Fall in love with the morning: tips on how to start getting up early
Sleep (Latin somnus) is a natural physiological state characterized by a lower response to the surrounding world, inherent in mammals, birds, fish and some other animals, including insects (eg, fruit flies).
Becoming a lark will not be easy if you are used to sleeping longer, and then hurry to work or for your daily business. A little planning and understanding of the advantages of early recovery - and you can turn from drowsy into a lark, using the pre-dawn hours correctly! Another way is to go to bed early. It will not be difficult to do this if you work out for a while.
Many people would like to restructure their schedule to get up early. Someone has a project that simply does not have enough time after work. Someone just wants to read the book in a relaxed atmosphere. However, this habit can not be easy. Blogger Sarah Peterson in her column for Fast Company shared her advice on how to do it.
So simple that you can not say "no"
Setting the alarm clock to an earlier time does not guarantee that you will wake up. In the end, you can press the "postpone" button endlessly. What to do in this case? The expert advises to start with a very small step - to set the alarm clock only one minute earlier each day. After three weeks (considering only working days), you will get up already 15 minutes earlier, and do not even notice it. You made the process so simple that it was impossible to say no.
Yes, before reaching the goal, for example, getting up 2 hours earlier, you'll have to wait a few months, but it's better than not giving up such plans at all.
Agree on early meetings
Agree on early meetings with other people who get up as early as you do. This, first, adds a sense of responsibility. Secondly, your body is more likely to wake up by itself if you have something planned. Remember how you wake up a few minutes before the alarm clock when you have an important matter assigned.
So not only the alarm clock, but also the morning meetings will be an additional push to wake up.
Create a wake-up atmosphere
The things that surround you in the morning also matter. For example, you are more likely to get involved in sports if sportswear is prepared in advance. Leave the alarm where you can not reach it and just need to stand up to turn it off. If there is such a function, put the coffee maker on a timer so that the coffee is ready for your lifting, etc. Think about what "improvements" are suitable for you.
Find the specific cause of failure
You tried to get up early, but nothing happened? Try to establish exactly what steps on the way to this goal you could not realize. For example, you set the alarm clock for an earlier time, but always put off raising. Perhaps you are trying to get up much earlier and do not let the body gradually get used to. Or you just do not get enough sleep, going to bed too late.
Think not only about big, but also about small problems. If this, for example, is a banal cold that does not allow you to get out from under the blanket, put a warm robe next to it to dive into it at once.
Find an excuse that you will like
Determine why you want to get up early. It is important to find a positive motivation. If you plan to get up to run, but at the same time you absolutely do not like running, most likely, you will not be able to follow such a schedule for a long time. Why not reformat your day? Plan for the morning what you really love and what inspires you.
Another way to support motivation is a simple calendar. Hang a calendar in the room and mark when you got up earlier. A few crossed out weeks will encourage you not to allow passes in the calendar in the future.
Tune in that you are a "morning person"
Self - adjustment is another important factor. The belief that you are an "owl" and that you need to overcome yourself for the morning's upswings will negatively affect your plans. Try to simply give up this mantra. Perhaps you only need more time to get used to the new schedule, and you will feel quite comfortable.