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5 Ways to Wake Up Earlier

5 Ways to Wake Up Earlier

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Getting out of bed is a hard enough as it is, so when it’s cold and dark outside, staying snuggled under a warm duvet seems like a far more inviting prospect.

So, what can you do to prevent hitting that snooze button half a dozen times? Luckily, Check In Jakarta have some tips that will help you get out of bed in the morning, even when you don’t want to.

1. Plan The Night Before
In the interest of starting the day off on the right foot, the best thing to do is prepare everything the night before, so you’re ready to get going from the moment you wake up.

Tell yourself and others that you’re going to get up. Get things ready the night before, your clothes, your breakfast bowl, etc.

2. Let Some Light In
Starting your day with a good dose of sunlight resets your circadian rhythm and sends a “let’s wake up” message to your brain. As such, you should go to bed with blinds partly open to wake you up at times of the year when it tends to still be dark.

3. Ban Gadget from the Bedroom
Having an “electronic sundown” at least 30-45 minutes before you go to bed including turning off the TV and avoiding your phone. This reduces anxiety levels and stops the bran from being over stimulated by the dopamine produced when you bombard the brain with blue light and information,.

Leave your devices out of the bedroom and don’t check the time during the night. It’s normal to wake during the night but if you have a tendency to wake up, check the time and then fret it will stop you getting back to sleep.

4. Eat and Drink The Right Things
Before you hit the hay it’s important to avoid alcohol or caffeine as “both will stop you achieving the pure deep sleep that you need in order to wake up feeling energised and optimistic.”

Avoiding caffeine after 16.00, as the half-life of it is 5 hours. This means, if you have a cup of coffee at 18.00, you will still have half the amount in your system at 23.00.

Similarly, try drinking water as soon as you wake up as this will hydrate your cells and brain to get your energy moving. Eating breakfast within 30 minutes of getting up will also raise your metabolism and entrain the body to start the day with more energy.

5. Convince Yourself That You Can
If you’re constantly telling yourself that you’re not a morning person, it’s time to change that. Instead of grumbling about how awful it is to get up, tell yourself how much you’re looking forward to waking up in the morning and keep saying it. Self-suggestion is very powerful.