Getting out of bed is easy: Are you one of those people who use the snooze button several times in the morning and just can’t get going? With our tips, this will change now!
Ah, if getting up in the morning wasn’t always such a torture! The bed is warm, the head still tired and the duvet so soft. It’s understandable that some people find it hard to get up in the morning. But with these tips, you won’t have to hit the snooze button in the future and you can start the day refreshed.
It’s much easier for your body to feel good in the morning if you always get up at the same time. (Yes, we mean at weekends too.) Your biorhythm can adapt to this fixed time. If all goes well, you will even wake up a few minutes before the alarm clock rings.
2. Familiar melodies
About the “alarm clock”: Always use the same sound or melody to wake you up. If you hear it and get up consistently at the sound of the alarm for a week or so, your mind will associate that alarm sound with activity and immediately activate your bloodstream in the future when you hear the familiar sounds.
Darkness and light have a considerable influence on how tired or awake we are. If you have trouble getting up in the morning, let as much light as possible into your room. Do away with external blinds and blackout curtains. This way, the increasing light of the morning sun will gently wake you up from your deep sleep. If the alarm clock rings at any time, waking up will only be half as difficult.
4. Sleep phases
Every night you go through different sleep phases: the light sleep phase, the transition phase, the deep sleep phase and the dream phase. They all form a cycle that lasts about 90 minutes. If you are awake during a deep sleep phase, it is particularly difficult to wake up. So try to plan your sleep so that you wake up at the end of this cycle. So don’t sleep the often recommended eight hours, but only seven and a half or even nine full hours.
This may sound logical, but it still needs to be mentioned here: Of course you have to make sure that your body gets enough sleep. If you wake up or get up after only two sleep cycles (about three hours), it is normal that getting up is difficult.
Get yourself in the mood to start the day and make sure you are in a good mood. For example, you can put on your favourite music just after getting up and dance happily to start the day.
What makes us feel better than something we really look forward to? Precisely that! So plan the day ahead in the evening and find or create something to look forward to. In the morning, when the alarm goes off, think about it.
If you have had enough sleep, followed your sleep cycles and done everything right, you should be able to start the day refreshed. If not, the reason could be dehydration. In this case, drink a large glass of water or – even better, because it tastes better – your favourite smoothie as soon as you wake up. This should give you a good start to the day.
If all else fails, there is only one thing left to do: bribe yourself! Realise that by getting up on time you save a lot of time. And you can use it for something really enjoyable. Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be a morning sport. On the contrary: it can also be a relaxing 15 minutes during which you enjoy a delicious, freshly brewed coffee.