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Five Tips for Waking Up Earlier in 2023

Learn to Love Mornings and Feel Accomplished Each Day

A new year means new goals and new routines, from taking the next step at work to simply waking up earlier. Recently, Angela Haupt from Time Magazine gave some incredibly helpful tips towards becoming a morning person. So I decided to expand on them by giving you some of my own advice to make mornings easier this year and beyond.

Take these first few steps towards a healthier and more productive 2023.

1. Limit Your Screen Time

Believe me, I know this one is hard. But research shows that the light from our screens can actually delay sleepiness. So set a cut-off time for work, and put down your phone or tablet several hours before bedtime. Furthermore, wait 30 minutes after your alarm goes off before checking your phone. You’ll be amazed at how much easier it is to wake up earlier by doing just this.

2. Monitor What You Eat or Drink

It’s tempting to go to sleep right after having a big meal. However, laying down while you’re still digesting causes gastric discomfort which will keep you up all night. That’s why most physicians recommend that you stop eating at least three hours before bedtime to reduce chances of upset stomach, indigestion, and acid reflux. This is especially true for caffeine, sugar, and alcohol, which can already keep you up on their own.

Aysha lounging in bed with a book

3. Set a Consistent Bedtime

The best way to ensure a good schedule is to go to bed at the same time every day, even on weekends. And the longer you do this, the more your body will get used to the routine and naturally become tired at the same time every night. Start off by gradually easing into it until you find a time that works just right, so you’ll be waking up earlier before you know it. If you struggle at first, try a small dose of melatonin each night in the beginning.

4. Turn Bedtime into a Ritual

Do a few things every night that make going to bed more relaxing and enjoyable. Take a shower at the same time and perform your skin care routine. Once you’re in bed, wind down by meditating, reading a book, or writing in your journal until you’re tired enough. If needed, turn on some white noise to help relax you even further. When falling asleep is more enjoyable, you can learn to love mornings.

5. Fix Your Morning Routine

Finally, you’ll wake up a lot easier when you streamline your morning routine. So, to avoid feeling overwhelmed, do all your small tasks the night before — prep meals, wash dishes, and put things away. And don't forget to lay out your outfit the night before so you’re not wasting time deciding what to wear.

Of course, this step always works better when you simplify your outfits. That’s why AYSHA NY relies on basic items made from high-quality fabric. The 14-Hour Pants, Blousettes, Amy Top, and Amy Caplet help you feel polished and put together with little-to-no effort.

Shop now for a wardrobe that makes waking up earlier a breeze.

Aysha wearing a green long sleeve top and the 14 Hour pants