper morning person. They will, however, make it much easier to adjust to getting into the habit of working early.
What tips do you have for waking up early? Drop a comment below.
This post is sponsored by Folgers. All thoughts are my own.