A Two-Minute Trick to Make Getting Up in the Morning Easier

Correct us if we’re wrong, but this a pretty universal description of mornings—especially when the weather starts to shift. You manage to wrangle your feet out from under the covers, force them onto the floor, and then immediately want to take it all back and crawl under the duvet for another hour (or two or three). Those first few moments after the final alarm goes off are always the toughest, which is why we’ve decided to prolong the inevitable get-up-and-go, not out of laziness, but for a good cause—a two-minute trick that A) lets us stay in bed for two more minutes and B) makes getting out of bed worlds easier.

What’s the trick? It’s a total-body stretch that gets your blood flowing and gently wakes up your muscles so it will be less shocking when your feet first hit the floor. Did we mention you don’t even have to get out of bed to do it?

FYI: Here are five products that helped this ex-insomniac fall asleep like a baby.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.