Having one of those early mornings where you just feel ready and rested seems like an achievable dream for many. If it’s not because it’s impossible to get the number of hours you need each night, it’s because the bed is simply too comfortable in the morning - and we’re not going to swap our beds out for something less comfortable either.
Yet, there are ways to get that recharged and blissful feeling each and every morning without giving up on your late-night Netflix binge. While it would be better if you did give up on it, you don’t have to as long as you’re able to implement some other routines.
Here is a handful of great tips to waking up rejuvenated and ready to start the day.
The Secret to Waking Up Rested Every Morning
It’s all about the routines
Your inner child is craving structure and strict parenting, so it’s a good idea to give it to yourself if you want a bit of extra energy. It can be tough to parent ourselves but when you get used to these routines, it will hardly feel like parenting at all.
Treat yourself to something calming before bed, such as a bath and a cup of chamomile tea. It’s a cliche for a reason; chamomile is known for its calming effects, and you will have a much easier time relaxing after a warm bath as the change in body temperature once you get out if it makes you sleepy.
Try to use the same trick with your morning routine but, of course, to wake you up rather than calm you down. Start by opening all the curtains wide, drink a large glass of water, and make sure that you get some fresh air by either having your coffee on the balcony or walking the dog briskly before work.
While you might not feel like this is working immediately, you just need to get used to it first. It’s all in your head, of course, and allowing these associations to take root will need a short week or two.
Think about your bedroom as well
Now that you know the number one secret to falling asleep with ease, and waking up rested, it’s time to think about the most important room of the house - the bedroom, that is.
When you spend so many hours there, even if you are unconscious, it’s a good idea to consider how the room is affecting you. Make sure that you have a well-made bedroom set, first of all, and take a look at the other elements of the room. How are the colors affecting you, is it a bit too warm in the room, and are you allowing a lot of noise to enter?
Colors can actually have a huge impact on our state of mind, and you’d want to use calming colors that put you to sleep. Another point is, of course, the room temperature; cooler rooms are easier to fall asleep in than warmer ones, so try to keep the window open.
If the noise outside is disturbing you when the window is open, you should consider sleeping with ear plugs to block the noise out. It may feel odd, to begin with, but you get used to it soon enough - and you’ll definitely notice the difference on your energy levels in the morning.
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