- reasons for getting up right?
- what should I avoid?
- how do I best get out of bed?
About this podcast
listen to the podcast below:
Wakey – The Magic Of Getting Up Right
Getting up out of bed is a hard task for most of us. Therefore I decided to start off our anniversary series sharing the right techniques to get out of bed easily and set you up for the day (and night) ahead.
Reasons to get up, right?
Getting out of bed can be a real torture. As you might imagine getting up with a feeling of torture is not setting you up for the day optimal.
Furthermore getting up the wrong way will not only affect your entire day but potentially also damage the sleep quality you will experience at night.
So the main reason we want to get up the right way is to lay a solid foundation for us feeling good the entire day & night.
Combined with good morning rituals nothing will stop you!
What should I avoid?
Let’s have a look at what we want to avoid before I walk you through the technical process of getting upright.
Here are the most common mistakes you want to avoid when it comes to getting upright:
• not getting enough sleep
• using the snooze button
• drinking coffee first thing after getting up
• having a negative mindset
The list could go on and on, but these are the most common ones you want to have an eye on.
How do I best get out of bed?
First off, you want to make sure that you are committed to getting out of bed at the time you have set for yourself. To ensure this, a best practice is to visualize that you actually get up at the time you choose to get up.
Then take these proven three simple three steps:
Wake up the best way possible. Using an alarm clock that is hooked to your biorhythm is a thing worth considering (e.g. light-based)
Get out of bed right away. This is a critical part. As soon as you wake up you want to take care that you sit straight at the side of your bed. This means about 1-2 minutes after your alarm woke you up. Then – after a couple of seconds sitting still – get out of bed.
Get your body in motion. The best way to do so is to start off with drinking a glass of water to rehydrate. Next jump into a light environment. Then start with easy exercises. This can be a walk as I love to do this in the morning or any other thing that helps you to bring your body in motion.
Now that you are up and running you want to get into the right mindset for the day having good morning routines in place. I touch a bit of this in the podcast too.
Get started to improve your mornings and therefore your overall well being and listen to this week’s episode of the sleeptrust podcast.