When you think about stress, what do you think of? Headaches at work or muscle tension at night that makes it hard to go to bed? Many people blame stress for a lack of sleep, but did you know that stress may also be the reason why you’re having trouble getting up in the morning?
That’s right! Stress has the ability to really take over our entire lives. But there are easy steps you can follow that will help you to avoid feeling anxious and stressed before you even leave your nice and cozy bed. Don’t let morning stress throw off your entire day; follow these tips.
Wake up just 10 minutes earlier
We have all been there — sleeping and hitting snooze until you absolutely have to get out of bed. Then you have to scramble to shower, get dressed, and get out the door before hitting heavy traffic. Simply waking up 10 minutes before you need to will give you an easy start to the day without any extra stress and anxiety that you’re going to be late.
Try a light alarm clock
While it does eventually get you out of bed, an alarm clock can be jarring in the morning. Try waking up in a more peaceful way by investing in a light alarm clock that will slowly brighten your room at whatever time you set it for. The light will alert your brain to rise in a more natural way, and you won’t be jolted awake and left anxious for the rest of the day.
Look into aromatherapy
Aromatherapy can be pretty powerful; if applied properly it can ease stress and help you stay healthy. Quickly sniffing an energizing blend can boost your mood in seconds and get you up and ready for the day ahead. And don’t forget to keep this going throughout the day; a little heat therapy mixed with some relaxing aromatherapy blends can work wonders when you are feeling sluggish during the day.
So tomorrow when you wake up, try these tips and get going! You don’t want to be one of the million U.S. employees that misses work every day because of stress, so get up and make sure you have a great day ahead.