As for my very first discussion I've decided for something that I know most people suffer through. I know it's something I personally had to endure when I was younger. It's a teenager's worst nightmare and an adult's bread and butter. It is the hassle we must all encounter in life. Being a morning person.
In a perfect world, we'd all be morning persons. We'd wake up at the crack of dawn, watch the sun rise and get an early start on our day. But this is not a perfect world and people like that are only found on lifetime movies. Most of us have frantic morning schedules and are lucky if we're left with time to nibble on some toast.
We go to sleep with the best intentions, setting goals for ourselves that are forgotten the second that alarm starts to buzz, because yes, there is nothing more important then snoozing that buzzer at 6 am when the bed's all cozy on a cold morning. But believe it or not, being a morning person can completely change your day.
- Helps you sustain a healthier diet(breakfast)
- More time to exercise
- Improves quality of sleep
- Enhances productivity
- You stop being late
- Less stress
"The first step to win yourself, is to wake up early."- Sukant Ratnakar
- Go to sleep early, duh :P
- Make a transition (15 mins earlier than the day before)
- Drink water before bed (you'll get up earlier to use the bathroom)
- Put the alarm clock on the other side of the room and set multiple alarms while you're at it
- Cut out stimulants that affect sleep(coffee, soda, etc) at least six hours before your desired curfew
- DO NOT RATIONALIZE (do not talk yourself into going back to sleep)
The changes do not need to occur all of a sudden. It's easier to smooth into things than jump in head first. So take it one day at a time and remember the first day are always the hardest.
Trust me the pain is so worth the gain :)
"Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise." -Ben Franklin
♥Next Talking Thursday post: Feb. 19♥
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