There are a few ways to wake up ASAP that don’t evolve coffee. They might sound weird at first, but they actually work!
Waking up, especially if you’re feeling tired or after a restless night’s sleep, can be challenging. Fatigue kicks in, and more often than not, we’re crawling in bed, hitting snooze five times.
The good news is that there are few tricks you can do to get ready for your day ahead and shake off the sluggishness. However, these seven tips can come in handy and prevent you from falling asleep in front of your computer.
Create a Bedtime Routine
The best way to avoid tiredness in the upcoming moring in the first place is to get a good night’s sleep. If you’ve been having difficulties falling and staying asleep at night, maybe you should create a bedtime routine. We wrote a whole article on that.
Place Your Alarm Clock Far Away From Bed
Truth be told: the snooze button doesn’t help. We’ve got this idea that hitting snooze will give us a bit more rest. But, in fact, they can ruin your day and make you even more tired.
A good solution is to place your alarm clock or phone across the room. This forces you to wake up and turn it off. The most important thing is: after you turn it off, don’t go back to bed!
Make Your Bed
Even if you don’t like making your bed in the morning, it’s good to take in this habit, as it creates the feeling of accomplishing your first task of the day.
“If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another.”William H. McRaven
Open The Window
Open the curtains and allowing the sun to come in, signs the brain it’s time to wake up. You can soak in some sun for a few minutes, or simply look out the window and get some fresh air will help you to feel more energized. If you have the time and a balcony, take a walk.
Splash Your Face With Water
After taking some rays of sunlight, the following ‘time-to-wake-up’ message you can send to your brain is through splashing some cold water on your face. If working out isn’t part of your morning routine, you can take a shower right after waking up.
Make Yourself Tea Or Coffee
Whether you’re a coffee or tea lover – after the shower or splashing your face with water, another quick way to wake yourself up is by drinking (and smelling) a warm beverage like coffee or tea.
Do Something To Boost Your Energy Levels
Now, grab your coffee or tea and treat yourself to something that boosts your energy levels. This last hack is personal, so do as you please. Can be reading a fiction book on your balcony, going for a walk in the park with a friend, or going for a run.