Mini Guide

Consiglio: Having Difficulty getting up in the morning? Prepare everything you need (as much as you can) the night before. Choose your clothes, pack your bag, … Also, get into the habit of getting up with the first alarm (don’t snooze)

Consiglio del giorno che ti può essere utile:

  1. You'll find that you'll mind getting out of a cozy bed less when there's not as much to prepare
  2. When you always snooze (e.g. “just 5 more minutes”) and fall back asleep during that time, you'll keep waking up during the beginning of another sleep cycle, thus waking up actually more groggy and disoriented. Also, there'll be less chances of sleeping in. Your body reacts strongly to habits, and once you get used to getting up immediately, it will become easier and easier to do.

Read more about the second point here!


Here's a few things I do that I've found helpful:

  1. Drink at least 1 glass of water right after getting up: during your sleep, you sweat. A lot. Rehydrating immediately will help your brain function better

4.Take a quick shower: you'll start the day feeling more fresh, especially if you use a shampoo that also smells fresh

  1. Something I learned for my degree: there's certain motions (basal stimulation; not what you think!) which activate your body. When showering, use “upwards” motions on your body parts instead of downwards. We use this in caretaking for people with severe physical disabilities. Upwards motions will wake you up, downwards motions will calm you down

  2. Create a routine and stick to it: you'll know immediately where to go and what the next steps are. In the morning, it's all about being time and energy efficient. Once you got a routine down, you can automatically do things without having to think much