‘My only relief is to sleep. When I’m sleeping I’m devoid of any feelings. I’m peaceful.’
As much as we all love to sleep, we don’t realize how beautiful the world is at dawn. The sun has different shade of an orangish-red; a slight cold breeze; whizzing chirr of the insects; the world is just beginning to awaken. Early mornings capture nature’s beauty in the most memorizing manner.
Waking up early keeps your body and mind fresh for the rest of the day.
People usually have misconceptions regarding early mornings; they are filled with negativity and consider getting up early, exhausting. Change your attitude. Imagine a perfect morning every night before you go to sleep. Imagine yourself feeling fresh and energetic as soon as you wake up. Life is what you make of it.
Waking up early has always been a challenge for most of us. When our morning alarms would go off, all the good intentions in the world couldn’t pull us out of the bed. So, here are some tips which will help you to become a morning person
Manipulate the Environment:
Block all sources of light, even the tiny red light indicating your TV’s turned off. Put your gadgets away and stop watching TV at least one hour before bedtime, as the blue light from these screens disrupt your body’s secretion of melatonin, the hormone that regulates your sleep cycle.
If you want to read, use a real book and a night light. Keep your bedroom at a comfortable chill.
- Eat a big lunch, a slightly lighter breakfast and dinner.
- Waking up to a bright sunny room will minimize your grogginess and make you feel more alert after waking up.
- As soon as you get up, drink a glass full of water, or a cup of coffee. Either of these would make you feel awake.
- Start your mornings by things you like to do. Morning walks. Novels. Radio. Gym.
Early rising can boost your mood for the entire day and improve you sleep cycle.
By waking up at least an hour early, you can use the quit morning time to mentally organize or plan out your day.
- The best way to avoid hitting the snooze button a hundred times is, by setting your alarm clock at least 20 minutes earlier than normal. Let’s say today you set the alarm at 8:40AM instead of 9:00 AM, the next day set your alarm to 8:20AM, afterwards 8:00AM and so on till to get a hang of it. This way you would not spend your whole day feeling tired and restless.
- Try to turn off your phones and laptops an hour before you want to go to sleep, because the bright lights suppress the hormone melatonin, messing up your sleep.
‘Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.’
Maybe success is really just a sunrise away.