Rely on AlarmsThe greatest obstacle for many telecommuters is simply getting out of bed in the morning. Turning off one alarm and falling back into your comfortable bed is a reflex. Make it impossible to go back to sleep by setting multiple alarms throughout the house. Some options include setting a microwave timer in the kitchen or winding up an alarm clock in your bathroom. Set more alarms than you think necessary to get going.Getting up in the morning and maintaining a healthy sleep schedule are common problems for telecommuters. Sticking to a routine will help you optimize your sleep quality.
Take a Break From Your BedSo you have decided to make your bed an all-in-one sleep and work sanctuary. Great! First things first: mentally separate the bed you sleep in from the bed you work in. Take some time away from your bed. After you get out of bed consider:
- Taking a shower
- Exercising at the gym
- Grabbing a coffee from a nearby caf√©