How To Become A Morning Person

Many people think they are not a morning person, I thought that too until I started to make some changes. Waking up early allows you to be super productive, especially if you have a lot of things to get done throughout the day. Making the transition to waking up early in the morning has been one of the best things I have done.

 

While you can make the transition, it will be a challenge, but its definitely worth it. The transition will come as a shock to your body, however, after a week or so your body will have made the switch and will be rearing to go and ready to get the day started!

 

So, how do you make yourself a morning person? Here are my top tips:

 

Schedule

The night before write a plan or a to-do list of what needs to be done. Often when you write things down and visually see what you have to do makes you feel more motivated to get up the next morning and get them done. When you have no plan, there is not much motivation to wake up early in the morning.

 

Go to bed one hour earlier

 

It is recommended that you get an average of 7-8 hours sleep a night, often any less is not productive for you-or healthy. Making sure you get an adequate amount of sleep is important to ensure you have enough energy to work throughout the day.

 



Wake Up Early

 

By waking up early, you are ensuring you expend enough energy to feel tired at night. You may think this is too difficult, however, what I have also noticed from experience is that earlier I wake up the more tired I get and I can't wait till I get in my bed. As a way to adjust your sleep schedule aim to wake up even 15 minutes before you usually do and then gradually increase it. Do not make significant large changes, for example, if you wake up at 8 don't attempt to try and wake up at 6, instead aim to wake up at 7:45, make small incremental changes that can allow your body to adjust.

 

Stick to a Sleep Schedule

 

Ensure you wake up and going to bed at the same time. What I have noticed is when I wake up at the same time I am always tried at the same time every night and therefore aim to go to bed. Once you wake up and go to bed at the same time every day your body adapts to this and it becomes its sleeping schedule.

 

Stop hitting snooze

Hitting the snooze button and falling back to sleep is very tempting. Instead, put your alarm clock on the other side of the room, this will force you to get up and switch it off, in turn resisting the temptation to crawl back into bed.

 

Have a Morning Routine

 

Begin your morning routine by brushing your teeth and drinking some water. These daily activities will tell your body that the day has begun and there will be less of a chance of retreating back to bed.

 

Think positively

 

You can control your mindset. There are two ways of seeing early mornings, the worst thing ever or as an opportunity to get ahead of the game and work towards your goals. I definitely choose the latter.

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