Waking up at 7 AM difficult?
Waking up at 7 AM every morning for the office is getting very difficult for most of us. How do you overcome it? It may sound cliche that it is not difficult to do…
…yes, you can do it!
In India, offices normally start at 10 AM so even late risers make it in time somehow, anyhow. But what I have noticed in the UK, the US, and Canada, offices start at 7 AM implying you have to get up early. This worked very well for Brahma mahurat risers like me and I loved going to work there. You are brimming with fresh ideas, you are energetic, and to top it all, you wrap up early to enjoy your evenings.
Whereas in India, hardly any office starts at 7 AM, and for the 10 AM office you have to battle the peak-hour traffic or 9 AM local train rush for making it just in nick of time. How stressful it can get? If this is your routine, it will become difficult to get by getting up in the morning, what to say if you are a night owl?
This is one of the scenarios I have discussed.
You need to know other causes for this condition when you don’t feel like getting up in the morning.
Let’s analyze the reasons:
+ Lifestyle factors
+ Medical conditions
+ Sedentary Lifestyle
+ Gadgets addiction
+ Lack of exercise
+ Improper eating habits
+ Late-night socializing
+ Stress / anxiety
But all is not lost, there is a remedy for night owls or anyone else and anyone else who doesn’t bound out of bed when the sun comes up. You can learn to love your mornings. Even small changes to your routines can boost your mood and energy. Some tweaks can help you get the shut-eye you need, too. When you’re well-rested, it’s not a struggle to get up.
To curb your urge to stay under the covers, plan something to look forward to each morning. You could read your favourite newspaper over a tasty breakfast, or go for a walk in a scenic park. Anything that excites you or pleases you helps to rouse your brain and makes you jump out of the bed.
Hitting the gym or even a brisk walk can get your blood pumping and rev up your nervous system. You’ll feel more alert in the moment, later during the day too. If you work out first thing, you’ll fall asleep more easily than if you do it later on. At least try for several hours before bedtime. Any later and you may find it hard to nod off.
A relaxing evening helps you fall asleep. Avoid frantic checking of emails, messages, and tough talks with family members at least an hour before bed. To get in the mood for slumber, you can meditate, stretch, take a warm shower or bath, or read a book in a low-lit room.
So how to hit the 7 AM deadline?
There are several things you can do to help you wake up. If an underlying condition is causing your excessive sleepiness or drowsiness in the morning, you may need a combination of home remedies and medical treatment.
Manage a sleep schedule
Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day is a must if you want to get on a good sleep schedule and train yourself to wake up early. Stick to your sleep schedule every day, including your days off, and your body will eventually begin waking up naturally.
Alter your bedtime routine
Drinking tea, coffee, or caffeine in any form during the latter part of the day and using devices that emit blue light before bed can prevent you from falling asleep. To improve your bedtime routine, try doing something relaxing before bed, such as reading or taking a warm bath. Avoid activities that have been shown to interfere with your circadian rhythm and cause sleeplessness. looking at screens, like your laptop or phone
Let your alarm ring
Tempting as that snooze button and getting “just a few more minutes” may be, falling back asleep after waking is sleep fragmentation. This sleep fragmentation increases daytime sleepiness and grogginess decreases performance and makes you feel run-down.
If you’re accustomed to hitting snooze, try moving your alarm away from your bed so you have to get up to turn it off.
Eating healthy foods which also suit your body type like the ones rich in proteins, vitamins, fruits, milk, curd, chicken, fish, etc. will help your physical being. A healthy body has a healthy sleep. It is popularly known that even when a patient sleeps well, doctors say he is on the path to recovery. Eating a healthy diet increases your energy and helps you sleep better. Hence opt for a well-balanced diet full of foods that increase your energy, like fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and foods high on Omega Acids 3.
On the flip side, foods that are generally considered unhealthy can make you feel sluggish and zap your energy.
Enjoy the daylight
Daylight helps regulate your circadian rhythms and improve your sleep. If you get some sun first thing in the morning, it can help boost your mood and energy levels for the rest of the day. Try opening your curtains as soon as you get up, having your coffee outside, or going for a short walk.
You could also try sleeping with your blinds open so you wake up to sunshine — that is, as long as it’s not too bright outside your bedroom window at night.
This way you see that its’ not difficult to train yourself to wake up on time in the morning. A few lifestyle changes to your routine can help you to hit the 7 AM deadline.
Last but not least: “Early to bed and early to rise” is the greatest mantra for late risers like you.
You will brim with happiness, thus HappyHo!