There’s no denying how difficult it is for many of us to get up in the morning and go about our daily routines. There are plenty of people who love getting up in the morning, whether they have to or not, while others simply don’t have a choice. No matter what the reason for getting up early in the morning may be, there’s also no denying that it would be a lot easier if it weren’t for a few factors:
Lack of Sufficient Sleep:
This is perhaps the most obvious reason behind why most people aren’t morning people. Sometimes, for whatever reason, we just don’t get enough sleep. There are things going on during the day that may take up a lot of our time, and sometimes those things may take us well into the night. It happens, and we lose a lot of sleep because of it. Even sometimes when we do get a sufficient amount of sleep, most of us still wake up feeling like we didn’t sleep enough. I know I’ve been there many times, regardless of the fact that I slept plenty of hours. Who knows why this happens. Seems to me like taking a simple nap feels a lot better, at least it has in my experience.
Another reason for feeling too tired to get up is insomnia. There are many people with insomnia and it makes it difficult to function when you go through so many nights without enough sleep (or any sleep) and you have a heavy workload during the entire week. That will take its toll on anybody. If you’re someone with insomnia and it’s interfering with your life, seek help. Sleep disorders are more common than you think.
Combine lack of sleep with having to get up early to go to work, let alone to a job that you can’t stand, to add to your grogginess. We’ve all been in the position where we had to go to work, and not feel satisfied with the job we are stuck with, all for the sake of being able to pay rent and bills, have clothes on our backs, and eat. Sometimes that makes you feel more tired than you probably are. It’s all psychological, but extremely disconcerting. You feel even more of an urge to go back to bed, and knowing that you can’t doesn’t make for a morning person.
This can surely increase your chances of depression. Depression is known for making you feel tired and wanting to sleep all the time. That’s why it’s so important to live life to the fullest, and go out and do the things that you’ve always wanted to do. No, it’s not always easy, especially when you’re a single parent with children to support. Remember, there’s always a way to obtain your goals so begin making a plan and stick to it. Even if it’ll take longer, going for yours will benefit in easing your depression from an undesirable lifestyle. Being greatful for what you have, especially when you have so much more than others can help put things in perspective for you also.
Another thing that causes people to have difficulty in the mornings is a major adjustment in their life that can possibly take away their sleep. Having a new baby, for instance, can definitely change the way you sleep, causing you to feel more exhausted in the morning. Newborn babies have to be tended to all day, and especially all night, until they are old enough to be put on a schedule. Some parents, especially moms, have more difficulty with this than others. And this is one of the things that causes postpartum depression.
It’s always a good idea to have someone help you with a new baby, but unfortunately, not everyone has that luxury. So if this is a reason you are not a morning person, don’t feel bad. It’s a part of life and definitely a stage that won’t last forever. There’s always more work involved when taking care of children, but you’ll at least be able to sleep during normal hours when you’re past the adjustment stage, and when your child/children are old enough to sleep throughout the night.
Sometimes a new work schedule can put a damper on how you sleep. A new job, for example, can contribute to your difficulty in mornings because of the crazy work schedule. When this occurs, it’s hard changing your sleeping hours from night, to sleeping during the day. Graveyard shifts are notorious for causing this for a lot of people.
For any normal reason why you may not be a morning person, simply try opening your curtains to let the light in. This will compel you to get of bed faster. Having a dark room will cause you to want to stay in bed longer, which you can’t do if you have to get up for work. And hitting the snooze button on the alarm clock won’t help either, so try not to do it.
For all the coffee fiends out there, try drinking something that’s more healthier and something that won’t make you “crash” in the middle of the day. Drinking lemon water (using fresh lemon juice only) will definitely contribute to giving you energy in the morning. Don’t go for those energy drinks, or energy shots. I don’t trust those things because they are not healthy, and not made from natural ingredients, and they make you crash during the early afternoon hours also.
Upon waking up, get up and make your bed right away. This will cause you to not want to get back into it, while keeping it bunched up will most definitely look inviting. So try doing that, combined with letting the light inside the window.
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