People who wake up early on a regular basis tend to be healthier and more optimistic. Morning people experience lower levels of anxiety and depression than night owls. They are more resistant to fatigue, which comes in handy when you are trying to get things done during the day. To help make the morning a little easier, try some of these tips:
The night before:
Try to eliminate electronics from the bedroom. As a good rule of thumb, disconnect yourself from them 45–60 min before bed. They stimulate the brain too much, which isn’t conducive to falling asleep. Things like your phone or computer can also remind you of work, school, etc., and all the worries associated with those things.
Bring positivity to bed. Positivity eliminates worries and stress. If you have doubts and negative thoughts as you prepare to sleep, that’s all your mind will focus on. And no matter how tired your body is, you won’t be able to fall asleep if your mind won’t let you.
In the morning:
Invite natural light into your room in the morning. It’s good to keep your room dark at night, but keeping it that way when you’re trying to wake up can be problematic. Your mind will associate the darkness with night, and you’ll find yourself hitting the snooze button more than once.
Meditate. Spending five minutes doing some breathing exercises or simple yoga poses can help you focus on yourself and your thoughts. Making sure you start your day off in the right frame of mind will help keep you motivated and energized.
Make a daily to-do list. Take a few minutes after waking up to write down what you want to accomplish that day. It gives you things to look forward to, which will help you want to start your day.
Doing these things may not make waking up your most favorite thing, but they will make it easier for you get your day started off right.