6 Tips to Beat the Alarm Clock [Start The Day Right!]

6 Tips to Beat the Alarm Clock

Getting up in the morning can be a challenge, especially when the blare of your alarm clock is the first thing you hear.

The temptation to hit snooze is hard to resist, so DFI Beds has compiled six tips help you beat the alarm clock and embrace the early hours with renewed energy, so you can make the most of your mornings!

1 - Put the Alarm Clock Out of Reach

If your alarm clock is within arm’s reach, it’s too easy to hit that snooze button and roll back over. Instead, place your alarm clock on the other side of the room or outside of your bedroom door so that you have to physically get out of bed to turn it off.

Actually getting up out of bed can be the hardest part, so with that little hack, you’re already out of bed and off to a good start!

2 - Let the Sunshine In

Natural light is a powerful tool for regulating our internal clock. Open your blinds or curtains right away to let the morning sun stream in and naturally wake up your body.

If your mornings are often dark, consider a wake-up light that simulates a sunrise to help ease you into the day, this can be extra helpful on cold, dark winter mornings!

3 - Have a Morning Routine Ready

Knowing what you’ll be doing after waking up can add a layer of motivation. Plan a routine you look forward to, whether it’s a few minutes of yoga, putting on your favourite radio station, hitting the gym, having a warm shower, or brewing your favourite coffee.

A positive ritual can make getting out of bed a more enjoyable experience!

4 - Stay Away from Your Phone

It’s tempting to check your phone as soon as the alarm goes off, but doing so can trap you in a cycle of scrolling that delays your start to the day and leaves you lounging in bed way past the time you should be.

Leave your phone untouched until you’ve completed at least one or two morning tasks, like getting a shower, or a cup of coffee.

5 - Jump-Start with Movement

Getting active first thing in the morning wakes up your body and mind. It doesn’t have to be intense exercise; even light stretching or a short walk can get the blood flowing and make you feel more alert.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try dancing to your favourite upbeat song!

6 - Reward Yourself

Incentives work wonders when it comes to waking up early. Treat yourself to something you enjoy as a reward for getting up on time. It could be a delicious breakfast, a podcast episode, or a quiet moment with your favourite book.
This positive reinforcement will make your mornings brighter.

By creating an environment that supports your wake-up goals and incorporating activities you look forward to, beating the alarm clock will soon become second nature.

Give these tips a try and watch your mornings transform from a dreaded chore to a welcoming start of the day!

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