5 Psychological Strategies to Get You Up in the Morning
Getting up early in the morning can be a real challenge for our us. Whether it be because of another depressing working day ahead of us or because we have not slept enough hours, the alarm clock suddenly becomes our worst enemy. However, this is not so difficult if it’s important for us to get up in a leisurely way and gain an upper hand on the clock or, simply, not to fall back to sleep again.
Today we will talk about 5 psychological strategies that will help us to get up early. The truth is that they work, although many may consider them to be “laughable”, either because they seem funny to us or because we have seen them done in a movie. The truth is that they are key to achieving that goal that many people find so difficult.
Adopting healthy sleep habits will allow you to rest better, to be more productive throughout your day.
1. Position the alarm clock as far away as possible
Surely it has happened to you that you were so tired that you accidentally ended up turning off your alarm clock without being aware of it. A few minutes later you woke up startled, wondering why it had not gone off. It had gone off, but you turned it off without realizing it. That is why it is so important to put the alarm clock as far away as possible.
Despite your lethargy, you won’t have any option but to turn off that deafening noise that is annoying you so much and the rest of the neighbors for that matter. That way it will be much easier to get going and you won’t feel the temptation to continue sleeping, because you will be already on your feet! If you also ensure the alarm clock has a high volume set and an alarm that you just can’t ignore, then it will be so much easier for you.
2. Look after your sleeping environment
Isn’t it true that if you open your eyes and see that your room is a complete mess, then the last thing you’ll want to do is get up? That is why it is so important that you take care of your sleeping environment, so that it is just as inviting to get up as it is to drift off to sleep in. However, to achieve this, you’ll have to pay special attention to all those elements that can distract you, such as the light of a computer on standby or the notifications on your phone.
What are we referring to exactly? To your phone which can receive a message at two in the morning or to the television that hasn’t been programmed to turn itself off and is therefore on all night. All this will cause you to take longer to get to sleep and also make you wake up again and again during the night.
A suitable temperature and a comfortable mattress and pillows can favor a much more complete rest.
3. Try music
Waking up and putting on your favorite music can be an excellent option to energize you and help you start the day well. This will allow you to brush your teeth, have a wash, have breakfast and get dressed in a much more cheerful way than if you did it in absolute silence. Of course, be very careful not to put it on too high in case as well as waking yourself up, you do the same to the neighbors.
But maybe you’re wondering, what is the best music to get up to? Well one of the best options is to put on some kind of motivational music that charges your batteries, improves your mood and makes you feel that today the world is at your feet!
4. Apps can help us to get up
Thanks to the latest technologies you can have at your disposal several elements that will help you to avoid going back to sleep again. Some of these apps are even programmed to respect your sleep cycles and help you rest much better. But what do you do when the alarm clock rings and your body refuses to get out of bed?
There is a very curious app called “Puzzle Alarm Clock”. This app is an alarm clock that will not stop ringing until it knows you’re awake. How does it know this? Because you’ll have to solve different problems or riddles before you can permanently turn off your alarm. A new, curious and entertaining way to wake you up in the mornings.
Starting the day with a game that requires concentration will leave you with nothing left to wake you up at all.
5. Maintain a healthy sleep pattern
To maintain a healthy sleep pattern, and to wake up more energetically without putting off the moment you have to get up, requires you to follow a series of steps that, perhaps, you are overlooking. One that you will know is to not have big dinners, because your body having to digest so much food can give you insomnia.
Likewise, it is not recommended to take any caffeine from 6 pm for the same reason. Also, we mustn’t forget to remind you to try to be consistent when it comes to the time you go to bed. Also, this time you go to bed has to be one that allows you to get enough rest: you can’t expect to get up at 5 a.m. if you go to bed at 2 o’clock in the morning.