How to be a morning person during winter

Sleep is one of life’s greatest gifts. You come home from work after a long, hard day and the first thing you want to do is hop into your bed. Whether you’re preparing for a Netflix marathon or catching up on some much-needed z’s, a bed is like a homing beacon for the worn. Getting into bed is a second nature, there is no persuasion needed! However, getting out of bed is probably one of the hardest things we face in our morning routine… it’s just too cosy!

In summer, the prospect of getting out of bed is exciting. The blazing sunshine acts as Mother Nature’s alarm clock, your room is awash with golden rays and the blue sky that is peeking out behind your curtains manifests excitement. Some mornings it can be so hot, all you want to do is get out of your sweltering fortress of blankets. This feeling fades about as fast as the tan lines on your legs because it’s time for a reality check…It's WINTER.

Before you panic, we know, we get it. Winter is the season where leaving your bed counts as a goal for the day. No more 11 am brunches in the garden, it’s pumpkin spice lattes on the couch as you watch your 14th episode of Gilmore Girls before 1 pm. Unfortunately, for some weird reason, they don’t cancel work in winter. It’s bizarre? So, to help you along the way we have come up with the best ways to make getting out of bed easier in the winter. Whether you’re reading from your homemade blanket fort or your desk at work, just remember that you’re not alone!

Don’t let your alarm frighten you awake

We know this sounds ridiculous but we’d much rather be woken up by the sound of chirping birdsong, than a deafening horn from what sounds like a cruise ship. Yes Apple, we’re looking at you. People tend to set alarms that are so thunderous, they’re shocked awake. Kick this to the curb, unless you want to wake up on the wrong side of the bed.

Don’t let yourself hit the snooze button

Honestly, the amount of times that the snooze button gets pressed in the morning is unlimited. No matter how many times you talk yourself into thinking it will be just another 5 minutes, you always end up running for the bus whilst carrying your half-cooked toast in your mouth. Help yourself and avoid that. 

Prep your coffee machine for action 

Nothing can compare to the satisfaction that a morning coffee gives you. It’s like a sip from the fountain of youth, you can’t beat the kick! If a morning cuppa can’t get you out of bed then we don’t think anything will.

Warm yourself up from the inside out 

A hot breakfast is essential to waking the body up after a cold night. Even though it is a struggle to leave your bed, a bowl of porridge or something similar can bring the same feeling of cosiness to your soul.

Warm yourself from the outside in

We know it’s hard to face stripping naked and hopping into a running stream of water when you can see icicles on the window. However, having a hot shower in the morning is a perfect way to wake and warm yourself up simultaneously. The hard part will be getting out. Not to worry, you’ve got a hot coffee and a warm breakfast waiting for you!

Image Credit: BabyCentre, Big Apple Bagels