Getting up early sounds easy enough before bed. Of course, Morning You always has other plans. When your alarm goes off, so does the snooze button, and you go back to sleep. To keep this from happening, snooze-proof your bedroom. Photo by Laurence Simon.
There are a number of ways to make your room more conducive to sleep. Kick out the TV. Get some ear plugs. But if getting to sleep isn't necessarily your problem, you might focus on making it conducive to waking up in the morning. Apartment Therapy explains:
If you have no trouble falling asleep, you might turn your bedroom from a cosy cocoon for sleeping into a bold and energetic room for waking up. We're talking about maximizing morning light, incorporating light or bright colours and maybe even throwing some busy patterns into the mix to get your energy levels up. Instead of investing in soothing scents to lull you into sleep, keep energizing scents like citrus nearby to give you an olfactory boost. Keep your alarm clock away from your bed so you have to crawl out to turn it off. Keep your yoga mat right near your bed so you can roll out and do some push-ups to get your blood pumping. Make your bedroom the kind of space you'll want to wake up early in.
Of course, you don't want to sabotage your ability to fall asleep at night in the process, either. But you can find a balance between the two by incorporating tips that don't really affect your night schedule -- moving the alarm clock, for example. Check out the full post for more detail.
Start Now: This Is How You're Going to Finally Be a Morning Person Next Year [Apartment Therapy]