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Being an Early Bird

Being an Early Bird

“The early bed catches the worm.” “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man happy, healthy, and wise.” These are two world-famous and timeless sayings that, more often than not, prove to be true. However, in the rise of bars, drinking sessions, and parties, people have started loving the “night life”. But you could accomplish more if you wake up early. Here are some useful tips to be a morning person.

First, you need to know why you are waking up earlier. We all know that the bed gets extra comfortable every morning, whenever we need to wake up. This makes us fans of the snooze button, always seeking its refuge whenever we succumb to the temptation of staying in bed longer. Is it because if you wake up early, the house would be so quiet that you would have a good environment to read, study or meditate? Is it because you want to see the beautiful sunrise as the sun gradually brings color to hat seemed to be a lifeless world? Or maybe you want to free yourself from the heavy traffic so you wake up earlier to leave earlier? It is best to have at least one reason to get up earlier. You need to set this on your mind to be motivated to get up early.

Of course, if you want to get up earlier, retire to bed earlier. Better find some other time for your late night routines like watching TV, reading, or studying. It would be easier for you to do this incrementally. On the first night, go to bed fifteen minutes earlier. Set another fifteen-minute adjustment the next day and so on. This would help you adjust gradually to your resetting of your body clock. To make this effective, avoid watching TV before heading to bed. Turn off the lights or just make them dim.

If you are having a hard time getting up at a desired time, set up your alarm clock. Set it at the time you prefer to wake up which must be early in the morning. Make the sound loud enough for you to hear at its first few rings. It is better if you make it a loud music instead of repetitive beeps. Keep it far enough that you would have to get up and leave your bed to shut it off. That way, there would be lesser temptation to snooze it and get back to your slumber.

Waking up takes time and effort. Help yourself to do so. Do things that would help you adjust to your morning routine. You could make your bed after waking up. This would discourage you to go back to sleep and ruin your made-up bed. Stop making excuses for going back to sleep and start moving. Force yourself to go outside the room. Go to the bathroom, get a glass of water, or open the curtains. You may also want to splash your face with water after waking up. Put on a lively music. Have a cup of tea or coffee. Exercise.

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