Why we really snooze
Step 1: Set your intentions before bed
Think of several pleasant things you are planning to do the next day. We usually wake up with the same thought we went to bed with. However, please do not dwell on your plans for too long because you’ll find it harder to fall asleep.
Step 2: Move your alarm far from your bed
This is the best trick you can play on yourself. When your alarm starts ringing far across the room, you will have to get up to turn it off. You will not be likely to return to bed, as your energy already started flowing through your body.
Step 3: Brush your teeth
You need to find one useful activity that does not require mindful concentration. You can brush your teeth, stretch, or start making your bed. This will give you time to wake up. Most importantly, don’t pick up your phone to scroll through social media. It will only make your brain agitated, leaving your body still asleep.
Step 4: Drink a glass of water in its entirety
Water, water, and water again! Drink a glass of water, room temperature. Not in one gulp, of course. Water hydrates you, and you need that because the lack of it in your body causes fatigue and headache. Moreover, it helps your stomach wake up, and that buddy has the potential to have your entire organism up and running.
Step 5: Get dressed in your workout clothes
Clothes we wear project a particular image not only for others but for us as well. When you put on your sweatshirt and sweatpants, grab your running shoes, you have no other way than to go ahead and start your workout. The author suggests that instead of a shower, you can break a sweat.