This usually results in rushing to get ready. You shower at lightening speed and grab a breakfast bar before running out the door stressed that you might miss your train. You hope that you might have time to grab a coffee at the station but the queue is too long and already you are in the wrong frame of mind. Annoyed that you slept in and that you’ve not had time to drink a coffee and eat a proper breakfast before work.
Your day does not bode well and long before the week is over, you’re burned out and know you won’t achieve all of the things you’d hoped to.
How do you get out of this miserable rut and make early mornings an ally and a friend. The answer is to have a plan. Knowing why you want to set your alarm an hour earlier than usual will help inspire your to get up that bit earlier.
So here’s how you can do it.
Have a vision for your life. This might sound rather lofty, but the focussed, determined, disciplined people of this world spend time working out what it is they want to achieve and the type of person they want to be. Success mostly comes through small incremental steps that take time. And to take time you have to make time. Knowing that by getting up earlier you are creating more space to achieve your dreams will help motivate you to spring out of bed when your alarm goes off.
Set yourself up with a great shower. For the ultimate convenience and avoidance of a rude awakening - that quick dash in and out of your shower when you turn it on to avoid an initial cold blast - install an Aqualisa Smart Shower. By using the smartphone app or a remote or even by using your voice, you can turn your shower on before stepping into it. And with an addition bonus, if you select eco-mode, save time and water usage each morning.
Get enough sleep. Just because you are getting up early doesn’t mean you need to have less sleep. We all need to rest well and get sufficient sleep to renew and recharge. Work out when you want to get up and count back eight hours to know when you need to sleep from. And if it takes time for you to nod off, get in bed earlier and read before you drift off.
Make your bathroom a sanctuary. It’s the first place you go to in the morning so why not make it into a room that you love spending time in. Give it a refresh with a lick of paint. Buy some fluffy towels. Invest in a new shower or if you don’t want to change your tiles update to a smart shower without having to re-tile your shower area. The Aqualisa Smart Retrofit Shelf allows you to replace an exposed mixer shower with any choice of exposed shower from the Quartz™ Smart Collection. And don’t just grab any shower-gel off the supermarket shelf, find one that invigorates you and makes showering feel like you’ve stepped into a spa. Make your morning shower time something you look forward to.
Remember what it feels like to accomplish more. By focusing on how you feel after starting the day well will help motivate you to stick to your new routine. When you go to bed and before you turn out the lights. Think about why it makes such a difference to your day if you get up earlier.
Prepare goals for the next day. Set yourself some objectives for the next day. Think about what you want to achieve and write it down. A well known proverb says “For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” If you go to bed knowing all that you want to achieve the next day it will help you not to select the snooze button the next morning!
Prepare your breakfast the night before. A good breakfast gives you the energy and nutrition to start the day well and will give you something to look forward to for the morning. If your breakfast is pre prepared and ready to go you won’t need to grab that breakfast bar on the way out of the front door!
These simple steps should help to give you the motivation you need to start your day on the front foot. Prepared. Fed. And ready to take on the world.
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