The idea of waking up early having a chance to sit down to a proper breakfast, maybe read the paper or possibly even go for a job sounds fantastic.
The snooze button is so very tempting on chilly winter mornings, and then before you know it breakfast is just a thing of the imagination.
In theory the dream of the seamless morning routine is great, but unfortunately sometimes it can be difficult to master. If you struggle to get a morning routine that really works, this could be why.
Your eyebrows take forever:
The brow has never been more important. However, if you’re rushing and stressed every morning facing into rush hour traffic, consider streamlining aspects of your morning routine.
Picking an outfit the night before is one way to speed things up. Then you have time for other things, such as breakfast, or maybe even reading that book you were supposed to finish last year.
You love the snooze button:
Making the leap from an 8 o’clock wake up call to 6 o’clock might be a might courageous. You can however start to train yourself to wake up earlier.
Start by setting your alarm 20 minutes earlier for a week, and then try for 30 or 40 minutes the following week. Who knows, after a month you might actually be a morning person.
Your night time routine is less than practical:
If you’re working or studying until three in the morning then of course waking up early is going to be a struggle. Try to find some less stressful activities to do to wind down.
Pinterest is full of simple yoga routines that are supposed to help you settle down. Also, avoid staring at your phone, computer or television.
The blue light they emit slows down your production of melatonin, a hormone we need to help regulate our sleep cycles.