7 tips for becoming a morning person
Does that thought of waking up before noon fill you with dread? No fear—becoming a morning person will give you more time and energy and can be accomplished by following this routine.
Prep the night before
What are the biggest obstacles you run into each morning that send you into a panicked, rushed frenzy? Can you never find an outfit to wear? Do you scramble around looking for those documents you need for an early morning meeting? Before you go to bed each night, think about the things you need to accomplish in the morning to start your day on the right foot and help yourself along by prepping as much as possible.
Get out of bed right away
As tempting as it may be to hit the snooze button when that dreaded alarm tone rings, delaying the inevitable will just make you lethargic and grouchy. Once your alarm goes off, challenge yourself to get up and out of bed within the first few minutes of waking.
A little bit of physical activity can go a long way while you’re waking up. Take your dog on a brisk morning walk, spend a few minutes doing some stretches and yoga poses, or head to the gym to get a jumpstart on your day. You’ll be able to enjoy the peace and quiet of the early morning hours, and will feel ready to jump into the day once your heart rate goes up.
Make your bed
When your bed is unmade, the temptation to crawl back between the sheets and catch a few more z’s can be strong. Make your bed sometime during your morning routine for a little burst of productivity. And once you finish a long day at work and head home, you’ll notice how nice it is to come home to a tidily made bed.
One of the biggest perks of waking up early is being able to fully enjoy a hearty and healthy breakfast‑no more sad granola bars eaten on your way to work each day. Not only is breakfast a good chance to fuel your body with the nutrition it needs, but it’s also the perfect time for you to focus on your day ahead. Which brings us to the next point …
Think about your daily goals
Goals are incredible productivity motivators and accomplishing even the most simple of tasks can give you a boost of feel-good endorphins. Write down or simply think about your goals for each day and what you need to accomplish. Include anything from folding a batch of laundry to hitting that work metric you’re striving towards.
Develop a routine
Becoming a morning person doesn’t happen overnight, so creating a regular wake-up routine will help you adapt in the long term. Even if it might be a struggle to begin with, your morning routine will develop into a time that you cherish each day.
Waking up each morning can become something that you enjoy with a little discipline and a routine that works for you.