Feeling like a bit of a night owl?
Finding it hard to get up in the morning when you know there is so much to do?
Too tired to take everything in at that important meeting you’ve had scheduled all month?
Becoming an early bird isn’t as hard as you think.
Here’s our tips:
Early morning means early night right? Not necessarily!
Don’t be fooled thinking your body and brain will be ready to sleep on call as needed.
It doesn’t always work like that!
Everything is a process and they can all take time.
Try going to bed 15 minutes earlier each night and let your body do the rest.
You’ll soon be waking up feeling more refreshed!
In a serious relationship with your snooze button?
Time to get rid!
Find an alarm without a snooze button, find a smart alarm!
There are plenty of apps out there that can help, from playing your choice of music to problem solving a puzzle to wake your brain.
Or you could even put it further away from your bed so you have to actually get up to stop it, the good old fashioned way.
Plan ahead and make sure you have more than enough time to do what you need to do. Rushing around in the morning can have a negative impact and take away any chance of starting the day with a positive frame of mind.
Giving yourself even 20 minutes extra to relax really can set the tone for the day ahead!
Get Up & Go
The thought of exercising really can make you tired but getting up and getting your blood pumping can actually be more beneficial than you think.
Studies show that morning exercise can lower your blood pressure, relieve stress and anxiety and above all else it’s a great sleeping aid. Maybe get that early night we talked about!
Let there be light!
Light can trick the brain into thinking that the day has begun, do whatever you need to do to keep it light. Sleep with the curtains open if you have to! Or invest in a bright light for your bedroom. The dark days are over!
Don’t eat and run
Breakfast doesn’t have to be fast! Make time to enjoy sitting and eating your breakfast properly and opt for a protein rich food to set you up for the day. Protein can make you alert and awake whereas carbohydrates can promote tiredness. Put that bagel down now and get scrambling those eggs!
Most importantly just seize the day!
Don’t let a little tiredness get in your way.
Get up, get ready for the day ahead and see just what can be achieved.
Time to be an early bird.
Time to get up and time to shine.
Now go get that worm..