How you wake up sets the tone for the rest of your day. Make sure you start your day with your best foot forward by following these simple tips!
Stop hitting snooze.
The first time your alarm goes off should be the only time! Once you start your day late, the rest of your day tends to be a game of catch up.
Drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up.
Boost your metabolism by making sure you drink water every morning. There is an endless amount of benefits you can gain from ridding your body of toxins as soon as you wake up. Cleanse yourself for the fantastic day ahead of you.
Let the sun shine in.
Don’t pull your curtains at night! It’s going to be much harder to get up in the morning when it’s seemingly still dark out. Let the sunlight be your natural alarm clock, which, let’s face it, is a lot more comforting then some abrupt noise scaring you to your feet in the morning.
Keep your alarm across the room.
Set your alarm and place it on the opposite side of the room. Be sure to test this out ahead of time so you know you can hear the alarm, that way you get yourself up and moving quickly.
Have an accountability buddy.
If you have a friend, coworker, roommate, or a family member who is an early bird, ask them to call or text you in the morning. You can even make plans to start off the day by socializing with a gym or coffee date!
Prepare the night before.
Lay out your clothes and everything you need to bring with you for the day so all you need to do is grab-and-go. You would be surprised how much time and forgetfulness you can save yourself by not waiting until the day of to get organized
Keep a consistent schedule.
Don’t make your work and weekend schedule significantly different so that Monday seems impossible. Treat yourself and sleep in, but maybe not until the afternoon.
Wake up with a crunch.
Keep apples in your kitchen or one near your bedside to give you a nice and natural pick me up to get yourself up.
Ease into an early morning.
Try setting your alarm for a couple minutes earlier each day to achieve a time goal you want to get in the habit of.
Do a morning workout.
Whether you sign up for a class, or just go to the gym to hit the treadmill, having a consistent workout routine will give you a nice boost of energy before your day begins. Signing up for a membership or classes is more likely to get you out of bed then running outside, because its already paid for.
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