One of the biggest challenges that a huge number of people face is getting out of bed in the mornings and actually being capable of enjoying it. Getting out of bed on a cold, drizzly Monday morning is likely to be one of the worst feelings in the world and I’m sure that we have all experienced a deep loathing that comes with it. Every now and again you might be on the verge of destroying the alarm clock, but it won’t make you feel any better. So how can you train yourself to be an early riser? Here’s some hints, four little ideas that I’ve come up with and found to work successfully for me over the years to deal with those horrid early mornings.
Routine, Routine, Routine
Our bodies naturally like routine. That is to say; we are all programmed to naturally adopt a routine and stick to it. The routine isn’t all about what time you get up in the morning, but about establishing a set time to go to sleep the night before. Make sure that you get the right amount of shut-eye and that you manage to get yourself into a routine of sleeping through until your alarm goes off. You might start to find that you begin waking up before your alarm! Setting a morning routine can be a great way to start your day and you’re bound to avoid being in a state for the rest of the day because of it.
Don’t Hit Snooze!
Research shows that the extra 5 minutes you spend in bed after your alarm goes off can have a negative impact on your productivity for the rest of the day. When you’re due to get up you’d better rise and shine! Giving yourself that extra 5 minutes may seem like a good idea at the time, but at any rate it will leave you feeling groggy.
Eat Well. Don’t Bolt Your Food.
You’ve probably heard it hundreds if not thousands of times before – but breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Make sure to eat properly in the mornings and not skip breakfast as it seems to be quite common nowadays. It’s a good idea to eat something that gives you slow releasing energy such as porridge or granola.
It’s been proven that exercise can get the brain working and can make us that little bit more productive. Try going out for a walk or going to the gym before work for a light workout. Not only does it help you to become more productive, but going to the gym can also help to enhance your general well-being and confidence.
Try to stick to my guide and within a week or two you will be feeling much better and more productive – I’m sure of it! Let me know what kind of person you are – a night owl or an early bird. I look forward to your comment.
drizzly – dżdżysty
loathing – wstręt
early riser – ranny ptaszek
horrid – okropny, straszny
shut-eye – sen
be in a state – być wytrąconym z równowagi
snooze – drzemka
rise and shine – wstawać i do dzieła
at any rate – w każdym razie
groggy – półprzytomny
bolt – pochłaniać (np. jedzenie)
porridge – owsianka
enhance – poprawiać
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