Let’s be honest here… most of us hate the morning time and wish it didn’t exist. I’m slowly but surely trying to appreciate and love mornings more, because when I’m up early I tend to be more productive with my day. It’s definitely easier said than done, though, so here are some of the tips and tricks I’ve learned in my quest to become more of a morning person:
1. Don’t use your phone in bed.
This is a tough one for most people, but it’s one of the most beneficial. When you’re winding down for the night, plug your phone into a charger far away from your bed and put it on silent. This will totally help you fall asleep easier so you’re not up until ridiculous hours on Twitter or Instagram.
2. Don’t hit snooze, ever!!
This is the one I probably struggle with the most, especially when it’s cold out and your bed is just so warm. If you lay in bed while you’re already awake, it’s easier to fall back asleep and that always makes you more tired. It’s so important to get right out of bed once your body is awake to start your day.
3. Workout in the morning.
If your work or school schedule allows it, definitely take the time to get in a quick morning workout. It doesn’t have to be anything too strenuous, but a few minutes of yoga or a quick jog around the block will give you more energy. In turn, you’ll start to feel better and then you’ll eventually look forward to your early morning workout!
4. Get prepared for your day the night before.
I can’t sleep in a messy, unorganized room. Each night when all the day’s work is done, I tidy up my room and also get everything ready for the next day. I pick out my outfit, and make sure anything I need for the day is readily available on my desk. This will cut some time in the morning and you won’t wake up with a disorganized mind.
Coupled with this is making sure you have a bedtime routine. It can be as simple as doing things in the same order each night such as taking off makeup, drinking a cup of tea and then brushing your teeth. Routines help to stay organized, and organization helps with decreasing your stress.
5. Drink a tall, cold glass of water each morning.
Almost everyone can drink more water, so why not get in a big glass before you get anything else done? There are so many benefits to drinking tons of water, and if it’s ice cold, it’ll also help to wake you up a bit.
The most important thing to remember is that not everyone is perfect. Becoming a morning person is going to take some time, but once you’re there, it will definitely benefit your everyday life!