For some waking early is the most exciting, peaceful and inspirational part of the day, and there are those who are on the other side, the anti-morning people. However, we think that Rising early gives you time for meditation, exercising, reading and whatever helps you to focus on your creativity and productivity.
The process of becoming a morning person may take some time if you are not a stable and determined to become one. So without further ado, we will present you 5 simple techniques to assist your successful early morning rise and shine:
Say no to the “I can’t do it” thoughts
Waking up early is not that big of a problem, stop posting pictures of not a morning person, you can talk to me after 12 pm, and similar stuff. Instead of thinking about that, redirect your thoughts on the positive events, the extra time you’ll have to all the wonderful things that you’ll experience throughout the day.
Imagine your perfect morning
In other words, picture yourself as the person you want to become, how would you like your mornings to stars? Are you cuddling with your loved one, are you reading the newspapers, are you meditating? Are you enjoying a cup of tea?
Turn off the pressure
Make the worries from your workplace, the bills, the bad emotions, the unlucky events from the past days, or the problems you expect for the day you are waking up to, not welcomed in your morning thoughts. Instead of that, make smiling your morning routine, smile or laugh for 2 minutes. This means that you don’t have to bother attempting to these nervous situations. They will be replaced with total joy and delight.
Get to know your body clock
If you’ve been riding the sleep deprivation roller coaster for a while, you might not even know how much sleep your body naturally would want if you weren’t staying up late and slapping around the alarm clock in the morning. You can’t just wake up earlier and not go to bed earlier. This routine leads to crash. If you want to get a good night sleep you should start adjusting your nights to mornings. Set a bedtime of 5-8.5 hours before you want to wake up. Exercising also helps insomnia, it gets your body tired so you’ll sleep will improve.
Avoid long naps
Extended naps can make disorder in your sleeping rhythms. Make sure you keep the nap under the 30-minute mark. Try to make naps before 4 pm, if you need to restore and boost your energy levels, this will do it without causing you problems later at night.