Does your body always feel so tired when you wake up? Having routines keeps us focused and increases our productivity. It’s the small daily habits that enable us to achieve goals.
James Clear says in Atomic Habits, “all big things come from small beginnings. The seed of every habit is a single, tiny decision. But as that decision is repeated, a habit sprouts and grows stronger.”
Here are five strategies to try to avoid waking up early feeling tired: –
Always fix your sleep schedule and practice good sleep hygiene, such as getting rid of all distractions at least an hour before you sleep, making sure your room is cool and dark, and that you stop eating at least two hours before you sleep.
Ensure you wake your body up with a glass of water. Ensure you keep a glass of water next to yourself and take a generous sip to wake your body up. You can also try a cold shower in the morning instead of a hot one to wake yourself up.
Stretch in bed and get some exercise. Exercising your body’s natural way of waking itself after being (mostly) immobile during the night. Exercises can include a quick jog, bike ride, quick stretching exercises, etc. It might initially feel exhausting and less motivating. Still, you’ll notice a change in your energy levels, and soon you will be on the right track.
Eat breakfast, but avoid sugary foods until noon. Eating a hearty and healthy breakfast will give you the energy to get through the day. However, avoid food with added sugars as they may trigger a glucose drop and leave you feeling weary.
Strive for a consistent routine. Most of us wake up at drastically different times on weekdays than on weekends. Therefore, it can shift our internal clocks and cause a phenomenon known as “social jet lag.” Social jet lag can negatively impact your health and make your goal of getting up early more difficult.