Tips to wake up early in the morning for Sports & Workouts
Is Work-from-Home killing your health and you want to wake up early for football and fitness sessions at Kalikkalam?
Most of us love to sleep rather than waking up for early morning workouts. Yes, it is hard or impossible to leave your warm bed for an early morning football activity.
We all intent to wake up early for a healthy lifestyle and develop our own fitness through workouts & sports activities. Here are few tips from Kalikkalam for those enthusiasts.
You have to wake up with intention, so remind yourself the moment you wake up why you’re making moves in the dark before the rest of the world. It’s because you want to be strong, you got your football moves to perform and intent to live a healthy lifestyle.
Keep your alarm at a distance
To avoid snoozing your alarm, place your phone or alarm clock away from your access and not near your bed. This way, when your alarm goes off, you’ll be forced to get out of bed to silence it. Without the temptation of snoozing your alarm, you’ll be up and at right on time. Turn your alarm off and turn on all the lights and some music!
Try to avoid Snooze - Tempting to snooze your alarm for getting just a few more minutes, and falling back asleep after waking leads to sleep fragmentation. Sleep fragmentation increases daytime sleepiness and grogginess, decreases performance, and makes you feel run-down.
Make your bed once you are up
Once you turn your alarm clock off, turn on the lights, and MAKE YOUR BED! If you spend a minute or two to make your bed, you start to move around and get your blood flowing, plus you’re so much less likely to crawl back to your bed.
Keep your clothes ready the night before
The night before your early football or workout session, always get all of your outfits ready. If you need to visit your office or any other place after football session, keep all the required set of cloths ready for throughout your day. This way, when you wake up you don’t have to waste a single second thinking about what to wear. Plan every minute of your morning in advance so that things are ready and aligned.
Set an earlier bedtime and ditch your phone at night
No matter what, try to wind down by 10 p.m. every night. Don’t care how late you have worked, skip your night activities to go to bed early. Start turning off screens, either read a book or spend some quality time with pets or family. Social media and emails in the evening are the worst things you can do for your sleep. As the energy from your day falls away, close my eyes and go over things you are grateful for until you fall asleep. This is the best sleep you’ll get, and waking up feeling rested is half the battle at 5 a.m.
Sleep with your curtains open
Leave your blinds or curtains completely open before going to bed. This way, sunlight can stream through and help you wake up more naturally. On sunny days, this can be an effective strategy.
Make it a group effort
A great way to make waking up early easier is to have friend, or network, to keep each other accountable. While it may be easy to talk yourself into hitting the snooze button and staying under your warm blankets, if you’ve already given your workout buddy your word that you’re going to meet up for that 6:00 a.m. football session, it’s an incentive to get up and get moving.