1. Go to sleep and get up at the same time. Your body gets used to your regime, and soon it will begin to prompt you when you should start and end your day. Even if it is still hard for you to sleep earlier in the evening, try not to get distracted by your phone or computer. Help yourself to fall asleep with the help of some of the following ideas.

2. Find products for bath and shower, which are right for you. How do you feel after the shower or bath? What makes you feel fresh or calm? Which smells promote relaxation and which give you energy? Find answers on these questions and do not drive your body crazy by sending it wrong signals. Use relaxing aromatherapy in the evening and refreshing products in the morning.

3. Find something important to wake up for in the morning. The Japanese have a concept of "ikigai", something what you wake up for. If the global goal of your life has not raised yet, it is worth thinking about it at your leisure time (using your new morning hours, for instance). Look for your own answer, and it will not only help you wake up easier!

4. Use relaxing practices before your sleep. Would it be meditation, yoga nidra, or your personal ritual helping to relax, is not so important. The comfort of your sleep depends on how relaxed you are.

5. Put your alarm clock away from your bed. The need to go to the alarm clock, and other rituals associated with it, such as a morning glass of water standing near it, makes you wake up, and you may have enough willpower to go back to bed.

6. Put everything in order before you go to sleep. Have you noticed that waking up in a nice and clean room is much more pleasant? This makes you want to get up sooner and start a new day, full of achievements. Surrounding chaos might drive you deeper into your bed and suggest how much unpleasant chores you need to do.

7. Give the promise to do something in the morning. For example, wake up your friend, prepare a breakfast for your loved one before his or her work, walk your dog, send a letter no later than 8 a.m. Anything that is really important for you and cannot be done from beneath the blanket fits to this purpose.

8. Ask your close ones for help. If there are larks in your family, most likely they will be happy to help you synchronize your cycles. Ask them to bring you coffee in the morning, to wake you up to the bitter end, to splash you with cold water -  in other words, to do something that helps you wake up.

9. Sleep in complete darkness. The excessive light does not let your body get the signal that it is time to sleep. As a result, you find it difficult to fall asleep, and your sleep if less effective. Furthermore, sleeping with light can lead to health problems. Do not forget about the existence of sleeping mask.

10. Be patient and go to your goal consistently. Of course, you cannot rebuild your schedule for one day. The main thing here is not to give up and to go to bed earlier, even if you slept today too long and your day was short.

We understand that many people prefer to work at night. Been there, done that! However, if you are inquisitive, curious and love experiments, try to change something in your life! Luminosity will be happy to know your opinion and read about your experience.

Overtake the whole world. If you get a jump start on your day, you can enjoyan amazing and powerful feeling when everyone else is just waking up or coming to work, and you have already done so much!

Enjoy the morning sun and silence. You have a chance every day to wake up with the first sunlight and birdsong. Even if you live in a big city, go to your balcony or just to the window, take in the sun’s energy and think about how much you can do during this long and beautiful day.

Prepare a healthy breakfast. The earlier you get up, the more time you have before you need to run to work, to sit down at your computer or to gather your children for school. You have enough time to make a green healthy smoothie or a cut fruits for your favorite cereal without rushing. Moreover, you have time to prepare lunch boxes for yourself and your loved ones.

Jog, practice yoga or use this time for meditation. Rising earlier literally pushes the boundaries of your day, adding several free hours of productivity and accomplishment! Go out for a run (do you know that it is better to jog in daylight?), do a Surya Namaskar yoga cycle. Start your morning right, do what will make your body and mind fresh for the whole day!

Get to work without traffic jams. If you work in an office, getting to work earlier can help you avoid rush hour. You can have breakfast in a nearby cafe with a friend or colleague. You can also hold a morning meeting or take advantage of the silence in the office and work on tasks that require your full concentration. If you work from home, you have a great opportunity to start your work earlier and enjoy a free evening.

Go to the cinema in the morning. Not only are early shows at the theater cheaper, it can be a perfect date with yourself.

Walk your dog. If you have a four-legged friend, give it not just a five-minute sortie, but bring your dog for a long and exciting walk. Make time for plenty of running and playing together, so that your dog will be able to wait for you until the evening, and you will be full of energy for the rest of the day.

Beautify yourself. Use the extra time to create a new and more complex image of yourself. Today you need not run at breakneck speed, so you have time to dress up thoughtfully and elegantly.

Spend time with your family. Spend the beginning of the day, when you are still full of energy, with your loved ones. Cozy evenings together are important, yet morning is a great time to make plans, discuss important things and enjoy productive communication.

Be the best of yourself. Many studies show that the better your sleep schedule is synchronized with daylight, the better you rest while sleeping, the more fresh you are in the morning and the more effective your day is. People who get up early are proactive, as they have time to plan their days, are more willing to take responsibility and follow their targets, instead of going with the flow.

Some tasks are generally possible only in the morning – watching the sunrise, taking photos in the morning light, buying fresh products at the farmers market, walking around the city before the din and chaos of rush hour, drinking water 30 minutes before your meal, and may others.

 

Dr. Stefan Bode and Dr. Carsten Murawski from the University of Melbourne were able to predict human emotions through graphical representation of brain waves. Using an electroencephalography (“EEG”) test, researchers measured the electrical brain activity of 20 students who were looking at various pictures. The volunteers were shown pictures of food, scenes of daily life and status symbols.

The researchers found that while students viewed pictures, their brain encoded decisions with reference to time. During the experiment, the students’ brain activity was recorded, and then decrypted. Researchers could then predict how interesting the students found a particular image, and whether they thought more about the future or the present.

After the EEG test, students were shown the same pictures and asked questions. For example, what impressions did they have about the pictures, and whether certain images made them think about the present or the future.

The experiment proved that image information is processed in our brain automatically, without conscious awareness. That is, you may not even know that your brain has already made a decision. Moreover, these findings suggest that is much more information encoded in the brain activity by than it was previously thought.

According to scientists, this study will help to understand human impulsive behavior better. It turns out that if people, for example, try to quit smoking, their brain can unconsciously process information from ads for cigarettes and return the earlier model of behavior. Conversely, images that refer to the future can program the human consciousness to a specific future scenario. Moreover, cognitive processes that take place outside of human consciousness may even control the mechanism of complex long-term decision-making.


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