HAVING A BEDTIME
I have a reminder on my phone that works with my FitBit that tells me when it is 10pm and it is time to wind down and get ready for bed. You definitely don't have to have this app or a FitBit to do this, just set an alarm on your phone or know when it is time to wind down and turn off any of your electronic devices and have some you time. This could be reading a book, colouring in or just relaxing in bed getting your body to a relaxed state that you eventually drift off. If you start to get that drowsy/tired feeling switch the light off and close your eyes. You don't want to fight that feeling otherwise it can be harder to fall asleep.
KEEPING ALL YOUR ELECTRONICS OUT OF THE BEDROOM
This is an important one! In todays world we are all connect via our phones or laptops. It is really important to still have time to ourselves away from all the distractions of the media and digital life that might be popping up in your notifications or you get sucked into looking at another post, pin or video that catches your eye. As soon as your alarm goes off signalling your wind down time. Close the laptop or turn off your phone and put it on charge out of your bedroom and walk away. This is your chill out time.
SETTING AN ALARM CLOCK EVERYDAY
Yes, I said everyday, this can be a killer on the weekend(or you days off) but if you go to bed at a decent time and get enough sleep you will feel like you are refreshed and ready to take on your day.
As soon as your alarm clock goes off, get up! This has been one of the best things I have done. The first week was tough and not being a morning person it was hard to do. But as soon as you wake up get up, go get a cold glass of water or have a shower. You will have to see what works for you. Starting the day with a good breakfast is important to give you that fuel to get going and be productive.
What have you found that works for you when getting up in the morning?