William Shakespeare once said “Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late”.
Of course when it comes to work, 3 hours early is a little excessive (that’s 3 hours you’re away from your warm beds – winter sucks!) However, 1 minute too late is exactly that, late. Too late. We’re all aware that things happen sometimes that are out of our control. Anyone who’s been stuck behind a car accident or at a railway crossing where the train just seems to go on… and on … and on … will especially feel this. However, we do ask you to aim to be 5 to 10 minutes early for work every day. This gives you time to put your things away, say hi to your co workers and grab a (much needed) coffee. It also means you aren’t racing against the clock every day which can raise your stress levels (both physical and mental) and have a much smoother and cheerier start to your days. If you struggle to get out of bed in the morning here’s a few tips that may help
- Put your alarm (or phone) on the other side of the room so you HAVE to get up to turn it off.
- Drink 1 glass of water right before you go to sleep. This will ensure you will wake up both hydrated AND early… because your bladder will wake you up. I didn’t say these tips were fun.
- Set your alarm tone as something fun and upbeat rather than loud and annoying. You’ll wake up less startled and annoyed AND you can have a solo morning dance party before work, yes!
As always, please be sure to let us know as far in advance as you can if you’re running late to work so we can let your team leaders know.
If anyone else has any fun or creative tips for waking up early/starting your day happier send them through to us! We’d love to read them and put them to work firstname.lastname@example.org