Since tomorrow is Monday and it’s my first official day back at work after the holidays I figured I needed something to help me get up in the morning. For the past week my sleeping schedule has been all over the place and I have not been able to get up at all. What can I say, I’ve been one lazy couch potato. So if you guys are anything like me, in need of some help, then this list is for you.
- From the night before mentally prepare yourself for getting up. A few Zen like breathing techniques should be performed.
- Make sure to layout your clothes so you can put them on quickly in the morning. No one wants to leave the house not wearing the same socks because you woke up late.
- Take a relaxing bath in the evening with some drops of Lavender oil. This will help you become relaxed and drift away into la-la land sooner.
- You can also try using other Lavender scented products, such as burning a candle or spritzing some oil on your comfy pillow.
- Place your alarm at the other end of your bedroom. This is a great trick, which forces you to jump out of bed right away.
- Set a couple of different alarm times. That way when you push the snooze button (and you will push it) another alarm is ready and waiting to jolt you awake again.
- Place a glass of water next to your bed and drink it as soon as you wake up. It helps your internal workings, as well as getting you out of that groggy state in the mornings.
- Download the Waki App to have an anonymous someone call you in the morning to wake you up. Let’s hope the person is a charming morning person.
- Download the SpinMe App, where the only way to shut the alarm off is to get up, hold your phone and spin 2 times. Guaranteed success!
If all else fails, try these alternative tips: (at your own risk)
- Rigging system which includes a bucket of ice water over the top of your bed.
- Attach a porcupine to your alarm. When the alarm rings, his spikes go up and your hand becomes a pin cushion.
- Get an air horn and rig it to a timer. Face it towards your head.
- And lastly, why not use the tried and tested method that wake people up out of a comas, SMELLING SALTS! Boom!
Personally, I always place my alarm at the other end of the room. I started that trick when I was subconsciously silencing them. I heard nothing nor did I remember ever turning them off. I would then wake up from a heart-attack like shock as I realised I was going to be late for work, again.
So go forth and prosper with all these amazing tips I’ve just bestowed upon you.
Why do I feel like no one is going to try the “at your own risk” ones?