Sickle cell disease: Following a positive wake-up plan

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Find tips for creating a positive wake-up routine to help make it easier to get out of bed and start your day.

Key points

  • Create a wake-up plan with activities you can look forward to so that you can get out of bed more quickly in the morning.
  • Your wake-up plan will include your wake time, how you will wake up and what you will do once you are out of bed.
  • You can personalize your plan as you like, but some ideas to get you started include opening your curtains to let in as much light as possible, having your favourite breakfast and listening to music.

Just like having a bedtime plan is helpful, so is having a positive wake-up plan. Having a routine that you look forward to in the morning can help you get out of bed quickly and start your day.


What will be part of your positive wake-up plan? Use the list of ideas below to get you started. You can personalize these as you like or add other ideas.

  • Wake time:
  • Set your alarm clock to your preferred setting (e.g., music, buzzer).
  • Turn on the lights and/or open your curtains to let in as much light as possible.
  • Have your favourite food or drink for breakfast.
  • Make plans to walk to school with a friend.
  • Read a short inspirational book or chapter.
  • Do some form of activity, for example exercise, walk, dance or ...
  • Write in your journal.
  • Listen to music.
  • Take an invigorating shower or bath.
  • The first energetic thing I will do as I wake up will be:
  • What else can you do for a positive wake-up routine?

Last updated: January 4th 2024