1. Leave the curtains open to let in the sunshine. Anna Borges / BuzzFeed Sunlight actually wakes up your brain in a way that artificial light can't. Learn more here. 2. Go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Disney This will get your body used to a regular rhythm and assure that you are getting enough sleep. 3. Wake up just 10 minutes earlier so you have a little extra time to spend on something that makes you happy. Flo Perry / BuzzFeed / Via buzzfeed.com Instead of showing up to work or class like a grump, give yourself some time to ease into the day. Start with a cup of coffee with a read that will wake up your brain, or just take a little bit longer to get ready in the morning (which brings the extra benefit of not looking "tired"). 4. Make your breakfast ahead of time so that you never have to skip it. BuzzFeed / Via buzzfeed.com Make a month's worth of egg cups and freeze them. Pop one in the fridge each night so they thaw by the morning.Get 4 more make-ahead breakfast recipes here. 5. DON'T HIT SNOOZE! Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF BuzzFeed Those extra five or ten minutes can actually make you feel more drowsy since you're reentering the sleep cycle. Plus, it's really stressful to hear a loud, blaring noise eight times in a row.If you're really tempted, disable snooze when you set your alarm and just set two alarms: an early one to prepare you and then the real one 15 minutes later.