How to Make Getting up in the Morning Easier

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Mornings are not fun. I don’t think for anyone. The worst part about them, though, is the actual act of waking up and getting out of bed. This can truly be a nightmare, particularly if you were up late the night before or didn’t get the right amount of sleep that your brain and body need. Although nothing is going to ever make waking up fun or enjoyable, there are a few tricks to making it a little easier.

Set your alarm for an earlier time than you actually want to get up

Many of us have a pretty bad habit of hitting snooze when we feel like we really just cannot get out of bed yet. This can end up being a disaster, making you late, making you rushed and cranky, and can end up ruining your entire morning, if not your whole day. If you set your alarm for a time that’s earlier than you actually need to get up, then by the time you’ve satisfied your snooze longing, you won’t be late, you will be on time.

Set Multiple Alarms

This is along the lines of setting an earlier alarm, but this avoids the snooze button altogether and also saves you in case you accidentally turn your alarm off instead of hitting snooze (a horrible mistake).

Take a shower

The water can really help wake you up, and the motions of washing your hair and face and moving around will stimulate your body and help you feel more alert. If it’s a cold morning, right before you get out, make the water temperature slightly cooler than you would like it to be so stepping out into the air doesn’t shock you as much.

Drink a glass of ice water

Very cold water really wakes you up and at times it feels more effective than coffee. What’s even better is adding a vitamin C packet to it. This way, you’re waking yourself up and also putting some nutrients into your body to start the day. It’s a good feeling.

Eat a banana

Bananas have tons of natural energy in them, but that’s not even the best part. They are so easy to eat while you’re getting ready so you don’t have to worry about it consuming time. You can eat it while you’re doing your makeup or your hair, or even as you’re walking out the door.

Pick out your outfit the night before

This just saves so much stress and time in the morning. You don’t have to go through the process of thinking of something to wear and can avoid the whole “Ugh, I have absolutely no clothes!” feeling. That’s not the best feeling to begin the day with.

Kaitlyn Seabury | News Cult