This tip may sound very familiar to many who have trouble waking up in the morning but I have found it to work for me. One part of waking up in the morning is physical and the other is psychological. For example, think back to when you were a kid and you had a special event coming up the next morning like going on a road trip or waiting to open presents on Christmas day, it would be really easy to wake up on that morning even if you went to sleep late the night before. Why is that? Because that was the psychological part of waking up in the morning. It is easy to wake up to something you look forward to or are excited about. That is why sometimes you don’t feel like waking up in the morning and going to work, because it is not something you like doing.
The second part is the physical part of sleep, or rather waking up. Your body naturally needs about 7-8 hours of sleep. If you do not rest your body for a long time you can become very ill and soon die. It does not matter how excited you are about an event, you must get enough sleep for your body to function properly. When the psychological and physical parts are working together, it is much easier to wake up even on monday morning!
One problem is that often times we can’t get those two factors to work together and we have to force ourselves to wake up and think of tricks to make our body get up from our bed. One little simple tip is when you set up your alarm before going to bed, place your alarm far away from bed. Possibly even in a different room. When it starts ringing in the morning you know that you have to turn it off but to do that you are going to have to get up out of bed and go to a certain distance. Once you get up and make the trip, the blood in your body will start circulating more and the blood flow to your head will increase making your brain think the body is ready for work making it much easier to wake up in the morning. The same way an exercise gets you energized and your blood flowing, getting out of bed and walking a distance to turn the alarm off makes it easier to start your day!