There are some days where you know you just have to hit snooze, roll back over and start again in 5 minutes. We’ve all been there, done that, but it’s imperative that you make a change as soon as this happens. You’ve got to make things work for you every day of your working week. We’re sure that there are heaps of ways that you can use to attempt to combat your I-woke- up-on- the-wrong- side-of-the- bed-itis, but we’re only going to explore a few within this article that we’ve found works for us.
After a bit of research, we found that having a bottle of water next to your bed gives you the freedom to grab it if you wake up thirsty in the middle of the night, take a swig and get back to your well-earned sleep, instead of getting out of your sleep state, into your wake state, getting up and going to the kitchen to grab a glass of water, before going back to tossing and turning in bed before getting to sleep. It also helps you to get your first of eight glasses of water for the day into your system before you even get out of bed.
Water is also great for your mood and metabolism, it supports your whole body – everything that happens in the body requires water, if you don’t give it enough, it’ll get sad and dehydrated then you’ll get sad, and that’s not what we want!
MAKE YOUR BED.
It may sound silly, but making your bed not only makes you look like a tidier person, but it’s your first little win of the day. It’s generally the little things that make you the happiest, because it’s not often we get great, exciting news every day, we’re used to the little wins in life. Make your first little win every day straight after you wake up.
OPEN THE CURTAINS.
Let the light in, doesn’t matter if it’s 10˚C and raining, or whether it’s 35˚C and you could fry an egg on the hood of your car. Natural light has a charisma about it that makes your body wake up and come alive as soon as it comes into the room. The light that comes in also signals your internal ‘body-clock’ to stop the secretion of melatonin – is a hormone that makes you sleepy.’
DON’T CHECK YOUR PHONE.
It’s just something we do right, our phone’s next to the bed charging overnight, so it’s just the first thing we do is check out a phone. Well, stop. If you’re scrolling through Facebook first thing in the morning, you’re already seeing news articles that are horrifying the world, updates from your friends on holidays, maybe a funny cat video or a meme… but do you really want to ruin your day that early in the morning? Wait until you’ve at least eaten breakfast, sit on the porch and enjoy your breakfast outside before you connect to the real world again.
Lastly… STOP SNOOZING.
It’s a bad habit to get into, if you keep hitting the snooze button you’re only going to make yourself late, put yourself in an unneeded, stressful situation and put your whole day out. Get up when your alarm goes off and you’ll thank yourself later.