How To Wake Up Easier

 
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For a lot of people, getting up in the morning can be pretty hard. 

 

I mean, we love what we do, but that initial alarm is a killer.

 

Especially when you have stayed up a little too late watching reruns of Friends or when you are a little too hooked on Black Mirror. 

 

Anyway, the point of this post is to share with you 5 ways to make getting up easier. 

 

 

Start With Meditation.

 

I know this may sound like a very ‘on trend’ thing to say right now but hear me out. 

 

 

Here is the routine:

 

  • Set your alarm for 15 minutes before you want to wake up.

  • When your alarm goes off, press play on your guided meditation. We love the Calm app, but there are so many other options. A 12 minute guided meditation allows you to wake up slowly, at a nice pace. 

  • BUT set a backup alarm, just in case this wakeup call didn’t work.

 

 

A Better Alarm 

 

Talking of alarms, have you got a good one? I know there are so many alarms out there. Ones that make you jump up and down or do maths questions. But, they are quite jarring to wake up to. 

 

Our 2 favourites are Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock or LightAlarm FR. Sleep Cycle tracks your sleep and wakes you up between the times you have set. It supposedly wakes you up at the best time for your sleep cycle. 

 

LightAlarm FR works a little like a SAD alarm. It slowly shines a light, getting brighter and brighter as well as nature sounds that progressively get louder. You can set this to happen over a set time, 5-10 minutes typically works well.

 


A Morning Scent

 

Your sense of smell is such a powerful tool. Use it. 


You can drop essential oils in your morning shower, or light a morning scented candle. We are big fans of the scent combo orange and basil. 

 


Set a Reminder With Why

 

Edit your alarm to say your 'why'. The reason you get out of bed in the morning. Once you have determined your ‘why,’ edit your alarm. 

 

 

Have a Trigger Word

 

Have a word that when you say it to yourself you automatically jump out of bed. This can take some practice but once perfected it can really help you get moving.

 

 

Have a play and experiment with these morning hacks to see what effect they have on your day, mood and productivity.

 

Let us know what you think. We always love to hear about how you are implementing our tips into your lives.


 
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About the author

Chloe Slade is the Marketing Manager here at Cone and focuses on creating content that brings business and lifestyle together. Chloe is keen makeup lover,  foodie and loves to work from luxurous destinations.