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6 tips to make getting out of bed in the morning easier

6 tips to make getting out of bed in the morning easier Illustrative photo (Freepik)
Author: Maria Kholina

The alarm goes off but you still need " just 5 more minutes" and then you'll get up? The bed magically draws you in, and there's no force that could make you get out from under the covers? Familiar, isn't it? You're not alone in this, because that's exactly how mornings begin for many people on the planet.

Below are six ways to help you wake up and make your morning more pleasant, citing Fit for Fun.

Wind down before going to bed

A good morning requires good preparation in the evening. Let it be some relaxing routine - a warm shower or bath, reading, or listening to pleasant music.

"The habit of a calming and regular sleep routine really helps you sleep better at night. You will wake up feeling refreshed the next morning. This helps our body adjust to the rhythm of day and night," says sleep expert Maryanne Taylor.

It's worth having clothes, bag, and everything you need be ready in advance to avoid rushing when getting ready for work in the morning.

Healthy breakfast

What could be better than a tasty breakfast? A healthy first meal gives you energy and prevents cravings throughout the day.

Consider a nutritious breakfast like oatmeal or porridge with nuts and seeds, frozen or fresh fruits. Choose whole grain bread. Combined with peanut butter and fruits, you'll get a breakfast rich in nutrients and fiber.

If you're not hungry in the morning, don't force yourself to eat. A cup of tea or coffee is fine, but they shouldn't replace your daily and balanced meal.

Rise with daylight

Let light wake you up in the morning, not an alarm clock. To do this, you can leave the curtains or blinds open from the evening. This light significantly facilitates getting out of bed.

"Our natural sleep hormone melatonin is directly influenced by light and darkness. The darker our environment, the better and deeper we sleep. Artificial or daylight in the morning helps us feel more alert and stronger," says Taylor.

She also advises getting an alarm clock that mimics the sunrise to wake up slowly and gently.

Forget about "snooze" button

As tempting as it may be to allow yourself extra time in bed, you should forget about the snooze button on the alarm clock. This function often sets off a chain reaction and is very harmful to you.

"When ten extra minutes turn into 20, then 30, and you jump out of bed feeling completely exhausted and start running late. At such moments, you realize that something needs to change," explains the sleep expert.

It's better to set the alarm for 10 minutes later. Or place it in a different corner of the room. This forces you to get up and walk a few meters to turn it off.

Energy boost

Many people find it difficult to think about exercising in the morning. And it's a mistake because a simple workout can work wonders! You'll definitely feel better, and your body will be prepared for the challenges of the day.

"Doing a workout every morning is good. Intensive interval workouts, in particular, give you a great start to the day because they release the happiness hormone endorphin," says sports consultant Dim Torp.

Or you can go for a run or a walk. The main thing is to make your muscles work.

Nice clothes

Choosing the right clothes can really make the start of your day easier. Choose what makes you comfortable, what makes you feel confident and charming. Pick out shoes, accessories, and jewelry. This will charge you with a good mood for the whole day.

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