Mornings indicate that a new day has begun and that you need to bid adieu to the previous day by simply breaking off the shackles of slumber.
Rising up from sleep itself becomes a "big deal", as we do not like to come back to the real world from the world of dreams.
No doubt, sleeping helps you to rejuvenate yourself and start your day with a new zeal. But, at times, getting up seems to be a torture.
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Many a times, you would come across people who fail to attend the door bell or fail to get ready on time for school/college/work or even simply miss out on certain important activities, just because they are not early risers.
Thus, it becomes very important to teach your body to follow a routine, so as to lead a healthy and active life.
Rising early can help you complete all the unfinished tasks and, thus, relieve you of the stress or pressure of getting the same done.
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Starting one's day with a positive and fresh mind is extremely important. The more you delay the process of getting up early, the more inactive you'll become.
However, getting up early does not mean you will sleep less. Our body normally needs 6-8 hours of sleep, which if you do not follow, might make you feel weak, ill or tired.
Therefore, to lead a healthy and balanced life, follow these simple tips to wake up early:
1) Follow The "Early To Bed Early To Rise" Rule:
As simple as it sounds, the first step to rise early is indeed to sleep early. Doctors say that, to get enough sleep, you should go to bed at 9 or 10 p.m at night, which in turn will help you in getting up early.
2) Prepare Yourself Mentally:
The most important thing here is to build a mind set and remind yourself of things, which you can miss out on if you do not get up early, like deadlines, the morning bus to work, daily visit to the grocery store, etc. Once your mind is alert, your body will automatically respond to your alarm clock.
3) Set Up An Alarm Clock:
Buy yourself a nice-looking alarm clock, so that you feel good just looking at it once you get up to snooze it off.
4) Choose A Suitable Ringtone For Your Alarm:
Remember, you should neither use an alarm tone which is irritating and annoying nor too "sleep-friendly", as you are about to start a new day and nobody likes to get up either feeling too irritated or sleepy and lethargic. Select a tone that suits you best.
5) Set Your Alarm Clock Earlier Than The Scheduled Time:
Suppose you need to get up at 7.30 a.m. For that, you should set your alarm clock at 7.15 a.m., so that you give yourself a "mental preparation time".
6) Utilise Your Mornings To Pursue Your Hobbies:
Every night, list down certain activities like writing, cleaning, singing, jogging, etc., which you would like to do but cannot because of your busy schedule. Before sleeping, think about the activities that you would like to do, so as to make yourself feel excited to get up early.
7) Wake Up To A Clean Room:
Clean your room the night before, so as to wake up to a visually appealing environment, thus motivating yourself to start your day feeling fresh and energetic.
8) Never Sleep During The Day:
Avoid sleeping during the day. You can take a power-nap of half an hour or so; but doctors recommend that there should be a gap of 7-7.5 hours between your power-nap and your actual sleep. The reason is, if the gap is less you are less likely to fall asleep early at night.
9) Follow Other Relaxing Practices:
In addition to the above-mentioned tips, follow certain other practices like meditation, a gadget-free sleeping rule, a flash back of daily activities, etc, that can help you follow a healthy sleep routine, thus helping you to "rise (early) and shine".