Waking up in the morning can be difficult. In fact, it is the main reason people are late for work. If this has been happening to you, do not worry. You have plenty of company. Hundreds of millions of people around the world share the same issue. So how do we beat something that seems so simple to beat? During college, I was often late for class because I overslept. Now, since I have started my work career, I am much better at getting up and getting to where I need to be on time.
The simple motion of getting out of bed is the toughest, and most people simply need to stand up to be up for the day. So have a look at these four helpful tips for waking up in the morning and being on time for work, school or whatever it is you have to do. These have worked for me, and I hope these methods can be of help to you.
Tip #1: Put your alarm clock away from the bed. By using this method, you are forced to stand up and go turn off the alarm. I noticed that during my school days I would just set my alarm near my bedside and didn’t even need to move my body to turn it off; now I set my alarm across the room, and it forces me to jump off the mattress to go shut it off. Remember to use self-control, and do not go back to your bed. Make sure to make the alarm as annoying as possible so you want to get up and turn it off. For example, my alarm is awful 1980’s techno music; you just can’t continue to snooze once you hear that nonsense.
Tip #2: Use multiple alarms. I like to use three, and I always set the first alarm roughly an hour before I have to wake up. Make a second alarm ten minutes before you have to get up, and a third alarm at the actual time you have to get up. Try to get up at the second alarm. The first alarm will be a great relief to you; you will think you have to get up only to realize that you have plenty of more time to relax. This method makes you more ready to wake up when you have to.
Tip #3: Go to bed earlier. Try hitting the sack roughly a half hour before you usually do and waking up a half hour before you usually do. Since I always have trouble finding my pants or a matching shirt, I find this extra time to be mine to use if something does not go smoothly in the morning get ready routine. Not to mention going to bed earlier is simply healthier; it also makes waking up easier.
Tip #4: Eat a hearty breakfast. Eat some eggs, some fruit and drink some juice to get your motor running in the morning. My breakfast usually consists of a cup of orange juice, cup of coffee, two eggs, an apple and a banana. As motivation to wake up, I like to put a cup of iced tea or iced coffee in the fridge. Knowing you have a beverage that will give you energy already waiting for you will give you more motivation to get out of bed.
Author’s Own Experiences